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Dr. Nancy Mellow

Internal Medicine
New York, NY
46 years experience female

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

88 University Place Ste 702, null, New York, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Office

New York, NY

About

Bio

Dr. Mellow is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine. She has been in practice for 30 years and takes special interest in preventive medicine, women's health care, HIV care, nutritional counseling and treatment of stress-related conditions. She takes a holistic approach to the practice of medicine and, whenever possible, urges her patients to adopt a healthier lifestyle, rather than relying solely on medications.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

240 Answers
256 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See your doctor: Women commonly are diagnosed with patellofemoral syndrome. It often improves with physical therapy and doing exercises to strengthen the muscles that... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See your doctor: You might need to have some of the other hormones adjusted to make sure you have normal thyroid levels and cortisone levels. If you have not seen a sp... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See your Gyn!: It could be a miscarriage. But women often have spotting during the first 3 months as the fertilized egg implants into the uterine lining. Your docto... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
That sounds normal: Normal periods do not come on the same day of every month. Generally, the time interval between the first day of bleeding of one month and the first ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
It depends: Sulfasalazine may be the cause of abnormal liver tests, but only in a very small percentage of patients. If you also have a fever and rash, it could ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Might be normal: Some discharge is normal for women. Often early in the cycle there is a thin, watery discharge similar to uncooked egg white and, after ovulation, t... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
A good idea: If symptoms change or progress in a patient initially diagnosed with fibromyalgia, it is always wise to recheck for another, autoimmune disorder. Man... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Perhaps: Ibs can cause bloating or uncomfortable distension, which can be felt beneath the rib cage, but most often the pain or cramps are in the lower left ab... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See a specialist!: One of the main problems with conception at your age is aging of the ovaries, with poor egg quality. Some fertility experts are now treating patients... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Not usually: Fever is not a usual symptom. Most often hyperthyroidism causes increased sweating, rapid heartbeat or palpitations, a tremor, the appearance of sta... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Not exactly: The term 250 mg/5 ml is the concentration of the drug (the amount of drug in milligrams in a particular volume of liquid). In other words, a much gre... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Depends on menopause: If you are asking about the medications that are used after surgery for early breast cancers to prevent recurrence, the choice depends on whether peri... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Unlikely: Herpes usually affects a small patch of skin, not a large area (like your entire abdomen). There is usually a raised reddish area with a cluster of t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Asthma is possible: The feeling of heaviness in the chest, trouble breathing, and breathing problems after laughter can be symptoms of asthma. In most cases, people with... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Probably not: I'm not sure what type of stool test you are doing, but usually stool tests are done to check for internal bleeding or the presence of infections ( pa... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See a gyn!: Any abnormal bleeding should be evaluated by your doctor and you should start prenatal care!. Possible causes for your symptoms might be a miscarria... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
It depends: For any adult, normal blood sugar levels are different if you are fasting (eg first thing in the morning) or if you have eaten. Normal fasting sugars... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: The high hormones that your body produces during pregnancy causes increased discharge. Women are also prone to yeast infections during pregnancy, as ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Tests for clotting: People whose blood tends to clot excessively can have deep vein thrombosis (clots in veins in the legs or abdomen) or pulmonary emboli (clots that tra... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Give it some time: If you accidentally conceived 3 months ago, it is clear that there are no problems with either you or your partner's fertility, as long as you have th... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Shake or jerk?: It is normal for healthy people to have a jerking or twitching of their muscles right before falling asleep. It is similar to "hiccups", where the mu... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: All those areas can be infected with herpes simplex. Any area of skin or mucous membrane (such as inside the mouth or vagina) can be infected with her... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
That depends!: It is important to think carefully about or speak to a counselor about what is causing your stress. Changing things in your daily life, at work or at ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See your gyn!!: It could be a foreign body, such as an old condom or old tampon. If you have had vaginal deliveries, it is possible that you have "prolapse". This me... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Avoidance of trigger: If asthma is provoked by exposure to pollens, dust, animal dander, etc, avoiding these triggers can help. It is also advisable to avoid fumes , chemi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Encourage her: Some people do not exercise out of habit, being busy, concerns that it's too challenging to start, pain or stiffness (as in arthritis), or just perso... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
It might: Gi side effects of medication are often less if the medications are taken with or after food. Often, side effects like nausea are very transient and... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: If there are no reasons why you can't take birth control pills (smoker, a history of blood clots, etc), some pills can actually stop you from having... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See an MD ASAP!: Very dark, tarry-looking stools can mean that you have bleeding from an ulcer. If you are dizzy, having cold sweats, or rapid heart beat, you may ha... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
It might: Some data suggests that the effect depends on the degree (intensity) of exercise. For example running a marathon or high mileage might temporarily m... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Not usually: First of all, it is important to return to your endocrinologist or internist to have your thyroid levels checked. It is possible that you are not taki... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Probably fine: Linzess (linaclotide) is usually taken on an empty stomach, about 30 minutes before breakfast. If taken soon after a high-fat meal, it can cause diar... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
I don't understand: You need to specify what you mean by "second period" ! for example, do you mean second period ever in your life, second period after childbirth, stop... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Pregnancy possible?: Unless it is totally impossible (you haven't had sex and your partner has not "come" near your vagina), make sure you're not pregnant. Some women als... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
There are many!: People with different ethnic backgrounds and taste preferences rely on different sources of protein. These can be fish, eggs, chicken, dairy products... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Acne, for one.: Probably the most frequent use of Minocin (minocycline) is for some types of acne. As with other antibiotics, there are many recommended uses.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
None!: It takes a good diet, regular "cardio" and resistance training, and often some weight loss to flatten your stomach. Beware of all the media that promi... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
No: Healthy women who have sexual intercourse frequently get uti's. Certain factors, like using spermicides or diaphragms for contraception, or not drin... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
No!: Many alcoholics have larger red blood cells from nutritional deficiencies. Maybe he misunderstood that information.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See your doctor: A lot of conditions can look that way, in particular ringworm (if it's dry and scaly and you have been near pets) or even lyme disease (if it keeps en... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See your doctor: There are many causes of hair loss in children, including a fungus infection (called tinea capitis), and some autoimmune and inflammatory causes. You... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
What blood test?: False negatives, as well as false positives, can occur with any test, but most tests have a very low rate of both. In some cases, a false negative ca... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
I'm not sure: If your doctor is funny or has an odd personality and you are comfortable with him or her and receive excellent care, there is no problem. If you do ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: Pulling out (often caused coitus interruptus) has no influence on whether or not you get a yeast infection. Yeast infections are often related to re... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Probably no danger: I'd need to know your age, sex, and other health issues (heart or kidney disease, diabetes, birth control). If you are young and otherwise healthy, bl... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
The jawbone: The mandible is the part of the jaw (the bottom bone) that moves when you open your mouth or chew. The upper palate is not part of the mandible. It i... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Possible pregnancy: If you have some nausea and fatigue and miss your period, you should check a pregnancy test. However, many women your age are not absolutely regular... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
We need more info: Is this acute hep b (you just got ill with it, with jaundice, fatigue, etc) or chronic hep b (you've had it for a while)? If you have a normal immune ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
No: The age when girls get their periods can vary a lot, depending on family history, their size and weight, their ethnic group, etc. Usually, there is ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
May be unrelated: Many women with fair skin normally have blue veins visible on their breasts. If this is something new for you, please see your doctor to check your b... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr Mellow is a great example of a general internist in a solo practice in Manhattan, where her practice includes preventive medicine and women's health, among other areas.
Sep 16, 2013
Great doctor
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mellow is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for the excellent advice, Doctor Mellow. I knew strength training helps diabetes but wasn't sure about heart disease. I became diabetic 10 years ago at 56, added strength to my cardio program...Read More
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Thx! He just had a biopsy in May this year, and this spot appears in the past few weeks. Child melanoma is rare- hope I'm not overreacting..
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I can upload a photo of the removed stasis if required, it takes about 24 hours for this to work, but the small test area has cleared.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Graduated 1977MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1977MD

Awards

Top General Internist, Second Place, Manhattan, NY - Winter
2013
HealthTap Scholar
HealthTap ClubMD

Affiliations

Beth Israel Medical Ctr-Petrie
Nancy Mellow, M.D.-solo private practice
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