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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Eating disorder: Binging and purging is not a matter of "self-control". It is a serious psychologic disorder (an "eating disorder") that can result in fatal medical... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
A waste of money!: There is no evidence that any "male enhancer" will actually change the size or shape of a man's penis.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
It depends: In a early pregnancy, a test might be negative because it is done too early (before the time that HCG becomes detectable). A positive test usually m... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See your doctor!: A difference in temperature could result from less blood flow in one arm (ie a blockage in a blood vessel) , or a difference in the activity of the n... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Unlikely but possibl: Usually, with a 28 day cycle, ovulation would occur between the 12th and 16th days, and the most fertile period would start at the 8th to 9th day. Ho... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Not usually: Antibiotics don't usually affect your cycle. However, sometimes the reason you're on the antibiotic, such as a severe infection or high fever, can del... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Call her doctor!: It is hard to diagnose these symptoms without examining her. Sometimes an antibiotic can cause constipation and bloating after eating, but she needs t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Don't wait long: Your "rescue inhaler" (such as albuterol) should work within minutes. If you do not feel any relief, or have used it several times in a row without r... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Possibly both: Flaxseed is the seed of the flax plant. It is usually considered a phytoestrogen, a plant substance with properties similar to estrogen, but in young ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Great motivation!: If you really want to change your lifestyle, that's the first step. Check with your doctor before doing anything but walking. Try to do both "cardio" ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Pregnancy possible?: Nipple tenderness can be a symptom of early pregnancy. Other hormonal changes, like starting a birth control pill or being premenstrual can sometimes... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
It may be normal: Inguinal lymph nodes are frequently enlarged because they are stimulated by common events, such as cuts, burns, or skin rashes on your legs or feet, o... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Many possibilities: First of all, if your BP is only slightly up, your doctor might advise weight loss, having less salt and more fruits and vegetables in your diet, regu... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Is is dry?: I do not know what skin issues you have in winter but, in general, many people have very dry skin that might be flaky or itchy in winter. This may be ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See your doctor: Blood tests alone cannot always explain your symptoms. Sometimes, weakness can be related to not eating regularly or to not taking in enough fluids. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Usually, yes: If your cholesterol levels are very high, pravastatin might not have been strong enough. For extremely high cholesterol, Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Cr... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Not usually: Passing some air during sex, particularly in positions where the pelvis is raised (like "doggy style") is normal. Air normally flows into the vagina,... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
It depends: If you have checked your own level and you have had food or drink within the last 2 hours, it might be normal. If your sugar is higher than 100 after... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Not related: There is probably some other explanation for your finger swelling than just walking. Continue your walking program!
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
What's the question?: The symptoms sound like a viral respiratory infection ("cold"). Unless you develop a high fever, severe cough, chest pain, or shortness of breath, no... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
It depends: In some cases, these can be normal states (an athletic person with bradycardia) or due to another condition (tachycardia with overactive thyroid, too ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
That depends!: The basics, for women of average risk are: your weight, your first colonoscopy at around 50 years old, a blood pressure check, blood tests for cholest... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Frequent finding: Ct's frequently show "incidental" findings. In most cases, they do not represent any serious disease. Often your radiologist and physician will rec... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Up to a week: Periods can vary somewhat and sometimes be later due to illness, travel, weight changes, a lot of exercise, etc. If you have had unprotected sex dur... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
No, it's normal: Your kidneys need to filter all the blood in your body and remove waste and make sure the right amount of salts and acids are retained or excreted. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Is PCOS possible?: If you have not had a pattern of ovulating regularly (that is, getting regular periods), the test can be falsely positive. For example, polycystic ov... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
You need more tests: If the high-risk hpv was the result on your pap smear, it means that any abnormality on the pap smear itself must be taken seriously and probably foll... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See your Gyn!: If you have been on the pill for a long time, it is not uncommon to stop getting periods. This can happen because the hormones in the pill can preven... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Yes!: Eye infections may be serious. Please take your son to his pediatrician right away.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See a dermatologist!: Your description does not sound like any std, but i would strongly recommend that you see your dermatologist, particularly if the skin flap is somethi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Their training: General practice usually means the doctor has completed only an internship (1 year) of hospital training after medical school. Family physicians and i... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Are you pregnant?: Stopping the pill should not change the size of your breasts. If anything, some women notice that taking a birth control pill increases the size of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Extremely common: Cardiovascular disease, which means diseases of the heart and blood vessels, is the most frequent cause of death among elderly people. This includes ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
No!: If you want to breastfeed, you need to stay off all drugs and medications, unless approved by the pediatrician. Almost everything that you take into ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: In many cases, people with low to normal blood pressure become lightheaded with squatting because the blood flow to their brains is temporarily reduce... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Perhaps: If you mean emotional or psychological disorders, yes. People often binge-eat or crave foods with a lot of sugar, salt, or fat when they are depresse... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
None!: Your adrenal gland is an endocrine (hormone-producing) gland that pretty much works on its own, with some stimulation by the pituitary gland in your b... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
No reason not to: A thin watery discharge (similar to uncooked egg white) is often the sign of high estrogen levels, which occur around the time of ovulation. After ov... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Many possibilities: You can get vaginal itching for the same reasons as before your hysterectomy! for example, vaginitis (yeast or candida is very common), an allergic re... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See your gyn!!: If you have swelling of your belly and urinary symptoms, it is important to see your gyn and have an ultrasound as soon as possible, if not already do... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Probably yes: Whey protein itself is probably safe, but with any food supplement, you can never be sure that the product has no contaminants (other substances that ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
It depends: Depending on the type of pill (the dose of estrogen and Progesterone it contains), it might require only 2 pills or as many as 6, used 12 hours apart,... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Highly unlikely: At your age, the most common cause of a poor appetite would be emotional, such as depression, anxiety, or tremendous stress. There are also medical co... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: "morning after" or emergency contraceptive pills that contain no estrogen do not increase risks of clotting. Plan b one-step, for example, is availabl... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
No: The only supplement that might help with yeast infections is the use of probiotics
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
No: It is used mainly for strep or staph skin infections and not effective against the usual bacterial cause of bacterial vaginosis (gardnerella), it als... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See your gyn!!: In early pregnancy, it can be normal to have a little bleeding (brown discharge is usually from small amounts of bleeding). This can be from implant... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Uncertain: Check with your dentist or oral surgeon. It depends on the exact procedure done and anticipated healing.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Not true: He may have an active metabolism and not gain weight by eating junk food but, like anyone else, his overall health depends on solid nutrition. Eating ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Eating regularly: If you do not skip meals, and eat healthy meals and snacks every 2-4 hours, you can avoid severe hunger pangs. Also avoid refined sugars and large a... 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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