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Dr. Felix Chien

Family Medicine
New York
24 years experience male

Locations

Chien Medical PLLC

New York

Address

86 Bowery Third Floor, New York, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Medicare

About

Bio

We are a small, intimate family medicine office that is in many ways same and different from the regular office you used to see. We are very efficient when you want us to be. But we also take the time to answer your questions and to be involved in your health in a deeper, more meaningful way then any group practice every could or....would. While life in New York City is fast paced and adaptive, we put you the patient in the center of our mission. Have a great day.

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.

Family Medicine

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

84 Answers
101 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Probiotics: Probiotics have wide ranging benefits, but an optimal dose for all individuals is still illusive. It is possible to overdose on probiotics depending o... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Yes, hemorrhoids can cause severe rectal bleeding. And yes the amount of blood being exuded can be frightening. People with continued problems with h... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Transmission of HIV: For purposes of transmission, I do not know of any transmission through environmental surfaces. Though checking through the Center of Disease Control ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Wide ranging answers: I have attached a number of topics that would be relevant to an individual who has developed sudden swelling and rediness in one leg. This in no way i... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Multiple Symptoms: You have a number of symptoms that make it difficult for a physician to give you an exact diagnosis. I would recommend that you set up an appointment ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Swollen finger: Not sure how it happened or why just that finger. Could be some type of repetitive motion issue. Please seek out your personal physician for an evalu... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Bite: Difficult to answer without more information. If it is itchy and stays localized, it may be just a non venomous insect bite that will disappear soon.... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Lymph node: Could be a lymph node that is just reactive. But don't know the reason. If you have any fever, chills, cough, loss of weight or any other concerning s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Forget to breathe: Don't worry if you seem to forget to breathe. It is an unconscious mechanism, and while you think you are forgetting to breathe or breathe properly, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Confirm diagnosis: You can present your physician with information about the symptoms that you have and see if he is receptive. Sometimes there are missing pieces of in... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Caveats: Do not use Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) to lower your heart rate. In fact the opposite may occur. Do not use flexeril if you have a heart rhythm disor... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Follow up with MD: What you have described may be side effects of synvisc which may dissipate over time or it may be something much worse. You should seek asap a physici... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Description of terms: A hypomanic episode is a description of an emotional state characterized by a distinct period of persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood, ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Painful bulge: You probably need to be evaluated to see if you have some type of hernia or another medical issue. It will require more of a history and physical and... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Follow up with MD: You need to follow up with an DO/MD as soon as you can. A number of symptoms appearing within a short time will need to be deciphered by an urgent car... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Elbow pain: You need to be followed by a family physician/internist to assess your condition. The fact your arm is swollen and you cannot move without it being pa... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Penis angled: This shouldn't be a problem unless you are having trouble urinating, having painful erections, or discharge. You can always solicit an opinion from y... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Warts: If they are warts, going to your physician to obtain cryotherapy would be your quickest and most efficient option. He could also pare down the wart wi... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Follow up with MD: Hello. Discoloration is more of a sign of how long the mucous has been in your sinus cavities than a sign of infection. However, if you feel less cong... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Mass: You will need to follow up with your family physician to evaluate. There could also be need a need for a General Surgery referral for biopsy of the pe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Contacts don't come cheap, especially if they are extended wear. But even with thorough cleaning and sterilization, I don't think it is worth the risk... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Sagging breasts: Hi. You can minimize this. For instance, the study in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal found that a high BMI and a history of smoking were risk factors ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Asthma + fever: Fever and cough can cross into a number of disease possibilities. Pneumonia is one example. It is probably best to seek the advice of a physician and... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Most likely not.: You would need to have an office evaluation before a note can be written to excuse your absence from work or school.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Bump on penis: I can't give you an answer to this via the internet. You will have to see your primary or a urologist to find an answer. Make not of when your lump f... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Swollen knee: Usually in 48 hours you should see a significant reduction in swelling. Especially in combination with an NSAID. But if you are an active person and d... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Possible causes: I cannot give you a straight answer because there are still a number of possibilities. I am assuming that you have tried a number of OTC products in a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Flying: Flying doesn't pose a problem as long as one is asymptomatic. As long as no structural disease is present, defined by a normal echo and a normal stre... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Type 1 DM exercise: http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/fitness/exercise-and-type-1-diabetes.html In short, exercise is good. Know your insulin needs before and af... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Question?: What is your question? Is it about your medication and a possible issue with your upcoming surgery? If it is, it is best to direct this to your opthal... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Knee surgery pain: On the directions your doctor wrote it states one two tablets every four to six hours as needed. If you need more pain medication or not finding reli... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Skin rash: The differential is very large. Could be sun exposure. Could be contact dermatitis. I would follow up with your family physician or dermatologist an... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Rash: You would have to see your local physician for them to make a diagnosis. But yes, a fungal infection is a possibility, and it tends to grow in areas o... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Back pain: If your back pain has been happening for over a month, I would recommend seeing a kind and caring physician. They will take a thorough history and eva... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Tea in general: Tea in general has been shown to have many health benefits. Green tea has been shown to have a high concentration of polyphenols which help to fight ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not an easy answer.: You need to follow up with an ophthalmologist and a neurologist for a through history and evaluation.
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Hand numbness: That would depend. If this hand numbness has been going on for a long time, you might want to check in with your physician to find out his insights. ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Back pain: You would need to follow up with your primary physician in order to be evaluated and treated. Certain questions that she/he may ask include. When di... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Pop on pee: I would recommend being evaluated by either a family physician or urologist to determine if this was a temporary issue or something long term. There ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Cuts: Your cut is trying to heal itself so new skin may be forming. Or it could be signs of an infection. You should see your doctor if it becomes more pai... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Discoloration: You might want to check with your physician the reason for the discoloration. If it is not contact, was there any type of previous trauma? Please invo... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Mucin strands: They are essentially mucous threads in the urine and are very common. It doesn't reflect something wrong with your urine. But follow up with your phys... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Cellulitis: If after 48 or 72 hours, the cellulitis has not stabilized for a patient, there are a number of scenarios. One, it is not cellulitis. Two the curren... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Joint pain: Viruses can lead to body aches and joint pains. They are also accompanied by fever. But there are also many other conditions that can cause joint pa... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
R/O STD: There is always a possibility of error which could come from a number of factors. If you are still concerned that the blood or urine tests failed to p... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Should get better.: With any type of trauma there are many events that can happen. Sometimes when the patient tenses up and the needle is put in, the muscles around the a... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Little bugs.: This can be very frustration, and I certainly feel for your distress. Have you tried prescription medication and have you seen your physician? If you... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Ear pain: Not sure what medication you are taking. Best advised to see a physician to evaluate your ear, your sinuses, and possible dental issues. Have a great... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Amoxicillin: You need to go to your family physician and request a prescription for antibiotics. You also have the choice also of going to an Emergency Room or an ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Head tingling: This is a difficult question to answer without more information. Are their other accompanying symptoms such as headaches or visual changes? You would... Read More

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May 24, 2017
Dr Chien is providing an excellent service to the public as a medical contributor on Health Tap.
Apr 20, 2017
Gives clear, concise answers. A welcome newcomer to HealthTap!
May 2, 2017
Strong recommendation for preventive medicine.
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanksss......sir now i feel good..because have not trouble urinating qnd also not painfull erections..or discharge
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Thank you for taking the time answering my question, have a nice day
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question. Thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

BROWARD HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2005

Awards

patients choice award of 2012

Affiliations

Lenox HIll Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital New York

Publications

Asian American Health Paradigm
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