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Dr. Linda Tao

Cardiology
New York, NY
36 years experience female

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

254 Canal Street, Suite 5003, New York, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Cigna

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About

Bio

I am trained as an interventional and general cardiologist and am an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center who has been in private practice for more than twenty years. I subsequently completed additional Advanced Fellowship training in Anti Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine, and have since focused on becoming a health solution designer in preventative health and chronic illness management. My commitment is to contribute to developing cutting edge technology to optimize the body's innate ability to heal as a sustainable principle in the journey towards optimal health and productive longevity.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Anti-Aging Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Internal Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

134 Answers
46 Agrees
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Ignore: Get the best quality you can since the fish oil can have impurities and also get oxidised.
A female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Good diet and rest: i think you mean a vitamin for hair skin and nails. These will include B vitamins, vitamin C and some minerals eg zinc. They can help toward restorin... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Xerophthalmia: Most serious when occurring in children related to severe Vitamin A deficiency most commonly in developing countries. For prevention, good nutrition i... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
See doctor: you should see an ENT (ear nose throat) specialist to be sure there is nothing seriously wrong. Good luck to you!
A female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Synthroid (thyroxine) dosage: The low TSH usually means that you need less thyroid supplementation. The caveat is that your doctor may be suppressing your TSH with higher synthroid... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Restore potassium: Your potassium must be restored to normal before anything else. Additionally your RBC magnesium level needs to be checked and also followed as the mag... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Check blood: between the UC flare and the enema and suppository u may have an imbalance of your blood electrolytes eg potassium, calcium, magnesium. This can resu... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
? Hernia: based on your description you might have a hernia which is a bulging due to weekend abdominal muscle fibers. This is most common in people who have ha... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Possibly: all medications can affect bowel movements. If your constipation only started after the medications it is even more likely. You can try some over the ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Yes: its ok as long as you don't miss any of the daily doses.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
See a doctor: you need to see a doctor. Any pain in the lower right side that is moving around can be a sign of appendicitis which can become dangerous. Best wishes... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Check with doctor: I would advise you to see your doctor and have a medical check up as there are some endocrinologic (glandular) conditions that can make you look like ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Get it checked out. : It is not unusual for people to have a somewhat irregular pulse sometimes. However there are different types of "irregularity" and you should have it ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Need further work up: reflux itself should not cause fever. Common causes of unexplained fever include unusual infections eg parasites, an abscess somewhere, a tumor somewh... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Use all eye drops: please be sure you use all the eye drops as prescribed. General precautions include not getting water in the eye (be careful with shower), don't rub t... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Dehydration: you sound like you might be somewhat dehydrated. This can be due to a virus or any type of infection. Blood loss or excess heat or exercise can also ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Grapefruit and stati: Generally you should significantly restrict your intake of grapefruit and its juice while taking statins because they reduce the breakdown of the drug... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
See ENT: if after all this time the sore throat has not resolved it would be prudent to see a ear nose and throat specialist. A common etiology of prolonged so... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Reasonable to take: Diastolic HF refers to stiffness in the heart muscle where the heart muscle doesn't relax fully after each contraction. Losartan is in a class of me... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Not unusual: It could just be dried old blood and should clear in the next day or so. However if it persists or if there is a bad odor or abdominal pain you should... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Check esophagus also: Worrisome heart attack related pain most commonly is exacerbated by activity and relieved by rest. Another common cardiac etiology is mitral valve pro... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Breathlessness: Your symptoms sound concerning - especially with the breathlessness, chest pain and that sensation of bubbling. You should get checked out by a physic... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Be ware infection : if it is done professionally with well sterilized equipment it should be ok from an infection standpoint. However not sure of the potential toxicities... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Powerful medicine: it delivers a very powerful drug in essentially a bolus form and in some people can result in fast heart rates and low blood pressure. It is generally... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Probably OK: many people are a little anxious doing a stress echo test. Between the anxiety and the exercise some people actually hyperventilate a little during th... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
See your OB/GY: our menses and periods can be irregular or delayed for many reasons. Please see your OB/GYN and he or she can do a thorough check up.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Generally not: eating sugar is generally not good for people of all ages. Sugar tends to make us gain weight, contribute to inflammation and can feed cancers.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Should be ok : they are different medications. The ibuprofen can increase bleeding - which is probably why you were given Percocet instead. Percocet contains acetam... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Sitz baths: you can first try some sits baths as well as well as some preparation H. Hemorrhoids usually occur if you are sitting on the toilet seat for too long ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Unlikely: With a normal heart based on all the studies you have had, PVCs are usually benign and not like to precipitate ventricular tachycardia. The caveat is ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Lifestyle: Please seek the help and advice of a nutritionist. Also getting enough sleep as well as stress reduction is also very important. You might also consid... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Physical Therapy: You should seek the help of a good physical therapist or chiropractor. Warm baths can also help since this can help to relieve any superimposed muscle... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
ENT evaluation: Although this may simply be your hearing your own carotid arteries which are located near the ear, it is concerning enough that you should probably se... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Effort not exhaustio: For most people, a good exercise level that gives conditioning benefits are when you are breathing heavier but where you can still comfortably carry o... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Go see ENT: You need to go get your throat looked at by an ear nose and throat professional. Although there is a possibility that the pain will pass out in the st... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
May be shingles : Difficult to say with that description but if in a cluster it could be the early signs of shingles. Shingles typically occurs in a cluster, may be itc... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Reduce stress: Short-term memory issues and young people often because of working and operating in a high stress environment. Getting enough sleep as well as stress ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Can be: Any type of cervical spine i.e. neck disc issues can potentially be serious. This is a vulnerable area of the body and can have serious consequences.p... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
See your doctor: you need to get a check up because it sounds like you might have something that is causing your veins to bulge, and you may need some special imaging.... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
CoQ10 is a cofactor: coQ10 is a very important cofactor found in the energy producing machinery in all our cells. This cofactor can be depleted when taking certain medicat... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
See your doctor: concerned w your severe stomach pains and ur taking ibuprofen as well as difficulty with sleep. Your current symptoms may also be some anxiety and fa... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
See GI specialist: You need to get a thorough evaluation from a gastrointestinal specialist. If they don't find anything I would recommend you also look for a Functional... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
BP medications: Your current readings show adequate control on medications. However you will need to work with your doctor to see if you can discontinue the meds. Ate... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Keep hydrated!: Dizzines can be multifactorial. Common causes of light headedness or wooziness include low blood pressure due to dehydration (sweating, blood loss) an... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Similar side effects: Not uncommon side effects of both medications include mild ankle/leg swelling, some flushing and some experience their heart beating faster. More unus... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Nerve issue : these symptoms can be related to an irritation/ impingement of the nerves in the lower back or in the groin. Especially since your leg is turning inwa... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
See her doctor: it sounds like she may have a bit of a cold but with the chest discomfort and fast heart rate she should get checked out. Best of luck to her!
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Blood vessel narrowi: Vasoconstriction refers to periodic narrowing of arteries. This is most commonly precipitated by cold weather, dehydration, certain medications, caff... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Malnutrition: amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Without the presence of a complete set of these building blocks you can't make many proteins vital to ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Could be normal: when the head is below your heart the jugular can get distended and the upper body can feel "congested". If you are ok when the had is at chest level ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tao is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tao is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tao is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) thanks my severe anxiety this calmed me down I plan to see a heart doc
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thank you so so much for replying so soon and a wonderful answer

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

NYU HOSPITALS CENTER

Awards

Top Cardiologist , First Place, New York - Fall
2014
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

American College of Cardiology
American College of Phyiscians
Institute of Functional Medicine
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