Dr. Gerald Neuberg

Cardiology
Riverdale, Bronx, NY
40 years experience male

Locations

Riverdale Columbia Doctors

Riverdale, Bronx, NY

Address

3050 Corlear Ave #204, Riverdale, Bronx, NY
Directions

Fax

7186016102

About

Bio

Dr .Neuberg is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University. He is Director of ICU and Ethics Consultant at the NYP Allen Hospital. He has a practice office in Riverdale, Bronx, NY.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

197 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Start over: How high? Why was it checked? But no it's generally not a dietary issue.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Relax blood vessels: In the heart that can increase blood flow to stop an angina (chest pain) episode, but it also can produce side effects of low blood pressure (so take ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
?A=Atrial fib?: If loss of insurance is temporary, warfarin is not expensive and paying for one blood test could get you through almost 2 months. To get you through a... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Why not squats: If you don't have weights, squats (holding something heavy) are great for the thighs. Or wall sits or stairclimbing, or chair set-ups, or jumping/hopp... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Too many cooks: The doc who monitors your warfarin needs to know about any bleeding & should be the only one to advise you on dosage. If red eye is just prominent blo... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Yes : Need details but yes. Cardiomyopathy (heart muscle weakness) can cause tachycardia, and tachycardia can cause cmp. Nausea can come from many things bu... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Each one is Harmful: There are 200 poisons in the smoke. Better to break the habit at your age. It gets harder later and believe me you don't want to wait until after a ma... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Avoid if you can: What's done is done and probably past but i wouldnt make a habit of it. Arteries can get injured like anywhere else, though they are more resilient at... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Cant be: Oh oh. You are really imagining the worst possible disaster, so please let your doc know that your anxiety is not under control yet. But that's an eas... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Not worrisome: Slow breathing normally is not a symptom that anyone notices. I worry that your anxiety is causing excessive illness concern + making you pay too much... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Clearing what?: Niacin is only prescribed for high triglycerides and sometimes for cardiac patients with other lipid abnormalities. It's not a general body cleanser a... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Here's one: If used for high cholesterol, the newer alternative is called welchol, (colesevelam) which is also by prescription but it tastes much better than chol... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Alternate: Diamox (acetazolamide) is standard for preventing altitude sickness but only needs to be taken for 1 day before travel & a few days after. Talk to you... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Only on exertion: Lack of exercise shouldn't make you short of breath on ordinary activity, just on heavier exertion, like playing ball as a weekend warrior. If you a... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Yes: Yes if there are no other issues. Just drink in moderation. One drink a day can be good for the heart. More can raise blood pressure in addition to ot... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Gosh: U are jumping from a to z. I hope no one had cardiac arrest. Most people have some pvcs (extra beats or skip beats), usually harmless in absence of he... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
By how much?: Well that's not typical but probably not harmful either. Be glad it doesnt drop too much when you stand up, which can be disabling and is affecting a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Like aspirin..: Naproxen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pills (advil, aleve (naproxen) but not tylenol) make blood platelets less sticky and so promote blee... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Yes: Almonds and other nuts in moderate amounts are part of a heart healthy diet but i hope you are getting medical attention for the very high ldl.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Multiple factors: By raising blood pressure, stress can increase the risk of a heart attack in people with artery plaques due to other factors like hypertension, diabet... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Yes but..: Yes, that's good but, unless u r just starting, your best training zone may be a little higher. Look up aerobic training zones online + you'll see how... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Thyroid?: An overactive thyroid causes high metabolism, high heart rate and weight loss. Please report these signs to your doc and see if she/he can make a diag... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
May be minor: This is a visual test so can't say without seeing it. Why not discuss with the doc who has the test? T wave changes have many causes but some are very... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
It's mild: Gfr over 60 is a mild loss of kidney function. Blood tests may be mildly elevated, or still normal in an older person. No symptoms or complications ex... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Usually not: Burping is usually not heart related. You are pretty young and you don't mention any cardiac risk factors or any typical cardiac symptoms like chest p... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
How high: Hard to say. How high is the bp? When did you start labetalol? Maybe the BP came down too fast already? Did you get dehydrated in the heat?
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Risk of stopping rx: Early on, d-dimer could be left over products from clots that formed before the warfarin or, later on during treatment, the test can be used to decide... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Here's a list: Lifestyle treatment includes diet (low salt , low sugar, but include fruits and vegetables), regular exercise, weight control, stress management, avoi... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Control it: Keep working on controlling it, but also realize that too sudden a drop can cause more dizziness. If your symptoms have changed suddenly please report... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Is your doctor in?: Only your doctor can answer that. If you have recovered and you feel good and there are not more blockages and your heart is strong and your blood pre... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Careful: Naproxen and related drugs (nsaids) can cause fluid retention and raise blood pressure. With a history of heart failure, we usually avoid them and sti... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Minor change: 55 is a very mild slow heart rate and shouldn't bother you, but it should be monitored by your doctor in case it progresses. Make sure your potassium ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
No reason: Myeloma is a disease of older patients that causes bone problems, anemia, kidney disease and high calcium. Those few blood tests look ok, including th... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
It's okay to feel it: U r focusing on your heart a lot & being at attention like that makes the body release adrenaline, making the heart pound louder. In bed when everythi... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Yes: Severe constipation is uncomfortable and any discomfort can cause our body to release more adrenaline, which makes the heart beat harder and faster. T... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
I'm worried about u: You are already very underweight and that is not healthy. Your body mass index is only 18. Normal is 20-25. Are you a dancer or model or just think... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Results sound good: Impaired lv relaxation (did that show up on your echo?) is not a disease and does not necessarily cause any symptoms. I woudn't focus on that. Your ne... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Here's a few: Coreg (carvedilol) cr toprol xl (metoprolol succinate) atenolol and Nadolol are pretty long acting to begin with.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Yes if under control: Your doctor will tell you if your BP is controlled enough and stable enough but yes, people with controlled hypertension should stay active as tolerat... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Joint TB very rare!: Invasive TB is rare in developped countries where TB testing is done and CRP and ESR usually very elevated. I'm sure your doc can give you a better di... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
? meniscus: Meniscus tears are common and they limit flexion (bending). It would hurt on lifting your ankle up to your buttocks as well. Soft tissue problems like... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Depends how used: Amio drip gives faster loading and effect than oral loading, but still has to be followed up by several weeks of oral loading, if it is to be continue... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Explain: There are many causes of slow heartbeats ranging from heart diseases to medications to metabolic changes. If it really stopped for 16 seconds, you wou... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Unlikely: Heart failure not likely with a "normal" echo, especially at your age. And heart failure presents mainly with shortness of breath, not dizziness on s... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Ask your doctor: Not sure why you started with magnesium or what it's supposed to do for pain or swelling. Maybe you are on a diuretic and worried about losses, but Li... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
No but: No, but try to keep your blood pressure under control with heart healthy diet, limit added salt, daily physical activity, weight loss if appropriate, ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Again yes: But you should say what's making you suspect this.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Couple of thoughts: Gilbert's and 1st degree av block are asymptomatic and probably not relevant. Gerd doesn't affect muscles. But make sure they checked your blood for s... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Please no: No you will get so dehydrated that you will probably pass out. Please dont take such a dangerous shortcut.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
Not the same: Both are types of fatigue in the heart's wiring system. 1st degree heart block is when there is a delay in the signal getting from atria down to ventr... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Neuberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Neuberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This is the 3rd time this has happened. Today, I was working outside in the shade and had came into the house when it happened. ..Thanks for the info. ..sam
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This saved my life. Thank you. -Someone's life. Best, most thorough answer. I like the med pic too, important prevention reminder. Will see where you're located.
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This saved my life. Thank You! Literally made my day I will now have a better evening thanks to you doc. Thankyou so much ... From the heart!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

NY Presbyterian-Columbia, 1983-86

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha 1983
Castle Connolly Guide: Top Doctor, NY Metro, 1996-present
VHA National Clinical Excellence Award for infection control in Allen ICU, 2008
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