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Dr. Gerald Neuberg

Cardiology
Riverdale, Bronx, NY
39 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
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.

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

197 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Guessing what u mean: In end-of-life situations, pacers can be turned off using a programmer box. The cardiologist will know how to arrange this. They generally are not rem... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Pretty good: All very good except LDL which is close to target 130 for healthy people. Exercise plus cutting down on saturated fat and cholesterol should do it. Mo... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Should be ok: Dietary interactions with Coumadin (warfarin) mainly revolve around vitamin k, as in leafy green vegetables, which counteracts the coumadin (warfarin)... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Def not alone: It's much harder for women. You can see it on biggest loser. With diet it's scary how few calories we need. You might have to learn to count calories ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Diet,: Diet, regular exercise, relaxation lowers bp. If at heart risk, consider fish oil and baby aspirin.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Tough one: Sadly, some refuse care until a dire emergency + family calls 911. Keep up persuasion with all available tools-love-toughlove-friends-relatives. A nic... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Pace yourself: Regular exercise lowers long-term risk by improving many heart risk factors. But if someone already has plaques & inflammation in their arteries, a he... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Get attention: New chest pain & such low BP both need medical attention. Can't take Cozaar (losartan) at this bp. Can't tell in your case, but possible causes of new... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Thanks for asking!: People with treated hypertension can do most exercises but be careful with heavy lifting. BPH - no restrictions. Hernia (what kind, how big?) -heavy l... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Ablation?: Not sure exactly what procedure you are asking about. Maybe an ablation for atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmia? Those are generally quite safe.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Need checkup: Is is just monthly? Joint swelling usually is different than body swelling which tends to affect the lower body not the face. Why not see your doc for... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
No: Low magnesium can cause low calcium + low potassium. Diuretics can cause high calcium and low potassium. Are you on any meds?
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
After a fall: When a skier falls on their poles the thumb can get trapped and the injury is in the joint near the base of the thumb. That's why people wear the stra... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Please ask your Doc: Adrenal insufficiency causes fatigue, low blood pressure and has to be diagnosed by special blood tests. Rarely autoimmune antibodies cause low thyroi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Maybe good; up to u!: Please discuss with your doctor who can compare to previous results. Sounds like you are doing well now and the name of the game is to prevent more da... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Most do not: The new warnings about Azithromycin and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) are only directed at people with heart disease or with specific drug-drug interactions.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Salt? diagnosis?: First avoid added salt, which our caveman kidneys were not designed to handle. Next, if you have new leg swelling, you might have an undiagnosed condi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Check my posts: I've answered this a couple of times if you want to check my posts.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Direct vs. indirect: Kidney failure can weaken the heart muscle (uremic cardiomyopathy), but this is pretty rare. A more common problem is fluid accumulation around the he... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Ask her: That could be a bad sign or just some obsessive behavior. You may have to confront her about what they are for, whether she has any desire or plans to... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Get involved: Overweight causes both reflux & fatigue. Reflux treatable with meds. Make sure fatigue is not from low thyroid or sleep apnea (is she nodding off?). I... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Not always: Random glucose fluctuates. The more accurate blood test is the hemoglobin a1c which gives an average level over a period of weeks/months. Still it's g... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Dont stop: If you stop the Plavix (clopidogrel) too early it could cause a blood clot and a major heart attack. Hopefully the doctors know about your insurance s... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
No.: Hypotension is low blood pressure. The milk should be soothing to the stomach and the iron is to help replace any blood you lost. Maybe the low blood ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
SLV?: I'm a cardiologist and i never heard of an slv. Now google tells me slv might be suspected lv hypertrophy. That's an increase in the voltage of the s... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Too extreme: Your body mass index is 45 = very obese. You may need professional help to create a sustainable diet/exercise plan. Walking + cycling are good; so is ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Heart or lungs: Bluish fingers and toes suggest either low oxygen from a lung problem, or poor circulation from a heart problem. Both can cause shortness of breath so... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
It's pretty high: Over the long run it can contribute to vascular disease. It can be due to overeating carbs and fatty food, lack of exercise, diabetes, low thyroid, ge... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
What kind of cheat?: Some things should just become a habit. I avoid eat egg yolks except a small piece of cake at a celebration. I like egg white omelets. I use1% mil... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Ask him: I can't tell what dr manji was thinking so better to ask him. It could be because your description of your symptoms may be a little unusual and confus... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
2 names: 2 savannah cardiologists are listed as fully accredited fellows of the american college of cardiology. Dr brett burgess at cardiovascular consultants... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Adrenaline: I dont know what you mean by "sick" but when we are under stress or have a fever, the body produces adrenaline which makes the heart beat stronger + l... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Probably not: Ck is a muscle enzyme and when elevated we look for any type of muscle injury.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
2nd opinion?: The doctors who do ablations are special cardiologists called electrophysiologists. It's possible that an ep specialist at a bigger medical center may... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Just minimally: Lisinopril and related drugs (ace/arbs) minimally lower heart rate (just 2-3 points on average), more only if the potassium goes up excessively. Other... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Yes: They are often used together to treat high blood pressure, after a heart attack, or for a weak heart muscle. The dose of each one is adjusted separate... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Not really: Moreso from straining from constipation, hard stool, childbirth, or some tendency. But some people's anxiety affects their bowel habits, and rarely an... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Why treated?: We need to know the reason for warfarin. If you have a metal heart valve replacement, there is no good alternative to warfarin.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Also: They probably checked but just in case see if they checked your thyroid function too.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Pretty similar: But some people like one or the other more.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Ideas: There are some blood clotting disorders that can be diagnosed by blood tests. Also the arrhythmia atrial fibrillation is a potential source of clots t... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Limited: These emergencies are usually not treated without doctors advice. But if there is a serious bee sting or peanut allergy that causes hypotension, peopl... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Need more info: What's your height? What's your build. What do you eat now? What's your activity level? Did you lose weight? Were you sick? Do you want to do some wei... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Day or night?: Sleeping at night is good but you can't function well during the day (or drive safely) if you're sleepy. So there are better ways to address anxiety s... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Yes: Some of the 200 poisons in cigarette smoke do increase blood clotting (why do we do this to ourselves?). To have enough clotting to cause a DVT or pu... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Not yet: If your heart is racing at 122 at rest, your graves is not yet under control and you shouldn't push yourself. But you can ask your doctor about the tr... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Take precautions: There is some risk as stress can irritate the stomach, and bypass patients should stay on Aspirin indefinitely to protect the grafts. But if the docs ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Yes: Lots of fiber means fruits and vegetables. These are "good carbs" that are less caloric, less "glycemic" and less of a metabolic stress than sweets + ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
At ease: When we start listening for our heartbeat it makes us more on guard and anxious, so our body produces adrenaline and that makes the heart beat harder ... 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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