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Dr. Walter Futterweit

Endocrinology
New York City, NY
65 years experience male

Locations

Walter Futterweit, MD, FACP, FACE

NYC, NY

Address

Fifth Avenue, 100th St NYC, NYC, NY, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 11am - 7:00pm
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Fax

(212) 427-1130

Insurances accepted

Medicare

As above

New York City, NY

Walter Futterweit, MD, FACP, FACE

New York City, NY

Walter Futterweit MD, FACP, FACE

New York City, NY

About

Bio

Enter your bio... Trained as Endocrinologist at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and found my subspecialty to be of major interest a time when little was known about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. I was glad to be the first to write a textbook on this in 1984, called "Polycystic Ovarian Disease". I am seeing thyroid, calcium, adrenal, obesity, hairloss and other entities The joy of rendering at least some advice on this excellent website pleases me and feel I also contribute to many others.Thanks

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Endocrinology

Doctor Q&A

342 Answers
106 Agrees
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Ignore: Use stimulant (Viagra (sildenafil) etc) but an average dose of Testosterone from pump really helps. Thank goodnes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
thin, anatomic,horm: The above. A gynecologist and endocrinologist may test you for anatomic, genetic, or endocrine causes including poor ovarian devpt and function.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Ignore: Lose weight, eat healthy foods including at all time some protein with your carbs.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Ignore: Common sense, never go on a trip without extra cortisone tablets. Carry a few with you always.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Many: reduced libido, sperm, increased breasts, less aggressive personality, and threat of blood clots
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Details Symptoms: PCOS- potential Insulin Resistance and about 25-35% become diabetics. Tendency to Cardiac complications, and high lipids. Metformin side effects: a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
An unwanted bleed: Not often pain, but a bleed may tell.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
6 hours: standard dose is about 6 hours.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Ignore: 7 hours of sleep is needed. No TV before sleep.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Number of Dx: that may be the result of overeating, gastric hyperacidity, and not always does the rest of stomach feel uncomfortable. If it continues, reduce alcoh... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
In a few hours.: A brief time of 3 hours or so.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Yes It Does.: The consequences are erratic cycle, with this antiandrogen, which often is not used anyway because of possible serious effect of liver toxicity.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Wash daily: Make sure you stop meds like antidepressants, and check thyroid and prolactin in blood. Check menses if regular
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Yes, a bit high: Thyroid replacement targets a range usually from 0.8-3.8 TSH. In elderly 0.4 is excessive and even in young may cause palpitations.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Diet and exercise: Other than losing weight, reducing carbs, exercises specifically for it.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Unlikely: Not likely to help much with estrogens. Obesity may, but poor option
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Prof.Breast Exam: May be related to positional changes, usage, and need thorough exam of back.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Liver likely: 3 Tylenols (acetaminophen) are not recommended. Liver effects may include body itch
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Yes, if obese: Striae can move up if obese, excess exercise for abd. muscles also
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Probably thyroid: Could be hypo or hyperthyroidism, and/or GERD
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Telogen Effluvium: A sudden increase in hair loss can occur with huge stress, stopping birth control pills, poor iron, zinc, traction on hair- called Telogen effluvium. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Unlikely: Its action makes it difficult to gain weight
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Possible rosacea.: May sometimes flush, drinking hot fluids. Acneform lesions often noted there.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
NO alcohol: NO. Adds to possible liver toxicity with Tylenol (acetaminophen)..
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Use enalapril: Control BP prior to pregnancy to avoid complications in PCOS pregnancy.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
About 145-150 lb: Your weight should be in the above range. Drink at least 1 liter of water a day or more.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Feminization signs: Breasts tender and enlarged,, Reduced libido and decreased semen quality. Smaller testes. Decreased muscle tone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Yes.Low dose: You may with low-dose..Make sure you have no previous diagnosis of bleeding or severe gastric reflux
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Frequently: Yes it does cause intermittent pains often.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Highly Unlikely: Clom on hypogonadismid is used for trying to conceive. It raises testosterone slightly but has no real effect
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Depends: Depends on quality of brand. Eating vits is easier
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Clogged sebac pores: It appears that you may over-exercise and sebum is blocked with excess perspiration
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Diffuse effects: Worse fatty liver May worsen the diabetes after a while Increase risk of venous thrombosis, and cardiovascular disease
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
BCP: Non androgenic BCP for menses. If wishing pregnancy, stop BCP and try metforming and /or clomid (clomiphene)
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Androgens, TE, ormed: Many things including hormonal (PCOS etc), meds like antidepressants, or Inderal, (propranolol) thyroid disease, poor eating like vegan with little ir... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Dont!!!: erratic cycle usually happens. Don't miss one day even for smooth effect
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Lean met, some carbs: Add lean red meat. Fishes, salmon, and some carbs together with above. Eat slowly and let it digest well. BMs ok?
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Too early to tell: Iron deficiency may be related to hair loss. That type falls into a category of Telogen effluvium. Prognosis is good if your iron level, or much redme... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Not quick Rx: No quick remedies are present if you have PCOS with gradual increasing hair loss. Treatment may start if you see your doc and he uses to start you wit... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Multivit? Maybe: A Vitamin with D,Zinc,Iron,Bcomplex, CQ10 to buy also. May or may not help, but you cant lose.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
With testosterone or: and testosterone supplement can do that. In whatever form you use. Androgenic alopecia is permanent unless you are treated. Pulling at hair, brushin... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Synthroid (thyroxine) in AM: The taking of thyroid med or testing in PM and evaluation its effect is NOT necessary.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
ENT needed, BPressu: You may have a chronic ENT problem..See ENT. Also check BPs, if too low on standing
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Usually starts front: Frontal hair loss, and moves to sides and to vertex of scalp
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Common: There are bursts of small increments of liver enzymes, then normal etc.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Not likely: It is unlikely that getting off Prrogesterone when you said is going to bother you.Good luck.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
OFTEN: Frequently and walk much also, together with a reduced carb-caloric diet.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Normal range ~cycle: In the early follicular phase it may be 2-38 ug/dl. Luteal phase higher and varying 40-50 ug/dl.

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Jul 17, 2014
Dr Futterweit will bring tremendous expert opinion to health tap, particularly in the field of andrology and various other Endo-fertility topics . I'm excited to have him join the team !
Jun 29, 2014
I endorse Dr. Futterweit. He brings a great breath of knowledge in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. Dr. Futterweit is providing an excellent service to the public.
Jul 10, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much Doc.God bless you.Your answer has really helped.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Tks for the quick response. It is just like a miracle, wow.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much for your time and for answering me so quickly.. :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University Medical School
Graduated 1957MD

Medical/Graduate school

Now at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 40 years
Graduated 1957MD

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1964MD

Residency

Women's Endo, Mt Sinai Hospital
Completed 1963

Residency

Internal Medicine
Completed 1961

Residency

Internal Med
Completed 1962

Awards

Endocr of year 1996, Best doctors Connellyx3, NY Mag Best MD
Annual Futterweit Lecture Award at Mount Sinai Med Center, President of the Androgen Excess-PCOS Society 2011
Top Doctor, First Place, Manhattan Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

Androgen Excess Society, Endocrine Society,AACE, ASRM
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