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Dr. Susan Albow

Integrative Medicine
Bronx, NY
23 years experience female

Locations

Integrative Medicine Health Coach Consultants

New York, NY

Address

157 Columbus Avenue, Suite 414, New York, NY
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 12pm
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Montefiore Medical Center

Bronx, NY

About

Bio

Hello and welcome to HealthTap. Congratulations on taking steps towards becoming a true advocate of your own health. I am a board certified Emergency Medicine physician who has a great respect for preventive medicine. I have specialty training in integrative medicine with a focus on wellness, nutrition and compliance with chronic disease management. I would like to build a partnership with my patients on achieving their greatest health goals.

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.

Integrative Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Family Medicine

Urgent Care

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

50 Answers
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
It could be stress: If you are a healthy 22 year old with no underlying medical conditions, you do not have a fever and this did not happen after swallowing a food partic... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Are you symptomatic: Having herpes comes into play when you have a baby if you have a diagnosis of genital herpes and you have active lesions at the time of your delivery.... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Get tested for STD: If you had unprotected sex, this brown discharge could be a sign of a sexually transmitted disease. You need to have a pelvic exam with swabs to test... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Not related: Being 31 weeks pregnant is not related to vomiting and diarrhea. Perhaps the vomiting and diarrhea is related to a viral illness or food borne illness... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Yes it is ok to take Ativan (lorazepam), (lorazepam) but only if you are having symptoms severe enough to warrant the use of Ativan (lorazepam). Ativ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Food intolerance: These symptoms are vague, you are young so don't assume the worst. You could be having intolerance to foods, the most common culprits being dairy, glu... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: A common reason for bright red blood would be hemorrhoids. Perhaps the gyn could not appreciate any externally, but you could have internal hemorrhoi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Eat yogurt!: You can have chlamydia and not have symptoms, but if you test positive you should be treated as this infection can potentially lead to infertility pro... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Plan B: Plan B works through delaying or preventing ovulation, by interfering with fertilization. The FDA package insert also states that Plan B may inhibit i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Are they related: It could be a multitude of things, and perhaps not related. If you missed your period, pregnancy should be ruled out, then given your age it is possi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Hemorrhagic cyst: A hemorrhagic ovarian cyst is usually the result of bleeding into a functional cyst, such as during ovulation with a follicle. The majority of hemorr... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Repeat test: Repeat your pregnancy test in one week and follow up with you gynecologist for a repeat ultrasound. In early pregnancy you might not see much on the ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Pregnant?: You should start by taking a pregnancy test. Irregular bleeding can be a sign of pregnancy, miscarriage, infection or irregular use of your birth con... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Pregnancy status?: You could be having a heavy period with clots for many reasons. You need to take a pregnancy test. You could be having a miscarriage. If you are not p... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Ignore: There are many cancer support groups for people and their families and caretakers.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Gastritis: You could be having gastritis - an inflammation and irritation of your stomach lining which can be related to heartburn, acidic food intake or stress.... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Tubal ligation: Tubal ligation is one of the most effective methods of birth control. In general, about 95 out of every 100 women who get their tubes tied will never ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Fever: Treatment of a fever includes fever reducer medication such as acetominophen (tylenol) or ibuprofen (motrin, advil). Removal of excess clothing, blank... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Ideal body weight: A simple formula for women is to allow 100 pounds for being 5 feet tall and add 5 pounds for every inch taller than 5 feet. A fluctuation of 10 pound... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Rule out pregnancy: It could be an irregular period due to pregnancy, threatened miscarriage or infection. It could also be due to hormonal exposure from birth control. ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Serious symptoms: Speak with your oncologist and seek medical care. Serious symptoms including fever, headache, weakness need specialized and immediate care in patient... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Allergies: Seasonal allergies can present with symptoms of congestion, sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes. Spring time in the north east can be problematic for se... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Minutes: This is a tricky question, as per how one defines death, in fact, in some cases the body might be alive ( heart, lungs ) but the person is pronounced ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Tendonitis: Yes there are tendons there. It is possible you are suffering from an overuse syndrome, caused by repetitive movements, or a strain injury. In eithe... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Hematuria: Blood in the urine, hematuria, could be from a urinary tract infection. Women are more prone to uti's due to the irritation of the urethra (urine tub... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Ignore: Daily walking has not only been shown to help in weight loss, it also contributes to longevity.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
UTI: It sounds like you have symptoms of a UTI, urinary tract infection. A common cause is from bacteria that entered your bladder through the urethra. Se... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Anti emetics: Well known side effects of narcotic medications includes nausea, vomiting or upset stomach. There are many anti emetic medications that can help with... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
See your gyn: Take a pregnancy test and follow up with your gynecologist. You also need to be tested for infection, as the implant does not protect you from STD's.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
COPD: Emphysema is a chronic medical condition, most often associated with tobacco smoking. Emphysema or COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is bas... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Seek medical care: You should be evaluated by a doctor. If you have a history of headaches, migraines you could be having one, but if symptoms are severe, different fro... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Irregular period: Any irregular period can be a sign of pregnancy if you are having unprotected sex. Take a pregnancy test.
A male asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Infection: Most commonly infection, but other causes such as cancer need to be ruled out once infection is not the reason, especially if you are over 50 and a sm... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Irregular bleeding: An irregular period can be a sign of pregnancy or a threatened miscarriage. If sexually active and having unprotected sex, take a pregnancy test.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Vaginal discharge: Any abnormal vaginal discharge needs evaluation for possible infection, pregnancy status, and sexually transmitted disease testing. Long term complica... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Irregular menses: The majority of women have a regular menstrual cycle after puberty and before menopause. There are many possible reasons for irregular periods, inclu... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Ignore: Ask a trusted friend or family member to accompany you to the doctor if you need support.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Ignore: Don't be afraid to talk to your doctor if you have questions or don't understand your diagnosis.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Multifactorial: Chronic low back pain requires a multifactorial approach. Eliminating stress, incorporating yoga or swimming into your exercise regime, having an ost... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
RPR: An RPR is a screening test for syphilis. It looks for antibodies present in the blood of people who may have the disease. A negative test is conside... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Reduce your risk: Well, yes and no. In general, females that have yet to go through menopause have a much lower incidence of heart disease. It is true that high chole... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Pregnancy test: Depo is a hormone that protects you from pregnancy but has to be given once every three months to be effective. Take a pregnancy test. You have not ta... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Non specific: This urinalysis has non specific findings. Epithelial cells indicate a non sterile sample, rbc or blood in the urine is most commonly associated with... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Paresthesias: Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person feels an abnormal sensation of burning, numb, tingling or pricking. It is caused by a variety of mild to se... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Hospice care: Speak with your doctor about hospice care. He can remain at home and receive end of life care, including pain management. The goal of the care is to... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Ringworm: Ringworm is a common fungal infection of the skin. The medical term is tinea. Ringworm can be successfully treated with anti fungal medications.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Kidney disease: Diabetes and high blood pressure account for two thirds of all cases of chronic kidney disease. Kidney disease prevention includes maintaining a heal... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Unprotected sex: If you are having unprotected sex after the removal of your IUD, there is the possibility of becoming pregnant. Take a pregnancy test.
A male asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes are an important for the proper functioning of your immune system. They make lymphocytes which help defend the body against microorganism... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Paronychia: A paronychia is an infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail. This is most often caused by common skin bacteria that has en... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Albow is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Albow is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Your info is much appreciated. There is definitely no fracture and it has already improved, albeit VERY slightly. Thanks so much.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! ill try to control my panic attack if its possible because right now im getting better than last year.thanks a lot
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. I was confused because the PA said "no infection"which didn't make sense to me.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

SAINT MICHAEL'S MEDICAL CENTER, INC
Completed 2003

Awards

Top Integrative Medicine Specialist, First Place, National - Spring
2015
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

Montefiore Medical Center
Institute for Integrative Nutrition
American Osteopathic Association
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