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Dr. Cathleen London

Family Medicine
New York, NY
27 years experience female

Locations

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY

Address

425 East 62st Street, 11th floor, New York, NY, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

CIGNA Health Care

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Family Medicine

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178 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Exercise: Exercise is a great antidepressant - running, swimming, biking etc - anything that gets your heart rate up - but if you are really fighting depressio... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Possibly: Usually chlamydia causes a friable cervix and discharge, and ultimately if left untreated can go up to tubes causing infertility.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Normal: Sounds like clots - which happen when your bleeding is heavy.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Pregnant?: Have you taken a pregnancy test? Are you on birth control? That is fairly normal if you are as you often do not build up enough of a lining for an... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Tums are calcium which does not interfere with coumadin (warfarin).
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Normal: Though you may be mistaking heartburn for hunger!
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Normal: It is just old blood passing - slower to make its way out so the blood has time to oxidize.
A female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Probably: The epidural needle goes through an area that is sensitive and can irritate the nerves in your spinal cord as well. Should resolve.
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No such thing: There is no such thing as "hypostatic" pneumonia pneumonia can be viral, bacterial or fungal. Antibiotics only work on bacteria.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. Viruses can also cause a regional gastroenteritis with only some symptoms though bloody diarrhea usually makes me think of salmonella or a... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Spasm: Lay flat on your back with your knees bent - this is a position that allows the muscles to let go. Put a pillow under your knees (sometimes 2) and ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No: Acupressure and acupuncture talk of liver and kidney differently than western medicine.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Unlikely: It is best to wash your hands as it really does not take many sperm to create a pregnancy however if some time has passed unlikely - though no impossi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Ingredients matter: It depends on what is in the other supplements. As a general rule, vitamins should be taken with food but yes some can interact.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Size matters: Depends on the size, where in the country you are etc. Likely covered by insurance.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Same: Essentially the same - a chemical pregnancy is just a very early miscarriage.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Please get seen: Could be infection or a growth that needs to be removed. Please see a physician.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Likely no: Cystine deficiency often results in electrolyte imbalances but i could not find any data suggesting changes in evoked potentials.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Many reasons: There are many reasons to miss a period from stress to illness to hormonal imbalance. Follow up with your doctor.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Unclear: Sometimes we don't get the answers - if tests are all normal it may just be a strange cycle.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Results?: Did the biopsy show NASH (non alcoholic steatohepatorrhea)? It is a common cause of scarring. I assume you were tested for all the hepatitis a, b, c... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Normal: A change in bleeding pattern is usually just a variation in how the lining built up that month and sounds normal.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Cautious optimism: Sometimes normal pregnancies can have bleeding - even with clots. For now be cautiously optimistic.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Needs to be seen: Hard from that description to know - you should get checked out.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Your period is the shedding of the endometrial lining, and it can wax and wane - it is very common to have a pause in the bleeding.
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Need to see: Not sure what you are referring to out of context - would need to see an actual report.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Balance: Potassium and sodium are important in all cells in the body and are lost in sweat - affecting both aerobic and anaerobic exercise.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Primary care!: Sounds like you need a primary care doctor who can see you urgently - and have regular appointments with you to handle some of the pains you get.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No: There are risks with all surgeries but this is pretty simple.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Uti: In women utis are common due to the short track of the urethra. To prevent them make sure you drink lots of water. Cranberry pills keep bacteria fro... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: First, timing of ovulation varies and sperm can live for a week in a woman's body.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Normal: Body temperature varies at different points of the day as well as with different activity levels. This is totally normal.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Normal: Blood clots are just heavier bleeding and the sloughing of the lining that happens with your menses. It is totally normal.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Unlikely: Thought everything possible - you might be bothered by it being on your face.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Ask your surgeon: Depends on the type of surgery but minimally 6 weeks.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Pregnancy: Eat right, take your prenatal vitamins, avoid toxins and alcohol. Being pregnant after a miscarriage can be very anxiety provoking - just be cautious... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
See MD: Go back to the doctor that prescribed the Remeron (mirtazapine) because you are right it does not seem to be working.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Should be ok: The risk with zithromax is more theoretical in reducing efficacy of birth control - but the added addition of condoms means you are likely fine.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Possibly: Could just be pressure (second gives much more) and you might have varicose veins in your vagina - let your physician know at the next visit.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Check your form: The abdominal muscles do wrap around to the back and if your form is not correct you can strain your back. Get someone who knows what they are doing ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Stroke: The ct report is describing the kind of stroke that happened in the past.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Flushing: Anxiety can cause that some hormonal shifts can cause those symptoms as well.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Being pregnant makes you an emancipated minor.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No: Swollen painful nipple is not normal. Try some hot compresses and if it does not resolve quickly see your doctor.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Outside the joint: Meaning not in the surface of the joint that articulates bone to bone.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: It depends on how far along in the pregnancy you were. Usually the drop is fairly quickly.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No: Not HIV but could be another std - please go get tested.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No: No unfortunately any atrophy in the brain is permanent. The cerebellum is responsible for balance and coordination - as to if you will have problems p... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Circulation: The numbness if from circulation being blocked and is consistent with the varicose veins. Being overweight makes both conditions worse. You should tr... Read More

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Mar 10, 2014
Dr London has a vast fund of knowledge that allows for effectively contributing to this online community of health.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. London is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. London is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I just feel so alone and like I'm constantly failing. Thanks for help.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks been sick for months trying to get in shape see if it helps
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! So it's not good that I eat large amounts of spinach and kale?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Yale University School of Medicine, CT
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

OHSU HOSPITAL AND CLINICS
Completed 1998

Awards

Top Family Physician, First Place, New York - Spring
2014
Top Doctor, First Place, Manhattan Region - Spring
2014
Top Family Physician, Third Place, New York - Spring
2017
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