Dr. Cathleen London

Family Medicine
New York, NY
28 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

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

Aetna

CIGNA Health Care

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Family Medicine

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Contractions: Sounds like contractions - your body is either practicing to or going into labor.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Can be: Not an uncommon combination.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Blood work: Has your B12 level been checked? Other nutrients? This could be metabolic - certainly nerves being affected.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Clinic: You can go to planned parenthood and be tested for free. Please go find out - they also have counselors you can talk to.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No: In fact cooking will often make protein more digestible so you absorb more.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
6 weeks: Is the usual time to full duty. Heavy lifting is anything over 10 pounds.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Could be: Could be asthma could just be you are out of shape. A bit unusual to have your heart rate elevated to long after - make sure you physician has checked... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Unusual: That is an unusual sensation and you should be examined by a physician.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Midcycle: Sometimes you can have spotting with ovulation - which could be this, or it could be cervical - if it continues would get checked by your physician.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Nerve compression: Make sure the tampon is the right size for you - sounds like it may be too big and you are getting nerve compression - not serious but would be pretty... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Many causes: Could be hormonal imbalance, stress, illness, gallbladder issues, migraines - the list goes on - she should be checked by a physician if this continue... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Normal: Upto 4 an hour is normal.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Athlete's foot: Sounds like athlete's foot (fungus) which is common in diabetes due to high blood sugar. Try treating with otc medication and show your doctor if it d... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Irregular cycle: At your age having very irregular cycles is normal - just a pita. One of the main reasons i prescribe the pill.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: If you have not missed a pill then your birth control should still be in effect. Birth control is not 100% though so i would take a test. If the test ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
When initiating: The potential increased risk of suicide is when first starting antidepressants. Many theories exist. Antidepressants affect brain chemistry in ways n... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Totally fine: Your urine will be bright yellow and have an odor.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Post care: After the i;d was the wound packed? The buttock has a lot of space for an abscess to expand - after getting it draining to keep it from reforming it ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Unlikely: Benzodiazepenes can be difficult to come off of. Usually we recommend reducing the dose slowly - 10% per week.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No: Lactose intolerance while uncomfortable is not medically dangerous.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
See a physician: You need a workup. After a year of unprotected sexual activity we usually test hormone levels, the man's semen levels and a few other tests to try to ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not at all: Still all in normal range and you would have to depress growth hormone to stunt growth.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Lactase: Lactose intolerance is caused by a lack of an enzyme called lactase. Lactase deficiency can be genetic, or just decrease with age - sometimes it come... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
See your physician: Please go get seen as soon as you can. These could be signs of pre-eclampsia.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Magnesium: Magnesium is used in muscle contraction so it is used for both aerobic and anaerobic exercise.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Late normal: Your child is 'cruising' holding on and walking - so sounds like still in normal range.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Follicle: Could be just a hair follicle (ingrown) or infection - please show your ob.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Unlikely: Is is possible? Anything is possible but really unlikely. If you did not develop immunity from the vaccine it is possible - were your titers checked a... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Many possibilities: This could be lyme, or another infectious cause - needs further workup.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Blood test: You need a blood test to check but the fatigue sounds like you might be. Additionally i assume you get monthly periods - that is a major cause of anem... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Anovulation: If you have 33 cysts you have a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) which has associated an imbalance in hormones and cycles without o... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
DUB: We call this dysfunctional uterine bleeding - a mismatch in cycle timing and bleeding - can be a sign of low progesterone, are you sure the bleeding i... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not harmful: But likely not going to help either. Give it a try and see what happens after 6 weeks.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No: Not if you take them regularly. If you are extremely overweight there is data that low dose birth control is not as effective.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Gallbladder: Sounds like your gallbladder might be the cause - it sits right under your diaphragm so the breathing can effect it and pain will often refer to the s... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Early: Yes that is a pretty short cycle of 19 days - can happen.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
PCOS: This sounds like polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) - you should be checked by a physician - we can measure hormone levels that essentially prove it ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Stomach protection: Lialda is Mesalamine which is in the salicylate class and can irritate the lining of the stomach. Food prevents this.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Position: It could be from the position you had sex in or the roughness - as long as it improves not worried.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Sugar feeds yeast: Normal is a relative term - yes it is common to get frequent yeast infections with diabetes - but it is a sign that your diabetes is not well controll... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Nerve: Your eye is sensitive and the nerves will refer to other areas should calm down try ice.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Gas: Could be as simple as gas pain.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Possibly: At this time there is not a cure however we can keep herpes suppressed with medication. In some people, lysine (an Amino Acid - a supplement) at a do... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Implantation: Implantation bleeding is very common - this sounds like a normal pregnancy - congratulations. Yes miscarriages are more common in first trimester bu... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Labor: Labor is defined as contractions that cause cervical change. By definition contractions that do not cause change are braxton hicks.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Unlikely: Once you have been on the pill for 7 straight days you have contraception.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Could be: Could be implantation bleeding - do an early pregnancy test and see. Good luck!
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Foam roll: Normal response but either get a massage or start foam rolling - make sure you do some easy stretches.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Probably: It is probably safe but i would change your diet so you don't need it daily.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not normal: Please go get seen those symptoms could be a blood clot, tendon rupture or similar.
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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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