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Dr. Charles Gordon

Adolescent Medicine
New York, NY
male

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

261, Central Park West, New York, NY, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

About

Bio

I am a "Sputnik" baby. Actually watched it going overhead in NYC in 1957. Attended Caltech as Physics major and then grad school at MIT in late 60's. Somewhat disillusioned by our participation in Vietnam War. After grad school taught physics and math and decided to switch to medicine. Several fellow grad students also did. So while teaching took organic chem and other pre-reqs in evenings. Went to med school at Columbia Univ. in NYC. It is renowned for training superb clinicians which has been my intention. Amongst my guiding medical heroes are Sir William Osler. My favorite aphorism of his is:"Listen to the patient. He will tell you what is wrong with him". Another favorite is Francis Peabody's lecture on the secret of caring for the patient. His closing advise was that the secret in caring for the patient was in caring for the pat

Specialties
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Adolescent Medicine

Family Medicine

General Practice

Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: New York

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Too vague a complain: Did you have trauma to your chest recently where you fell and banged yourself? Any black and blues? How long have you had the soreness? Is it very l... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
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Not all: The most famous one is metronidazole or Flagyl. If you take alcohol with it, it can convert it to formaldehyde (embalming fluid). Not good for you!
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A 39-year-old female asked:
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Watchful waiting: Not everything is a disaster waiting to happen to you! Learn to cook better! Watch America's Test Kitchen! Occasionally raw chicken gets contaminated ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
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Usually 1-2 tabs/d: For a week. If you have not responded in that time you should go see your doc. Also, you should also examine your diet and eliminate foods known to ca... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Endometrium?: Is the innermost lining of the uterus which is a multilayered marvelous organ. We all start out our lives there but stick around thee to long to appre... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Could be, absolutely: Get checked out sand treated if appropriate. And tell your partner or else there can be further spread!
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Probably sterile abs: cess. I do not know how many cc you got but you probably got just 0.5 to 1.5 cc. The fluid should be absorbed by your muscle (the gluteus Maximus) in ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Post pregnancy wt lo: Breast feed your child and do not eat for two. Discuss your diet with a dietician. And good luck!
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A 65-year-old female asked:
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Yes but ...: You have serious problems with your kidneys. You don't have an infection with the organisms you mentioned but there are myriad other things that could... Read More
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A member asked:
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Depends: You should try to be eating a balanced diet of carbs (in raisins), + proteins, + fats, + minerals, vitamins and micronutrients. Also, if you eat a lot... Read More
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For what?: You are using the cloth to wip surfaces. I assume you are not talking about sterile surfaces in a laboratory. Are they surfaces on which you intend to... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Not usually : Though it is possible if one gets infected which is not usually the case.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Excision of tumor: Ask the surgeon if he could do it under local anesthesia and sedation.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Very very unlikely: It is a potent corticosteroid which can affect your husbands skin if used in excess. If you are having difficulty in conceiving an infant then you sho... Read More
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A member asked:
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Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Use an antifungal!: Ringworm is not a worm but a rash caused by a fungus. It can frequently be treated by an OTC med such as Lotrimin-AF(antifungal). If that doesn't work... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
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Yes: Sudafed is a decongestant. Methylprednisolone is a steroid and a potent anti-inflammatory. No drug interactions listed.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Could be: You could be over the active infection but still have the residua remaining.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
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Normal: Probably nature's way of telling us that we've had our chance. Now make way for the next generation. Read Charles Darwin's works and Stephen J Gould's... Read More
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Coughing baby: You have to ask yourself is your child in respiratory distress. If so then the child should be seen immediately. You should go over with his PCP the s... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Treatment: First: Stop using the salicylic acid. Use some nice emollients to sooth your skin.
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
What is your ??: You list several serious conditions that you suffer from. Most recent being diarrhea. If you had a bad case you could have lost sufficient weight and ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Size: Your height is largely controlled by your genetic inheritance. Most men stop their height growth but the time they reach 18 years. Most accurate deter... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Cervical cancer??: The most common strain of HPV which can transform the cells of your cervix to become cancerous is Type 16. There are other Types of HPV which can do t... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
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Pregnant??: Best way to check for pregnancy is by blood test which will detect elevated hug 5 days after implantation of fertilized egg into uterine wall.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Not clear why BP up: You need a work up. You say you're anemic but you don't say by how much. You need to see a doc and get a complete history and physical exam and be tre... Read More
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A male asked:
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Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Love him: The fact that he cried right away when he struck the carpet means that he did NOT lose consciousness. That is THE most important prognostic sign after... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Maybe lying?: Could be that somebody is lying about their use of tobacco or could be second hand smoke exposure. Get a good history from all of your roommates.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Epididymitis-orchit?: You may have an infection in the testicle or in the epidydimus, a structure adjacent to and to the rear of your testicle. Even though you may be trea... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Intestinal gas??: Have you altered your diet at all in the past several days? There are several foods known to be assoc with a lot of gas production - Boston baked bean... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Not listed: Your friend may have lost hair serendipitously but it is not listed as a common or rare side effect of neuron tin use. As in everything in life there ... Read More
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About yourself: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is called a non-sedating antihistamine because most of it does not go into the brain. Only about 7% of people get tired on Zyrtec ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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2 possibilities: Doc has more experience than you and heard what you did not or possibly confused your aortic pulse for baby's pulse which would normally be much highe... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
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Temperature variabil: When we say normal body temp is 37 or 98.6 that is the mean for a large population. There is variation within that population. That would be like thin... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
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Dunno: Significant unexplained weight loss is always considered a red flag. You don't explain what your surgery was for but I would go back and see the surge... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes: Usually treated medically with decongestants and antibiotics. If recurrent, you you might have mechanical blockage at osteo-meatal-complex and need su... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Food intolerance??: If you feel uncomfortable soon after you ingest any particular food your body is trying to tell you something. It is saying do not put this stuff in m... Read More
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
It will in time: The dark discoloration is some blood which pooled underneath your skin. You must have had a "black and blue" before. It may go through some color chan... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Drug interactions?: There are plenty of good drug interaction guides available on the web. There are forms of birth control which do not involve taking a chemical - an IU... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No: But you may have a tic disorder. There are plenty of neurological disorders other than brain cancer. See a neurologist.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Throbbing veins: You should check to see if your throbbing veins are secondary to high blood blood pressure. If they are due to that then you have a potentially very s... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes!: The virus never leaves your body. You may have had a papilloma removed from you a year ago but you have the virus in your body and it may cause anothe... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes, but ...: The recommendations in the medical literature are not for conservative treatment but for operative repair. You should see a hand orthopedist and get ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Abstain completely!: You may have some anatomical abnormality if the pain is immediate. Go see a good ENT and may need an MRI of head a neck area. Good luck!
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes but ...: You have to inform your doc of your level of pain and discomfort and be treated for that too!
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A male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
As little as you can: No time like the present as long as you have a willing partner whose willing and able. As they say, go for it!
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Sure; get a HPT: They are usually quite accurate. The most sensitive test is a blood test called a quantative test for the beta subunit of human chorionic gonadotropi... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yeast infections: There are a number of good antibiotics which kill yeast. Ask your OB to prescribe an oral antifungal medicine for you. Cannot do that on this websit... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
She is preverbal: Could be: ear infection; referred pain from tooth coming in on that side; referred pain from sore throat on that side; eczema in ear lobe on that side... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Breastfeeding and dr: L-tyrosine is an amino acid so that is fine but why not just eat food. PABA is the active ingredient of mothballs and is NOT recommended for human con... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Did doc talk 2 U ?: The essence of a medical encounter is a thorough history, a careful physical exam and then if called for a laboratory and imaging examination. You onl... Read More
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Aug 8, 2015
Dr. Charles Gordon is great. Very knowledgeable, strong sense of humor, and a really awesome personality. Highly recommended! Dr. Paul Grin.
Apr 30, 2016
Willing to help and very thoughtful responses.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gordon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! You gave this girl great advice! Doctors who actually care about a person as a whole seem to be a dying breed. Nice to see you care. You went above and beyond her quest...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you doctor. Would you know what has caused the t wave inversion? I remember I had a ECG before and it came out normal. It's weird because I am physically fit and I...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much I really appreciate you taking your time to answer one question of mine. I understand now that its an early stage that happens to most teens. Your advi...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

JACOBI MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Instructor in Clinical Pediatrics
Top Adolescent Medicine Specialist, First Place, National - Fall
2015
Top Doctor, Third Place, Manhattan Region - Fall
2015
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