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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
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.

Adolescent Medicine

Family Medicine

General Practice

Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

2.3K Answers
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes and no: What do you want it for? Do you have a persistent rash? There are different classes of steroids and they are also of different strengths and they can ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Ignore: UV light penetrates both clouds and water! Use sunscreen on cloudy days.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Nooooooo!: If you are using a contraceptive correctly then it is very unlikely that you get will get pregnant. Since you are not pregnant questions about restric... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
How long to spoil: Use your own sense of smell and taste. Ultimately use your baby's If you feed your baby and your baby pushes the bottle away that should be a signal... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Ignore: Never ever use any tobacco products. They are so uncool and make you look unattractive and stink too.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Ignore: They are going thru a very turbulent time in their lives, questioning everything. Be there for them.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Add cayenne to diet: Much better to just add cayenne pepper to your cooking. Add some spice to your life! When you take it in capsule form you miss all of the zing. Better... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Talking is good thng: The fact that he is talking is a good thing in that he is less likely to act. Take him to an emergency room. Does he know anyone who has committed s... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Maybe : You would have to have the food tested for it's phosphorus content and most importantly get a blood test to see if your serum phosphorus levels are ri... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No: Though she may have glaucoma if what you are saying is correct. She should be seen by an ophthalmologist who can thoroughly evaluate her eyes. If you ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Chlamydia??: Maybe you were not tested appropriately for this. It is frequently called non-gonoccocal urethritis or NGU. You have a very thin wire inserted into yo... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Have to know more hx: Bariatric surgery comes with many risks too. You give too little information to evaluate the risks in you. Costs vary widely and you have to see just ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Viral disease: Breakbone fever transmitted by same mosquito as malaria.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Too vague: Much too vague a description. Some people have a pain in the neck and some people are a pain in the neck. Seriously, you have to be much more specific... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Physical exam: Most important thing is history. How have things been for you in the past year or two. What concerns do you have? Then have discussion on puberty and ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Eczema??: Do the insides of your elbows also itch? Do you have or is there a family history of allergy or dry skin? Have you talked to your doc about any of thi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Of course they are: Each new person who picks it up can contaminate it. The office can have several bottles of Purell around encouraging people to use it frequently. When... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
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Yes!: Depending how it was done sometimes the surgeon can reconnect your tubes. Also, assuming your uterus is intact there is always the possibility of in v... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes: It is used for people who can't tolerate narcotics for pain control. It has multiple side effects, so be very careful when using it.
A 41-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Pain in derrière: Do you engage in anal intercourse? Are you frequently constipated? Do you ever notice bright red blood in the bowl before you flush or on the paper wh... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
All work in a contex: Everything has to be interpreted in a context. Most people get mono as child or young adult. The + tests may just indicate that you had been infected ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No: But I would make an appointment with your physician and discuss the nature of your headaches with him. Oh, and by the way, stop sleeping on your stoma... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Wt loss is water wt: That is not sustainable weight loss and it can mess up your electrolytes and cause you serious harm! That is like wringing out a water soaked towel an... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
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Neuro problem : Seems that you have a problem with your ulnar nerve, just where along the nerve, I don't know. Go to a good neurologist and he will help you figure it... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Maybe malabsorption : You may have a malabsorption syndrome. A good gastroenterologist can help you find out.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Swelling of testes: The slang for this condition is " blue balls". The testicles are surrounded by a membrane called fhs tunica vaginalis. When you are sexually aroused y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Maybe inaccurate T: Most accurate way of measuring your body temp is to measure the temperature of a freshly voided urine specimen. If she was drinking a cold drink just ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Possibly: BCP's are composed of estrogens and progesterones which are both steroids. So is prednisone. So there might be a drug-drug interaction. Presumably you... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
20 yr problem: A 20 yr old problem by definition is not acute. It sounds like she should talk to a gastroenterologist.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Don't be : What goes in must be absorbed and retained or disposed of. Be patient. It will all come out in the end, so they say.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No: Cod liver oil contains high levels of vitamin A and vitamin D. Is there a reason to believe that you are deficient in those?? Do you liv above the Arc... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
URI or a cold: You have an Upper Respiratory tract Infection (URI) otherwise called a cold. Usually caused by viruses; over 110 have been identified. All the medicin... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No: Tetracycline can bind to doubly valent ions like calcium. Since a lot of people have milk with their meals the better instruction would be to avoid ta... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
High for yr age: For some one of your age to have such a high B/P you should first have a workup to find out why you have it. You may have renal artery stenosis which ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No: The pH in you stomach is about 1.5. You have hydrochloric acid in your stomach secreted by the parietal cells which destroy most microbes that you mi... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Should not: Speak to your orthodontist and he can adjust the positioning of the braces.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Not long: Different people heal at different rates. It presumably pretty superficial surgery so it should heal within just a few days. The band aids are just th... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes: Your pulse and BP usually would increase and you might well feel it throughout your body.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Ulcer pain??: The best thing would be that you have an ulcer. It is, and has been for a number of years, a treatable medical condition- with 2 antibiotics and an an... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Depends: The major contents of cod liver oil are the Vitamins A and D and omega-3 fatty acids. If you're breast or formula feeding your infant you don't have t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
What for?: Concerts is slow release methylphenidate for ADDH. You may experience a decreased appetite but the safest thing to do is to eat a good well balanced d... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No!!: It is a hormone produced by the placenta which in turn stimulates the breasts to make milk.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Pregnant?: A woman ovulated and can then become pregnant usually right in the middle time between her periods. Time varies slightly month to month and that is wh... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Probably: Depending how sensitive the test is it can pick the drug or its metabolite's (not only the drug but what it is converted to) to and of course all of ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
None: As long as you have the other ovary functioning appropriately things should go fine until you are older and go thru menopause.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Elevated, not high: It is admirable that you are so comfortable that you so carefully measured your T every day. Did you do it at the same time of day? Other variables ke... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
You identify as male: You will NEVER have a period. You are a boy. Get over it. You do not have a uterus unless you happen to be a true hermaphrodite (quite rare). Sorry ab... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Get a new electronic: Urinate into a clean cup and immediately measure the temperature of the fluid. That will give you the most accurate measure of core temperature.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
They do not!: They may be wearing very high heeled shoes. Human females stop their height growth at about 16 yrs or about 2 yrs after onset of menses. Rare cases of... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Definition please?: If your definition of virginity means a women who has a totally intact hymen then you may well be a human being who is not a virgin. If on the other h... 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 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
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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

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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