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

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Mvp: Mitral valve prolapse is usually a benign finding. You don't have to do anything about it. Also called click-murmur syndrome. Found in a lot of a... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Not really: You can have a Holter monitor done on you for 12 hrs up to 30 days to determine the frequency of your PVCs if any. Different PVCs are treated differen... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Very dangerous: Black smoke is a sign of incomplete combustion where the flame is making carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, poisoness gas. Don't use it any more... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
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Yes: In US that is available over the counter. No prescription necessary. It is available in U.S. at 5% and 10%. Always start with weakest. You can go up. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Possibly beginning: U say you're at 38 wks. U could be just getting diahrrea. Speak to your Ob tomorrow AM and be evaluated.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Allergic reaction??: Usually allergies present as a flat macular rash. Think of anything new in your environment. Foods, pollens, pets. Talk to your doc.
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Lymphatic fluid: Your body has a bunch of lymph nodes throughout it and they are connected by a bunch of small vessels similar to veins through which flow lymphatic fl... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Rest: You say you had a C/S 8 days ago. Your abdominal wall as well as uterus inside are still knitting together. Cool it. You also have a newborn. Spend yo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Probably a UTI: More likely that the blood is coming from the urinary tract than the vagina and you have a UTI. You should be seen, diagnosed, and appropriately treat... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Head trauma: The most significant finding after head trauma is loss of consciousness (LOC). Other important findings are seizure, ataxic gait (walking like your dr... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Bacteria: It's not clear from your question but you probably mean that there were some bacteria in the urine. If so, that is because you did not perform a clean... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
LUQ pain??: If your pain is originating from a hiatal hernia then there is a surgical fix for it wherein they stop your stomach from sliding thru the diaphragm in... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Maybe meatitis: You probably are not circumcised and after you urinate there is a little bit of residual urine left touching the very top of your penis. After you ur... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
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 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No: You can only get pregnant after your ovaries release an egg. While that time varies between women. It would be extraordinary for you to be ovulating ... Read More
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A member asked:
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Cyst: Could be not fully drained. Look up loculated cyst. It has many internal compartments. That is a possibility. He should go see his local surgeon and ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Probably yes: We usually don't give rabies vaccine in U.S. Unless you you are in a high risk setting - lab worker, zoo vet, etc. rabies incidence in U.S. Is low so ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Understanding data: The difference between precise and accurate here. When I measure a length with a ruler I am always making an approximation. Was it 8 " or was it reall... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Go back on: But before you do get an endocrine work up to find out the underlying causes of your irregular menses.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Pencil stool: Pencil thin stool sounds like a mechanical obstruction. If this does not resolve in next day or so you to get an imaging study after you see a gastro... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Persistent cough?: You have had a persistent cough for ten months. If you are living with other human beings who do not have a similar cough you can be pretty confident ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No it is not!: You should be able to find a good OB/GYN in KC who can help you deal you with your problem!
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
See a good ENT: There are reconstructive surgeons who do this sort of thing. Go to a major medical center
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Probably not but ...: You might have gotten some adhesions post surgery. See a good GI surgeon for consult or a good gastroenterologist.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Not really: It's the woman in the pair that gestated the fetus so it is the environment that her body provides for the growing embryo that might provide a toxic e... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Unlikely: You would get it the same way that you would get hep B. You could be checked for it by having a blood test (for Hep C antigen, not antibody by PCR) an... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Strep ??: Usually we worry when a person has a sore throat caused by a particular type of a bug called Strep Pyogenes or group A beta hemolytic streptococcus. D... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes: Just do it in privacy and it will help you release some of your sexual tension. Use some lubricant too or you might injure yourself. Eventually you wi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Snotty 2 wk baby: Most infants up to 4 months of age have nasal congestion so that is within normal limits. You have to ask yourself is he in respiratory distress? That... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Too much 4 400 space: 1st drug stimulates your own insulin production. 2nd is long lasting insulin. There are multiple forms of insulin with different half lives and there ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Cough cause: You do not mention it but your dad may be on an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor for high blood pressure. A well known side effect of tha... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Possible but ...: Best way to check is to do test for beta chain of human chorionic gonadotropin. That rises relatively rapidly early on.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Safe but ...: Why don't you get an accurate diagnosis first. Not all yeast are killed by that medicine and practice safe sex so you don't get a recurrence!
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Noooo!: The radiation generated by the klystron tube is in a very tiny range which is the rotational frequency of water molecules. Hence it warms up food cont... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Too vague: Go back when dentist is present. It may be some old scar tissue or he may want to get some blood tests,
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Maybe: That is at 5% for wt at your age. You did not mention your height. If your height is also at 5% for age then we would say you are "well proportioned".... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
See nutritionist: You say you're breastfeeding. It is normal to loose some weight while doing that. I don't know your numbers but go see a nutritionist and she can guid... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Medication use: Avastin (bevacizumab) is a biologic used to interfere with new blood vessel growth in various tumors. It is not time-limited or sex-limited to females... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Trauma?: If that is truly so then cool it with respect to those activities until you heal and tell your lover to be more gentle as well as more genteel with yo... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Viral syndrome: Clinically we usually can differentiate bacterial infections which we would possibly treat with an antibiotic from viral infections which we would not... Read More
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A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
6 wks post-op: Go see your original surgeon for a post-op check up. You should always check before having surgery what your expectations for the surgery are. Make su... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Possible rotator cuf: You probably damaged your rotator cuff and you would probably just benefit from physical therapy to your injured shoulder.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No!: Though working in the heat without adequate hydration and ability to cool off and rest may stress you physiologically in ways that you are not directl... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Terrorism in US: In the US it is a way way over exploited fear mongering by the right wing media and the Republican and TeaParties. There are a few crazies around but ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Of course you should: When you broke her hymen it hurt her. It will heal soon enough and you can continue doing what comes naturally. In the meantime there are plenty of wa... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No: An U/S exam can only measure dimensions and movement. It can also see fetal heart beat. That is a fgar cry from saying that the fetus is healthy. By c... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes but ...: First you want to have an accurate diagnosis of what is going on. Then discuss with your doc possible therapies.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Too vague to answer: You try to make sure that he does not get dehydrated. If he is pushing you away then don't force him to eat. He may have a sore throat. You can try s... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
What was looking 4 ?: What was the doc looking for when he ordered the test? Discuss that with him and if appropriate the test can be redone.
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A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Cough, back pain: With a hard enough cough you could have injured your ribs which would possibly contribute to back pain. Go see your doc for a thorough exam!
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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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