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Dr. Stuart Erner

Internal Medicine
Albany, NY
46 years experience male

Locations

Capital Region Progressive Medicine and Longevity Practice, PLLC

Albany, NY

Address

1873 Western Ave., Albany, NY
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(518) 452-4914

About

Bio

I'm a board certified internist who's been in practice since 1979. During that time I've worked with several thousand patients with a wide variety of medical problems. Since 2001 I decided I could better serve my patients by using an "integrative" approach to care. I recommend non-drug alternatives whenever possible, safe and effective. Yet if a medication is the best treatment option, I will certainly utilize it. I also use a preventive approach in treating my patients in the hopes that they can lead long, healthy and productive lives. All of my current patients truly appreciate this approach. In addition to my clinical practice, I've conducted research trials with nutraceuticals and herbal formulations. I've won awards from the Scripps annual integrative medical research competition.

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.

Internal Medicine

Bariatrics

Holistic Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

164 Answers
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: It can be present for months or years before being diagnosed and be managed without surgery.
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Ignore: Approximately 1 out of 10 people will have surgery for a herniated disc.
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Dr. Stuart Erner
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Ignore: Good communication between partners and avoiding stress should improve sexual desire.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: To avoid weight gain watch your caloric intake and avoid foods high in simple sugars and fat.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
If: If you suffer from gout avoid purine rich foods, alcohol and take your gout med(s) faithfully.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Kidney cyst: It sounds like you will be seeing a nephrologist in a few weeks and that's a good idea. I'd expect to have the complex cyst removed to rule out the po... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Oral thrush-Candida: People can develop oral candida for many reasons and it doesn't mean you have HIV or cancer. Any medication that suppresses the immune system can inc... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Testosterone issue: I assume you're using testosterone or another anabolic steroid and have developed breast enlargement. This is due to excess conversion of the testoste... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Valium urine test: Valium can be detected in the urine for several weeks after taking it due to the drug's long half life.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Cause calf lump: You could also have a cyst in a soft tissue structure. I doubt cancer here but you could ask your doctor to get an ultrasound or MRI of the lump to fu... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Gastric sleeve: Generally you need to have a BMI(body mass index) over 40 or 35 with co-morbidities of obesity ( poorly controlled diabetes, difficult to control hype... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Blood in stool: Benign causes would be an anal fissure or hemhorroid. More serious causes would be inflammatory bowel disease ( Crohn's, ulcerative colitis), divertic... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Body hurts all over: If your body hurts all over it could be due to physical over-exertion. If you weren't active prior to the onset of symptoms, it could indicate activat... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Hormone levels: Environmental toxins and endocrine disrupters, stress, nutritional deficiencies and genetic factors can all lead to fluctuating levels of all of the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Prostatitis Rx: Keep in mind that 90% of prostatitis isn't caused by bacterial infection, hence antibiotics may not work although they are commonly prescribed. Sitz b... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Bump under lip: See your doctor to determine what the skin lesion is as there are several possibilities. Appropriate treatment can then be given.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Dx appendicitis: Appendicitis will typically present as right lower quadrant abdominal pain, fever, nausea and occasional diarrhea. If such symptoms are present and ar... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Holter monitor: Reading a holter monitor requires correlating the cardiac rhythm to any symptoms.Exercise in a healthy individual results in an elevated heart rate k... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Skin rash/pus Rx: It sounds like topical antibacterials and cortisone aren't working. Get evaluated shortly because you likely will need an oral antibiotic to treat the... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Prilosec effects?: Prilosec and Prevacid (lansoprazole) are proton pump inhibitors that reduce stomach acid production. They are used to treat heartburn, stomach inflamm... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Diet shake usage: You could drink the shake anytime of day. Most often people substitute weight loss shakes for breakfast or lunch while eating a more typical meal at d... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
5 HTP reaction: The half life of 5 HTP is between 2 and 7 hrs. If you took it 24 hours ago it's pretty much all out of your system.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Pain relief: You can take both together. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant and tramadol is a pain reliever. Be aware this combination can be quit... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Why high DHEA level?: Losing 10 lbs. In 4 months shouldn't typically cause your dhea level to be elevated. Would see your doctor to make sure your adrenal glands are ok.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Migraine symptoms: Common migraine headaches will occur without sensitivity to light or noise. Typically that headache is characterized by throbbing pain over the entire... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Changing stools: These changes could be due to a dietary change or the onset of irritable bowel syndrome. It's also possible that you're not having a complete bowel mo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Cough/ribcage pain: You should get an evalution to rule out pneumonia with pleurisy. This would include an exam of your lung fields and a chest xray.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Resp. infection: It appears you have a respiratory infection involving your upper and lower resp. systems. I would get an evaluation to make sure that you don't have a... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Dx ankle clonus: Your doctor is correct to refer you to a neurologist and i'd make an appointment. Clonus can indicate a problem in the central nervous system or spin... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Lichen simplex cause: Lichen simplex is otherwise known as neurodermatitis. It's been associated with eczema and psoriasis on occasion. However it may be associated with an... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Stop hair spray: If you are coloring your hair at home and see hair falling out ..It's possible you're having a reaction to one or more of the ingredients in the spray... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) wt. gain: Tylenol (acetaminophen) isn't associated with gain. There have been rare reports of peripheral edema ( swelling of lower extremities) in association w... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Why rectal bleeding: Rectal bleeding in a 26 yr. Old female would be most likely due to hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. A less likely possibility would be inflammatory bow... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: This type of heel pain can respond to toe and calf stretches. Orthotics can sometimes help.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: Eating a high protein diet can lead to improved satiety and lean body mass preservation.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: Living with celiac disease is easier today given the greater number of gluten-free foods available.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Congestion: Assuming you mean nasal or sinus congestion there are several possibilities. You could have a viral upper respiratory illness, allergic rhinitis, vaso... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Stress relief: In my integrative medical practice we encourage people to avoid medications for the treatment of anxiety unless it's moderate to severe in intensity. ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Medication safety: It sounds like your psychiatrist is treating you for depression and anxiety and your general doctor has prescribed medication for cognitive impairment... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Weight loss: There are no studies showing that raspberry ketones lead to weight loss. The aloe ferox cleanse might cause a temporary weight loss but it would simp... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: Avoiding using a laptop or similar device will help prevent insomnia.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: See your psychiatrist regularly without fail and DON"T skip your medications.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Losing weight: It would helpful to know your height and weight prior to beginning a weight loss program. It might not be possible to become" very slim" due to your g... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: Eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly and avoid stress. Don't abuse drugs & skip normal sleep.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: Spinal stenosis can be initially treated with exercise, physical therapy, and activity modification.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: Eating a low sodium diet is easy if you add various spices to your food to enhance their flavor.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: Low-fat diets may help people with heart disease but worsen diabetes due to high carb content.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: If you have tonsillitis, don't self-treat. See your doctor and get an exam and throat culture!
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: Stay active,eat a balanced diet and avoid excessive heat. Take your prescribed medications regularly.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: Use daily positive affirmations and don't let others make you feel badly about yourself.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Erner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Erner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Trazadone is the anti depressant and the fatigue before I started BBs
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Thanks for your quick reply! r/o'd liver kidney veins thyroid and meds, I have dysautonomia
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks for your quick reply, really appreciated

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER INC
Completed 1979

Awards

Silver and Gold Medals at Scripps Integrative Research Conference
Top Doctor, Third Place, Albany Region - Summer
2014
Top Bariatrician , First Place, National - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American society of Bariatric Physicians
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