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Taking Care of a Senior? Here Are Some Simple Strategies to Improve Their Nutrition Jun 20th, 2024

With improvements in medicine and self-care, we’re aging better. However, more than 55 million people in the United States are over the age of 65. Aging continues to affect health, but you can help your loved ones live better with good nutrition.  At East Side Primary Medical Care on the...

Workouts That Actually Help You Manage Diabetes May 8th, 2024

Having diabetes can sometimes feel overwhelming. But there are things you can do to stay in control, like exercising. Regular physical activity improves your body’s sensitivity to insulin, the hormone that ushers sugar from the blood into the cells. This means exercise helps your insulin work better, which can help...

Ask These Questions at Your Next Physical Apr 10th, 2024

Your annual physical exam is more than a routine meeting with your doctor. It’s an opportunity to learn and take charge of your own health and well-being.  At East Side Primary Medical Care on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, our compassionate and experienced primary care physician, Dr. Daniel Klein,...

Who’s at Risk for Type 1 Diabetes? Mar 2nd, 2024

Of the more than 37 million people in the United States with diabetes, only about 5%-10% have Type 1 diabetes. Though less common than Type 2 diabetes, rates of diagnoses for Type 1 diabetes are on the rise.  Are you at risk for Type 1 diabetes? At East Side Primary...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Feb 20th, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Can You Eat Your Way to Better Brain Health? Feb 2nd, 2024

Did you know your brain consumes more energy than any other organ in the body? Your brain is always on, both when you’re awake and when you’re asleep. What you eat affects how well your brain functions. At East Side Primary Medical Care on the Upper East Side of Manhattan,...

The Link Between Alzheimer’s and Untreated Diabetes Jan 12th, 2024

Diabetes is a multifaceted and challenging medical condition that affects many parts of the body and requires constant attention. When left untreated, diabetes increases the risk of many serious health conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease. At East Side Primary Medical Care on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, our knowledgeable primary...

These Simple Diet Changes Could Boost Your Energy Dec 13th, 2023

It’s a busy time of year filled with a lot of festivities. But all the running around drains your energy, and you may find it hard to keep going. Rest is good, but making a few simple changes to your diet can help you recharge too.  At East Side Primary...

How to Manage Your Whiplash Symptoms Nov 1st, 2023

When your head and neck suddenly and forcefully move back and forth, your neck extends beyond its normal range of motion, overstretching the ligaments, muscles, and tendons, resulting in whiplash. Whiplash is a common auto accident injury. Even minor fender benders can cause whiplash. You can recover from whiplash, but...

5 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Oct 1st, 2023

Diabetes affects more than 37 million people in the United States. Most of those people with diabetes ― up to 95% ― have Type 2 diabetes. While Type 1 diabetes typically begins early in life, the more common Type 2 diabetes develops later and may be prevented by making lifestyle changes.  At East Side...

What to Expect From Your Presurgical Evaluation Sep 1st, 2023

No single surgical procedure is like another, even for those having the same surgery. Why? Because your body and health is unique to you. Your surgeon customizes your plan based on your personal health, surgical needs, and goals so you get the best outcome. This is why you need a presurgical...

5 Things You Can Learn From Your Annual Physical Aug 1st, 2023

You’re in good health, you don’t have any chronic health conditions, and you feel fantastic. Why should you take time out of your busy schedule to see your doctor for an annual physical exam? Because you might learn something that keeps you in good health and prevents a chronic health problem....

Have You Established These Lifestyle Habits to Help Prevent Disease? Jul 1st, 2023

The leading causes of death and disability in the United States — chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer — often occur in people because of unhealthy habits like poor nutrition, smoking, and physical inactivity. While genetics may play a role in your risk of developing a chronic disease, your lifestyle habits...

Understanding Your Blood Pressure Reading Jun 1st, 2023

At East Side Primary Medical Care on New York City’s Upper East Side, our skilled primary care provider, Dr. Daniel Klein, checks your blood pressure every time you come in for care, whether for your annual physical exam or a sick visit.  It’s a simple test that may help us find health issues before they...

These Are the Conditions We Can Treat Via Telehealth May 2nd, 2023

Telehealth makes it easier for many people to see their health care providers. But you may wonder what conditions doctors can treat through telehealth. Almost anything, as it turns out. At East Side Primary Medical Care on New York City’s Upper East Side, our skilled primary care provider, Dr. Daniel...

How Diabetes Affects Your Feet Apr 1st, 2023

Taking good care of your feet is always important but even more so when you have diabetes. Did you know that 15-25% of people with diabetes develop a foot ulcer at some point in their lifetime? At East Side Primary Medical Care on New York City’s Upper East Side, our skilled primary care provider, Dr. Daniel...

Hurt on the Job? We Can Help with Workers’ Comp Mar 1st, 2023

Accidents happen all the time, even at work. When you get hurt on the job, it’s important to get a medical evaluation right away. Work injuries, even minor ones, can affect your health now and in the future. Getting a diagnosis and treatment plan in place may prevent long-term problems....

Here’s What’s Included in Concierge Medical Care Feb 2nd, 2023

Are you tired of having to wait months to get an appointment with your primary care provider? Do you wish your provider spent more time talking with you instead of writing prescriptions and giving you handouts? You’re not alone. That’s why so many people are looking for alternatives like concierge...

Get the Primary Care You Need From the Comfort of Your Own Home Jan 11th, 2023

Getting to the doctor’s office isn’t always easy or convenient, especially when you’re feeling under the weather. But because of a strong need to make health care more accessible and personal, you can get some of the medical services you need without leaving your house. At East Side Primary Medical...

The Role of Insulin in Your Overall Health Dec 1st, 2022

Insulin isn’t just an injection for people with Type 1 diabetes. Insulin is a hormone that transports glucose (energy from food) from your bloodstream and into each and every cell in your body. Like with Type 1 diabetes, insulin plays a role in the development of prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. ...

Complications of Unmanaged High Blood Pressure Nov 1st, 2022

Nearly 50% of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure. However, only 25% of those with the common chronic condition have it under control. High blood pressure affects almost every organ in your body. When left unmanaged, it can lead to multiple complications.  At East Side Primary...

Common Chronic Diseases We Can Help With Oct 1st, 2022

Chronic diseases are common, affecting 40% of adults in New York. Though they’re the leading cause of disability and death, chronic diseases don’t have to dictate your health or your life.  At East Side Primary Medical Care on New York City’s Upper East Side, our experienced primary care physician, Dr. Daniel Klein, believes in the...

Why Regular Physical Exams Are Important Sep 1st, 2022

You’re not sick. You feel good. So, why do you need a physical exam? Because we want to keep you from getting sick so you can continue to feel good.  At East Side Primary Medical Care on New York City’s Upper East Side, our experienced and compassionate physician, Dr. Daniel Klein, considers your annual...

Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor Aug 1st, 2022

Your primary care provider is the manager of your health. They take care of your illnesses and injuries and general health and well-being. They also serve as your best resource when it comes to your personal health issues and requirements. It’s good to ask questions when you see your doctor, but you...

Tips for Managing Your Diabetes in the Heat of Summer Jul 1st, 2022

Eating balanced meals, getting regular physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight are all important when it comes to diabetes management. But even when you’re doing things right, you may have a harder time managing your diabetes in the heat of summer. At East Side Primary Medical Care in New York City’s Upper East...

Why and When to Consider a Virtual Appointment Jun 1st, 2022

Do you skip going to the doctor because you find it inconvenient? Are you worried you might get sick or get someone else sick when visiting the doctor’s office? Then you might want to consider a virtual appointment. With advances in telecommunication technology, seeing your health care provider by telemedicine is becoming...

What Does a Presurgical Evaluation Include? May 5th, 2022

Surgery of any kind can leave you feeling a bit anxious. Taking steps to prepare for your surgery is one way to ease some of your nervousness.  The presurgical evaluation is one of those exams that can help you get ready for your surgery.  At East Side Primary Medical Care,...

5 Major Benefits of Switching to Concierge Medicine Apr 21st, 2022

Traditional health care can be frustrating. It’s not uncommon for people to wait months for a doctor’s appointment, wait hours in the office waiting room, and only see the doctor for a few minutes. Doctor’s offices are often overworked, and their patients can be left feeling like their health doesn’t...