Category Archives: Doctors, Dentists

Book review: “ADHD Does Not Exist” By Richard Saul, MD

March 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Richard Saul, MD strived to be provocative with his new book ADHD Does Not Exist. He not only succeeded, but also backed up his bold assertion with ample sound logic and supporting data. … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Special computer screen RX glasses

March 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD We recently posted a tip about how to order special prescription glasses to help people with presbyopia see their computer screens. This author just received his own glasses, and they are fantastic. … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Try the Warby Parker bricks and mortar store

April 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I previously extolled the virtues of online optical stores that have broken the mold of the old eyeglass cartel, and sell high quality prescription glasses for as little as $35. I explained … Continue reading

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The 23andMe home genetic test kit controversy

Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD In Part 1 of our interview with Robert Klitzman, MD, ethics professor at Columbia University, we discuss the 23andMe genetic test kit company and why the FDA made them stop marketing the tests.

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Biggest Medicare crook is South Florida eye doctor, and friend of NJ Senator Mendez

April 9, 2014- The release of data by Medicare that shows what individual doctors earned from Medicare is making all sorts of news. One of the biggest over-billing crooks is a Miami eye doctor who is no stranger to investigations.

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Young women choosing double mastectomy for early stage breast cancer

Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD David P. Winchester MD, Medical Director of Cancer Programs for the American College of Surgeons, discusses recent data showing a more than a 100% increase in the rate that young women with early stage … Continue reading

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Chinatown fish causing serious skin infection epidemic

April 3, 2014- DNAinfo reports again of the skin infection caused by fish handled in Chinatown. This is important to BPC because those fish are caught by rod and reel on the esplanade.

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A new medical device to make blood thinners unnecessary

Thromboembolic stroke caused by atrial fibrillation is the primary reason patients are placed on anticoagulation. However, those blood thinners also carry significant bleeding risks. As a result, various mechanical surgical approaches have been tried to prevent stroke, and obviate the … Continue reading

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Is sugar (fructose) a poison?

Robert Lustig, MD of the UCSF division of endocrinology and metabolism has become one of the more vocal and credible critics of the pervasive dietary sugar, whether it be in the form of table sugar (sucrose, which is a glucose … Continue reading

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Medical Tip: How to get special glasses for computer screen distances, for cheap

Update March 24, 2014- My $35 (plus shipping) prescription glasses arrived. I used the tip below to order them. I can finally see the keyboard and computer screen! March 14, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD With remarkable regularity across … Continue reading

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The reason Gov. Christie’s Lap-Band failed to result in much weight loss

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Petition against rehab facility at 2 Washington Street

Dear Editor of BatteryPark.TV: We have been enjoying your coverage on the many topics that deeply concern us as residents in this area. Below is a topic that I thought might be of interest to you. As a resident of … Continue reading

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Do the data support Mayor Bloomberg’s public health and safety legacy?

February 6, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD More than reform of the public school system or racial harmony, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s legacy will undoubtedly be his innovative and controversial measures to deal with public health and safety issues. His … Continue reading

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Google wants your DNA now

Opinion December 17, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Wall Street Journal published an article explaining how the pharmaceutical industry data mines credit card records, Internet traffic patterns, and other personal data on individuals, then forms educated guesses about … Continue reading

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Are you really gluten intolerant?

March 9, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD Do you really have a problem digesting gluten? An NPR story recently covered this growing trend of Americans avoiding gluten. One third of Americans claim to be cutting down on products with … Continue reading

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Foods that make you hungry and obese

If you were raised in America, the following video may very well help you add years to your life. Dr. Louis Aronne explains how the gastric hormones react to high-sugar fast-burning carbohydrate meals to generate hunger shortly after eating and … Continue reading

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Tips of the Week: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and how to cure it

January 23, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD Thanks to a few medical doctors, most notably Robert Lustig of UCSF, it is becoming known that humans can develop fatty liver disease even if they do not consume alcohol. Certain foods … Continue reading

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Steven E. Greer, MD, on CNBC discussing antidepressants

Related stories 60 Minutes story that antidepressants no better than placebo “You’re telling me this now?” Why the news is suddenly critical of statins and antidepressants Erick Turner, MD: Selective publication of positive trials on antidepressants Antidepressants in the military … Continue reading

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Interview with the man who built the Obamacare exchanges

December 1, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The man who should have been the architect of the Obamacare exchanges in 2010 was the CMS Director, Don Berwick, MD. However, his appointment was doomed from the start and the senate … Continue reading

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BatteryPark.TV discusses Obamacare on Fox

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CBS allows TV doctor to make egregious claims about statins

Can a “calculator” really tell doctors who should be on Lipitor? Nortin Hadler, MD: lack of evidence for widespread statin use The risk of diabetes associated with statin drugs “You’re telling me this now?” Why the news is suddenly critical … Continue reading

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The more we know, the more unnecessary President Bush’s stent seems

October 16, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD A recent short article in an obscure Washington, DC wonky journal triggered national media when it asserted that President George W. Bush’s (43rd President) coronary artery disease was far more dangerous than … Continue reading

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ADA Walk for Diabetes Battery Park City 9-28-2013

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Exclusive: President Bush had controversial coronary CT-scan as routine screening leading to questionable stent

August 7, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The press has reported extensively about President George W. Bush (The 43rd President) receiving a controversial coronary stent after a routine annual exam found a blockage in an unspecified coronary artery. A … Continue reading

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Bullmastiff kills 5-yo who survived Oklahoma tornado

June 10, 2013- By M. Alex Johnson, staff writer, NBC News A 5-year-old boy was killed when a 150-pound dog attacked him in Arkansas, where he was staying with family friends after his family’s home was destroyed by a tornado … Continue reading

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A helmet a day keeps the neurosurgeon away

If you are getting into biking due to the Citi Bike program, get yourself a helmet. We bought this one at Gotham Bikes for $40.

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Tell us your experience with Urgent Care Tribeca on 200 Chambers

February 22, 2013 The urgent care center at 200 Chambers Street (by The Palm restaurant, on the West Side Highway) provides very prompt care. In most cases, patients can be seen right away. However, we have been receiving complaints also.

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What happens next with Obamacare?

Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Representative Michael Burgess, MD, of Texas, discusses the next steps that have to happen to get Obamacare ready for the January 1 launch.

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Doctor at 200 Chambers is not board certified in Internal or Emergency Medicine

February 28, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has received many complaints about the service from the urgent care center at 200 Chambers Street, “Emergency Medical Care“, owned and operated by Dr. Steve Okhravi and his non-medical doctor brother, … Continue reading

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Doctor who runs 200 Chambers Urgent Care being investigated by NY Health Department

April 5, 2013- We previously reported on the lack of board certification of Dr

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Medical Tip of the Week: Cleaning out your ears

By Steven E. Greer, MD The ears are one of the most neglected parts of the body. Your primary care doctor might glance into the ear canal with an otoscope, if you are lucky. But in this screwed up healthcare … Continue reading

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No need for concern when taking a Z-pack

March 18, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD The mainstream press picked up an FDA safety advisory story that cautioned the public over a slight increase in sudden cardiac death from taking the antibiotic azithromycin, best known as a “Z-pack”. … Continue reading

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Doctors rarely tell patients of CT scan risks

March 4, 2013  Reuters reported on a study that found that few doctors warn patients on the radiation risk of CT-scans. In the article, “Only about a third of patients surveyed at one U.S. medical center said their doctors told … Continue reading

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Beware the “medical spa”

February 16, 2012 By Steven E. Greer, MD If you go to any of these “spas” run by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, that offer massages and medical procedures, beware of them if they do not have a real doctor … Continue reading

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Tips of the Week: buy a juicer

January 23, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD The WSJ features an article today about the growing popularity of “juicing”, which is drinking vegetable juices made by special machines at home. The basic concept is that it is more palatable … Continue reading

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3,000 calories in one Cheesecake Factory pasta dish

By Saundra Young, CNN For the last six years, the CSPI has released Xtreme Eating Awards winners in its Nutrition Action Healthletter. The nine finalists for 2013:

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Medical tips for an optimal annual physical exam

By Steven E Greer, MD Many people schedule their annual physical for either the end of the year or the start of the year. Your doctor undoubtedly delegates most of the tests and data collection to the staff, and they … Continue reading

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Alan Matarasso, MD: New plastic surgeon for Battery Park & Tribeca

Renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Alan Matarsso, MD, FACS, is now serving the Battery Park and Tribeca communities, in addition to the Upper East side. For office-based procedures, such as Botox, lasers, etc., he can be seen at 200 Chambers … Continue reading

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Medical Tip of the Week: Know when to decline a medical imaging study

By Steven Greer, MD One of my parents recently had an abdominal ailment and was almost given a CT scan by mistake, despite my elaborate efforts to have an MRI scan ordered instead to spare them from the radiation of … Continue reading

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Fox’s Bill O’Reilly reads letter from BatteryPark.TV’s Dr. Steven Greer

On July 23rd, I wrote this letter, below, to Bill O’Reilly after he criticized the parents of the six year old girl for taking her to a midnight showing of Batman. He read the highly edited version, in the video … Continue reading

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