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    Thank You Jane Brody for Giving Recognition to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    [blog updated April 2019] Jane Brody, the well-known New York Times science writer, has done more to advance public health information than anyone in the past twenty-five years. I should know, I’ve been reading her column religiously since I started medical residency over 25 years ago. She is fair and careful to present the facts […]

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    The 10th Doctor: How a Holistic Doctor is Different

    How many doctors would you say you have seen for your medical symptoms? One? Two – for a second opinion? More than that? At Mitchell Medical Group in NYC, Dr. Ricki and I half-jokingly refer to ourselves as The 10th doctors as it is not uncommon for our patients to have seen at least nine doctors before coming to […]

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    IV Vitamin Treatments are not just for Billionaires

    I was watching a recent episode of the TV show Billions (yes I’m hooked like so many other viewers at Damian Lewis’s portrayal of a hedge fund billionaire on Showtime) and in the blink of an eye the entire office is receiving intravenous infusions to help them concentrate better and in some cases recoup from their workaholic […]

  • ImmunoLife Diet: The Best Ways to Eat to Keep you Immune Strong

    There is still nothing more controversial in medicine than diet and nutrition. It seems to be the Holy Grail to find the “perfect” diet combination to keep you trim and strong. I have gone on this journey myself and I’ll share what I learned, the mistakes I made and what I believe is the key […]

  • Doctors (& Nurses) Get Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Too! Part One

    Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are two devastating medical conditions that can totally disrupt a person’s life. Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread physical pain and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’s hallmark is debilitating fatigue. At Mitchell Medical Group, we have treated hundreds of patients with both of these diseases and had significant success in helping them get their […]

  • Flu Vaccine News For Parents: Flu Shot Trumps FluMist

    I have some bad news for all the children in the U.S: Scientific evidence has clearly shown that the Flu shot is superior(63%) in protecting against the Flu than the newer vaccine FluMist (3%), which is a nasal inoculation. This means that getting a flu shot will provide the important protection against the key strains of […]

  • An Overview of Serious Allergies

    A physician who offers chronic fatigue treatment near New York, NY, is also well-equipped to help relieve your allergy symptoms. As you will learn in this video, serious allergies can adversely affect your daily life. Along with conditions like candida and fibromyalgia, a doctor who practices homeopathic medicine also treats allergies. Treatment for candida and allergies […]

  • Dr. Mitchell Featured on ABC News Article: A Dust Mite Pill May Help Relieve Asthma Symptoms, Study Finds

    Dr. Mitchell was recently featured on an ABC News article entitled “A Dust Mite Pill May Help Relieve Asthma Symptoms, Study Finds.” People with severe asthma can face dangerous reactions if their allergy symptoms induce an asthma attack states Gillan Mohney in the article. But according to a new study, a new treatment may be available […]

  • What do Hockey Players and Fibromyalgia Patients Have in Common?

    Hockey players- and I have taken care of a few NHL players- are elite athletes with incredible strength and stamina. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue patients- and I have taken care of hundreds of them- are battling pain and exhaustion to try and get through every day. What could they possibly have in common? The need for […]

  • Mitchell Medical Group’s Treatment of Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Candida: “The Real Deal” to Getting Better

    Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, and Candida are some of the most difficult conditions to treat. Ask any physician – most don’t even want to see a patient that thinks they have any of these medical problems because they don’t believe they are real. Well, at Mitchell Medical Group not only do we believe these debilitating medical diseases are real, […]

  • The Allergist’s Role in Treating Chronic Cough – Part 3

    The prior two segments I discussed the nasal and chest causes of chronic cough. As an allergist, I am always searching for underlying causes with an allergic basis- because there are so many triggers in the air that affect the respiratory system. But once I rule out that a chronic cough is not due to […]

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    Anaphylaxis (Allergic Shock): What Anyone With a Food Allergy Needs to Know

    The medical name for allergic shock is anaphylaxis (ana-filaxis) and it can be a deadly form of allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis used to be most commonly associated with bee stings but today, food allergies are a much more common cause of this serious reaction. One of my patients came to me with a story that is all too common: she […]

  • Are you Using your Asthma Inhaler Correctly? You and Venus Williams May Want a Review

    The weather in New York and much of the country has been frigid. We are hitting new records for snow and cold temperatures. I see this affecting the health of my allergic and asthma patients. For starters, my patients with asthma are requiring increased use of their asthma inhalers because of the cold weather. This is understandable […]

  • Are My Allergy Drops Working?

    I have been treating patients suffering from environmental allergies and allergic asthma with sublingual allergy drops for over 15 years. The track record of success has been quite high. I have seen patients who couldn’t be in the same room with a cat or dog who are now able to live with one in their home! […]

  • The Sinus Headache Mistake: Migraine or Sinus Headache?

    “Sinus Headaches”: One of the true mysteries of clinical medicine Patients regularly come into our offices complaining of pain in the area around their eyes. This pain usually also circles around their forehead and, without fail, these patients always ask for antibiotics to make the pain go away. However, all too often antibiotics are prescribed […]

  • Bio Identical Hormones – An Alternative Choice – Part 1

    The latest buzzword in the medical arena is bio-identical hormones. Patients are reading and learning about “natural” vs. synthetic hormone replacement therapy. Suzanne Somers, in her books, “Ageless”, “The Sexy Years”, and “Breakthrough” has raised public awareness to a new level. Whether for symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, and decreased libido, women […]

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    The Answer to Allergies: Live on a Farm?

    Every day, we can find a reason why urban living has its downside: overcrowded subways in New York, high rents, and high taxes…lots of stress. Now, a study in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine confirms that a child growing up on a farm is less likely to develop asthma. Unfortunately, most city-dwelling families with asthmatic children […]

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    Athletic Asthma: the role of the Allergist/Asthma Specialist

    I just had a patient come into my office who is an avid biker. She can ride 100 miles in a day- that’s about 90 more than I can do. She is in terrific shape, but she is keenly aware that into her bike rides she gets a “wheezy sound in her chest” and feels […]

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    Stop & Read: #1 Lesson for Preventing Allergies

      [updated July 2019] During one of the first lectures, I ever attended in allergy fellowship training was from esteemed Professor Vincent Beltrani, from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, a double-boarded allergist and dermatologist (one of a handful in the entire country.) In a room full of young allergists, Dr. Beltrani roared in […]

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    Doctors Thinking About You

    We’d like to invite you to sample our newly designed newsletter Doctors Thinking AboutYou… The name is inspired by a joke we often share with patients: “When you make an appointment with one of us, you are actually getting 2 doctors thinking about your case.” Even when you’re not here, we are thinking about you. You […]