ColumbiaDoctors in the News
The physicians and researchers of Columbia University are making news every day with groundbreaking discoveries, innovative treatments or exceptional stories about patient care.
Below are just some of our recent media highlights. Visit the Columbia Medical Center Newsroom to read much more about the work our physicians and researchers are doing to enhance the lives of people across the globe.
Columbia University Medical Center Opens Midtown Outpatient Center
New York, NY – January 24, 2013 – ColumbiaDoctors Midtown officially opened its doors today with a ribbon-cutting by leadership of Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors physicians, dentists, and nurse practitioners. The location puts many of the city's top doctors from New York's No. 1 academic medical center in the heart of Midtown, at 51 West 51st St., between Fifth and Sixth avenues.
ColumbiaDoctors is the medical practice comprising faculty of Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, and School of Nursing. More than 225 physicians, dentists, and nurse practitioners offer comprehensive medical services, including cardiology, executive health, pre- and post-surgical care, psychiatry, radiology, travel medicine, and women’s health, as well as laboratory services at the new Midtown location.
Designed for the convenience of patients, ColumbiaDoctors Midtown offers coordinated appointments for those seeing multiple specialists, comfortable waiting areas, and ample natural light. Services are available from early morning to evening and on Saturdays. There is shuttle service between ColumbiaDoctors Midtown and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in Washington Heights.
Easily accessible via foot, car, and mass transit, the new facility is adjacent to Rockefeller Center and a short distance from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Penn Station, and Grand Central Terminal. Discounted valet- and self-parking is available.
“People come from throughout the Tri-State area, and even beyond, to see Columbia doctors. The new ColumbiaDoctors Midtown makes it even easier—for both our existing patients and our new ones— to be cared for by our renowned experts,” said Lee Goldman, MD, dean of the faculties of health sciences and medicine and executive vice president for health and biomedical sciences, Columbia University Medical Center.
The practice was formerly called ColumbiaDoctors Eastside and located at 16 East 60th St. The need to expand and establish a larger presence in Midtown fueled the move to 51st Street. The new location is expected to serve at least 20 percent more patients per year. The facility has approximately 125,000 square feet and 125 exam rooms. In addition to the 225 healthcare professionals who practice at the Midtown location, patients have access to the entire 1,200-member ColumbiaDoctors multi-specialty practice and its locations in New York City, Westchester, and throughout the Tri-State area.
ColumbiaDoctors accepts most insurance plans. More information is available at columbiadoctors.org or by calling 212-326-8500.
ColumbiaDoctors debuts in Midtown | Crain’s New York business, January 24, 2013
New York Daily News: Chronic stress equals smoking five cigarettes a day: study
Dec 20, 2012 - New research from Columbia University Medical Center found that people who said they felt anxious and overwhelmed were 27 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack.
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WNYC Radio: The Leonard Lopate Show: Please Explain: Stress, Part 2
Dec 21, 2012 - For this week’s Please Explain we're picking up where last week's left off. We'll find out why stress can take a toll on our mental and physical health and find out how to reduce stress in our lives and cope with it better. We're joined again by Dr. Drew Ramsey, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
The New York Times: No Clear Link Between Cancer and 9/11 Debris, Study Finds
Dec 19, 2012 - Dr. Alfred I. Neugut, an oncologist and professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, said he was not surprised by the study. … “Cancer is a very specific outcome, and in most exposures, you have to be exposed for an extended time before you get the cancer.”
Reuters: Mental health scars common after cardiac arrest: study
Dec 13, 2012 - A quarter of cardiac arrest survivors suffer long-term psychological problems such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, according to a U.S. study. … Nightmares plus an avoidance of doctors, medications or follow-up appointments are all signs that a recovering heart patient should seek mental health help, said Karina Davidson, director of the center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.
US News and World Report Online: Morning Sickness Survival Guide
By: Frances Largeman-Roth
Dec 13, 2012 - The lovely Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, is suffering from another bout of extreme morning sickness. … A study by the Center for Complementary and Alternative Health Medicine in Women's Health at Columbia University found that acupressure, ginger, and vitamin B6 were the only alternative methods that helped alleviate nausea and vomiting.
CBS News Online: Hiking in Nature May Boost Creativity
Dec 12, 2012 - That is good advice, says David Straker, DO. He is an adjunct assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. “We know exercise is one of the most important things we can do for our mental health aside from medication and therapy.”
The Wall Street Journal: Steep Rise of Complications in Childbirth Spurs Action
Dec 11, 2012 - Many of the most common causes of death such as hemorrhage and pulmonary embolism can also take place in the first few days after delivery to seemingly low-risk patients, so it is important that hospitals follow standardized prevention measures, says Mary D'Alton, head of obstetrics and gynecology at New York's Columbia University Medical Center.
ABC News Online: 5 Favorite Flu Fighters From Our Twitter Followers
Dec 7, 2012 - Secondhand smoke also weakens the immune system and increases the chances of developing respiratory infections by encouraging the growth of bacteria in the upper respiratory tract, according to one recent Columbia University study.