Preoperative Medical Clearance Might Be Needed Before Certain Surgical Treatments

A basic state of health is often needed before some surgical treatments. Related conditions that aren’t addressed or remediated to some degree can potentially lead to undue complications during surgery. This is why many highly trained surgeons will refer their patients to Dr. John Abroon MD and the specialists at his internal medicine clinic on… Read more »

A Hearing Test Is an Important Part of a Physical Exam

A general physical exam is an important aspect of determining overall health, detecting early onset of medical conditions, and monitoring the progress of existing conditions. Many employers and some institutions require a physical exam before employment or admission. Here at Dr. John Abroon’s medical clinic on the New York City’s Upper East Side, he routinely… Read more »

International Travel Often Requires Additional Vaccinations

Traveling abroad can be exciting and creates the kind of memories that stay with you for a lifetime. Unfortunately, contracting a disease while you are on vacation can rob you of these life-changing opportunities. The last thing you want to do is spend your vacation watching TV in your hotel room or returning home with… Read more »

Early Influenza A and B Testing Can Help Reduce the Duration of Illness

While sometimes mistaken for the common cold, influenza A and influenza B can have serious symptoms that can sometimes prove life threatening for the very young and old. Fortunately, there are tests available that can determine the presence and strain of the influenza virus. With early detection, specific prescription medications can help reduce the severity… Read more »

A Cholesterol Panel Can Help Prevent Heart Disease

Cholesterol comes in two different types: HDL, which is known as good cholesterol. and LDL, which is known as bad cholesterol. These special lipids pass through the blood, delivering energy to cells or being used as precursors for several different types of hormones. When cholesterol is out of balance, especially if there is a high… Read more »

The Importance of Pre-Operative Medical Clearance

Pre-Operative assessment is required prior to elective surgical procedures in order to ensure the patient is fit to undergo surgery. Surgical procedures and administration of anesthesia are associated with possible complications. The primary goal of preoperative evaluation is to educate the patient of any known or hidden conditions that could potentially cause problems both perioperative… Read more »

A Chest X-Ray Can Reveal Any Number of Medical Issues

The circulatory and respiratory systems are incredibly complex and directly linked to your overall sense of good health and quality of life. Many ailments in the heart and lungs have a few symptoms or a minor symptom might appear just before a significant problem arises. Having a highly experienced internist perform a chest X-ray and… Read more »

Tick Borne Illnesses Need Timely Diagnosis and Professional Treatment

All across America, tick-borne illnesses continue to pervade and, in some cases, increase. With many of these illnesses, like anaplasmosis and Lyme disease, have symptoms that can easily be masked as something else. Without professional diagnosis and treatment by a trained and experienced internist, these conditions can have dangerous short-term and long-term ramifications. Sometimes Lyme’s… Read more »

Take Care of Your Digestive System

Your digestive system is one of the most important parts of your body. It breaks down all the food you eat, then distributes the nutrients from that food throughout your body. If you have a bad diet or neglect regular exercise, you could face problems later in life as your digestive system becomes unable to… Read more »

Take Care of Your Hearing

Your hearing is one of your most important senses; however, it is estimated that 48 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss is a serious issue, as the death of the fine hairs in your inner ear that interpret sounds correlate directly to dead brain tissue. If you want to take… Read more »