A Lung Inflammation Assessment Can Help Restore Healthy Respiration

During the winter, respiratory health can become an increasing issue affecting the quality of life of many individuals. This can be related to a latent infection after influenza, pneumonia, and environmental factors. Indoor air pollution can also be a significant factor related to mold or increased saturation of allergens. Salient symptoms of a lung inflammation… Read more »

Are You Showing Signs of a Food Allergy?

At the medical practice of John Abroon, M.D., we understand that patients with food allergies may display a variety of symptoms after eating something they are allergic to. These may include constant itching, shortness of breath, and rashes after eating certain foods. Unfortunately, food allergies are not uncommon, but they can be harmful, especially if you… Read more »

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 »