Urgent Care Services as an Alternative to the Emergency Room

Serious injuries and illnesses can often strike at inopportune times. This could include trauma from a household accident, a sudden fever, pediatric care, rapid screening for illnesses, and other diagnostic services. These issues might not warrant a trip to the Emergency Room but might still require professional treatment. In a situation like this Dr. John Abroon,… Read more »

A Rapid Strep Test Can Detect Pharyngitis

Winter and early spring means that people spend more time indoors. This inevitably increases your chances of contracting common viral and bacterial infections such as influenza and strep throat. Early symptoms of a streptococcal bacterial infection typically include pain or difficulty swallowing, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, and a fever over 101° F. Visual… Read more »

Rapid Influenza Tests Can Improve Treatment Options

The cold winter temperatures outside often increase the amount of time people spend in the warm confines of their homes and offices. This also means spending time with other people, and the increased potential of the exposure to germs. In a large urban area like New York City and the surrounding boroughs, a localized influenza… Read more »

A Sonogram Might Be Included in Diagnostic Services

Many medical problems or pre-surgical screenings call for diagnostic services to assess the nature of a lump, swelling, discomfort, or a vascular abnormality. This often calls for a sonogram to be performed by an experienced internal medicine specialist like Dr. John Abroon MD. Dr. Abroon and his staff might perform different a special type of… Read more »

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 »