Our board-certified internist, Dr. John Abroon, has been helping New Yorkers with their medical needs for over 25 years now. With our office located on the Upper East Side, we help those in New York City and the surrounding communities in the tri-state area. One of the many services we offer is the Immigration Medical Exam to screen one’s eligibility for a visa or green card.
Whether you are an adult or a child, as a USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) Civil Surgeon, Dr. Abroon is licensed to help you and your family with your immigration medical exam when applying for permanent U.S. residency. The purpose of this exam is to screen for any serious or communicable diseases along with certain other medical conditions such as mental disorders or issues involving substance abuse.
When you come into our office for your appointment, we will verify your identity by checking your passport or other I.D. and then begin the process of screening and documenting your medical history.
The screening covers the following areas:
-Prior hospitalizations you have had
-Institutions where you received treatment for mental issues
-Any chronic physical problems you have experienced
-Occasions where you were disabled or severely ill
-Substance abuse or dependencies (alcohol, psychoactive drugs, etc.)
Our doctor will also review records of your previous employment, education, police and military history. Dr. Abroon will check your fitness levels and note any heart or lung issues as well as your musculoskeletal and neuropsychiatric status. He will also rule out any infections you might have and examine your extremities, skin, heart, lungs, abdomen, outer genitalia, lymph nodes and eyes, ears, nose, and throat for problems.
Along with taking chest X-rays, your blood will be drawn and your immunization history reviewed (please bring a copy of your immunization records with you). If the vaccination report is in another language, you will need to provide a written English translation of this report. For any required vaccinations you are missing – such as Diphtheria, Measles, Hepatitis A/B, and Influenza – Dr. Abroon can get you up to date on that vaccine by giving you the first course during your visit.
When your examination is complete, you will be given a sealed envelope with a form by the USCIS that documents your results. This envelope must remain sealed until it is in the hands of the consulate or USCIS.
If you are applying for a visa or green card for yourself or your child, and need a medical examination with documentation, we invite you to reach out to our helpful team and schedule an appointment with John Abroon, MD.