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Dr. Claude Parola

Internal Medicine
Bronx, NY
42 years experience

Locations

urban health plan

Bronx, NY

Address

1065 southern blvd, Bronx, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Affinity Health Plan

Aetna

Medicaid

Health Net

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Bronx, NY

About

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

637 Answers
37 Agrees
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
728.85: 728.85 is the diagnosis code for " muscle spasm", your doctor should be able to advise and prescribe specific treatment for it.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Adrenal: An internist can help; however, an endocrinologist is a specialist that deals with the endocrine glands of our body; test that can be perfomed to c... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Laxative: taking daily laxative unnecessarily can cause diarrhea and diarrhea can lead to dehydration and loss of electrolytes such ams sodium, potassium, magne... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Back pain: Low back pain can be from muscle spasm, herniated disc, osteoarthritis etc..., see a doctor to evaluate the 'lump'.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Palpitation: These symptoms can be from anxiety and thyroid problems , see a doctor for further evaluation.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Blood in stool: Blood is stool may be from malignancy, hemorrhoid, inflammatory bowel disease, dysentery from infection such as ameba, shigella , virus. Need to see a... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Treatment: He does not really matter where she receives the treatment as long as the place is well equipped , there is good nursing care and good infection contr... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Cough: Chronic cough can be from asthma, gastric reflux, post nasal drip, certain blood pressure medications, smoking. See your doctor for work up.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Mole: Probably nothing, but you should always get the advised of your doctor to ensure that the mole is really what you think it is and that it is not a mal... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Corynabcterium: It means that if the corynebacterium that is found in the wound culture is causing the wound infection together with MRSA and if it is sensitive to cl... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Bulemia: If you have the implulse of eating excessively and than go force yourself to vomit, you may be suffering form "bulemia nervosa", you should talk to y... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Rh negative: Rhogam is given routinely to rh negative pregnant women to prevent hemolytic disease of the new born, but a baby that is rh negative like his/her moth... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Period: See your gyn for evaluation, not all vaginal bleeding is due to menses.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
It depends: It will last until changes to diet is made or treated with medication or the underlying cause is treated.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Probably not: Need to find out the cause of itching, fungal( candida) infection can do that if the itching in on the shaft of glans penis.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Bleeding: May need to check for urinary tract infection, and also if blood come after sex it may be due friable cervix and/or trauma during intercourse.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Herpes: The herpes virus can be transmitted when the infected person is shedding it (the virus) even when there is no apparent lesions, yes the other person ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Diltiazem gel: It is used for anal fissure, but I am not sure that this formulation exist in the us.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Heavy period: Heavy mensens with blood clots can be from fibroid uterus, see you gyn, you probably will need an ultrasound of the uterus and possibly an evaluation ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
No period: It is more a sign of pregnancy than cancer, do a pregnancy test and see your gyn if test is negative and amenorrhea persist, to check hormone levels a... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Leukorrhea: It depends on what is causing the leukorrhea, if it is caused by recurrent chlamydia/gonorrhea infections, there is a possbility that scar tissue may ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Diabetes: You can, but beside that other things you should do( if you are not doing them already) is excercise, avoid sugary drinks, weight loss, and take your... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Lump: This could be an inflammed lymp node.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Rash : It may be poison ivy , poison sumac or poison oak.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Ejaculation: it is not unusual to ejaculate during sleep, specially during erotic dreams ( there is no problem)
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Bleeding: probably bleeding is from trauma/laceration to cervix or vaginal wall in view of recent rough sex, if bleeding continues , it would be wise to see a d... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Shoulder pain: Yes, may need an xray or possible an MRI to further evaluate the pain.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Hives and swelling: Take the kid to the ER, hives and swelling may be due to an allergic reaction
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Not necessarily: Herpes will not be cured with antibiotic given for uti, gonorrhea may be cured if given Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for example, but certain strain of gono... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Hyper/hypothyroidism: Hyperthyroidism= palpitation, diarrhea, feeling hot all the times, weight loss, nervousness, exospthalmos ( bulging out of eye balls) hypothyroidis... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Staph: Staphylococci are not virus, they are bacteria, onset of symptoms varies depending on the site of infection.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Back pain: Both of what you think it may be, are possible; herniated disc, muscle spasm can cause the pain also, may need to see your doctor if pain continues or... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Pearly penile papule: these are benign growths on the side of the glans penis, they are NOT sexually transmitted disease, or cancerous,some people are worried and want to ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Grade 4 kidney dis.: Someone with a creaninine clearance/glomerular filtration rate(gfr)of 15-30 has a grade 4 kindney disease, this could be due injury related to diabet... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Measles titer: a titer of igG of less than 9 means there was no previous exposure to measles or there was a previous exposure but the immunoglobulin level is decrea... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Switching meds: There nust be a reason why the doctor wants to switch, talk to the doctor so he can explain why the medication needs to be changed and let him know wh... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Black vomit: Black vomit is probably from bleeding from the stomach, it can happen with bleeding stomach ulcer, when taking medications such as aspirin, Ibuprofen ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Burning pain: It is hard to know , but the fact these symptoms persist for two weeks, it is wise to go and see doctor for further evaluation.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Fatigue /tightness: may need to check for anemia, thyroid problem, asthma and inflammation of sternum/rib cage ( costochondritis)
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Blood pressure: Need to to find out the cause first; anxitey, hyperthyroidism, cardiac arrythmia can cause palpitation , hypertnesion can be secondary to the above o... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
cough: These symptoms may not have been from bronchitis, asthma can present with these symptoms also, see doctor for further evaluation.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Pregnant?: need to have a pregnancy test within 7-10 days after last period to verify pregnancy, there are medications that can be used in pregnancy for seizure,... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Pregnancy test: The best way to know is to do pregnancy test; pregnancy test would be positve 7-12 days after conception.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Atrial fibrillation: the reason for the a-fib should be investigated, a-fib can lead clot formation with the atrium and clot embolism leading to a stroke, aspirin alone ma... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Frequent urination: frequent urination can be due to a urinary tract infection, diabetes, medication ( diuretic) and prostate enlargement, excessive fluid intake
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Memoty loss: There are diseases that can cause memory loss such as: thyroid problems, vitamin b12/folate deficiency, syphilis, atrophy of the brain etc... You need... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Blisters: Blisters on or around the genital/buttucks can be from herpes, have yourself check for herpes by a doctor.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Waning: The protection from the vaccine may fade, so a booster is recommeded, specially for people who are entering college, .
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Not necessarily: To be pregnant you have to be ovulating, if you were not ovulating when the semen entered then the change of pregnancy is almost nil, also people who ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Urinary frequency: Urinary tract infection can manifest itself this way, you may need a urine analysis to rule that possibility.
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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Sep 9, 2013
Timely and accurate answers.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Parola is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Parola is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for the advice. I don't watch tv in bed and always sleep with the lights off. I have always had issues with sleep for as long as I can remember, always go to bed then spend the next 3-4 hours ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I can taste the infection, when I cough up mucus. my mucus is always yellow normally, plus I feel not well just no fever. Thank you for your time
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks but I was talking about HPV not HIV but atleast I learned something new.My question was can you be reinfected with same strain of HPV

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Universidad dl Noreste
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

MAIMONIDES MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1993

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Bronx, NY - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Bronx, NY - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Bronx, NY - Winter
2013
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