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

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Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

637 Answers
37 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Many causes: Low level of hemoglobin, hematocrit, number of red blood cells is called anemia, but many things can cause their levels to be decreased such as: bleed... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
See doctor: Patient with multiple miscarriages may have a lupus anticoagulant, or uterine abnormality, so check with you ob/gyn doctor , there is a possibility t... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Exercise : It is good to exercise, unless there is medical contraindication to it.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Low carbohydrate: Hyperglycemia= blood glucose above the upper limit of normal; if there is no diabetes, it is usually transient; however, patients with diabetes(>126 ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
It can be: Hardening of the arteries, specially those of the heart , due to plaque formation from cholesterol, can cause a fatal heart attack among other things,... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Tranfusion reaction: Preferably, only blood of the same type should be transfused, otherwise a transfusion reaction may occur ( fever, hemolysis etc..);however, those who ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Colonization: You may be colonized with mrsa, you may want to have a nasal culture to rule out colonization with mrsa. Mrsa may still be sensitive to some antibioti... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Find the cause: Tinnitus may be due to some other problems such as otosclerosis ( abnormal bone growth in middle ear), acoustic neuroma, natural hearing impairment du... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Diaphragm: Ascites is an accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity. The diaphragm, which is the muscle that divides the abdomen from the thoracic cavity( whe... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
No: Aspirin affect platelets to thin the blood , tylenol (acetaminophen) does not , but if someone develop liver disease due to tylenol (acetaminophen) to... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Culture: First you have to have signs and symptoms suggestive of an infection ( fever, chills, elevated white count, abscess, etc...), then a culture of blood ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Many ways: Blood transfusion, sex, intravenous drug use with infected needle, post exposure needle stick ( needle that was used for injecting some one who is in... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Blood culture: If you have bacteria in blood you will usually have symptoms such as fever, malaise and shaking chills and sometimes a drop in blood pressure if it i... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Maybe nasal polyp: He should probably see an ENT (ear, nose and throat doctor) to check for a nasal polyp that may be causing him this problem, nasal septum deviation ma... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Signs: Feeling tired all the times, have hypersensitivity to the sun, may have facial rash in the shape of a butterfly ( that is over the nasal bridge and ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Blood clotting: There are proteins in our body such as thrombin, prothrombin, fibrin that play an important role in blood clotting, also blood paticles called platele... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Smoking: Smoking is one of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke, if you have other risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, your risk of heart dis... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Internet: Doctors who use electronic medical record may be able to access their patient records to a secure login through the internet if their system is set t... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: There should not be any problems, glucophage (metformin) is prescribed for diabetes.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Discharge: Infections such as trychomonas, bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, gc etc ... May cause vaginal discharge; you see your doctor for further evaluation.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Renal insufficiency: People with hypertension and diabetes may develop renal disease if their blood pressure and diabetes are not controlled , an elevated creatinine lev... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Possible: If you have any ulcer or cut in your mouth while performing oral sex, there is a possiblity to be infected with HIV if there is also ulceration or le... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Blister: Have your doctor do a viral culture of the blister and also if you have have continuous ulcer of the mouth, your doctor may need to evaluate you for r... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Pregnant: A(home) pregnancy test usually would be positive 6 to 12 days after conception, sometimes the test can be negative if done to early or if you don't fo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
MCAT: Any exam can be either hard or easy, depending on how prepared you are to take the exam.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Hyperthyroidism: When tachycardia is due to hyperthyroism, the heart rate should be normal if your thyroid function test is normal and a beta blocker is used to contro... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Nothing wrong: There is nothing apparently abnormal with this glucose level, unless it keeps dropping and you become diaphoretic ( sweating), trembling then you may ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Many causes: Headaches may be from multiple causes such as migraine , stress, hypertension, brain tumor , temporal arteritis . Temporal arteritis may cause headach... Read More
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
None: Herpes infection can be controlled but not cured, sometimes a Acyclovir cream/ointment is used to alleviate the symptoms but will not cure the disease... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Maybe: It is possible that engorgement of the breast signal pregnancy, but you probably need a pregnancy test to confirm it.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
What is your diet: Low blood sugar does not mean diabetes, people who are excessively dieting may have their blood glucose, or if you were fasting at the time the blood ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Speech therapy: He may need to see a speech therapist; meanwhile you may stimulate his speech ability by always talking and reading to him and have him repeat some of... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
For pain: If lesion was not severe enough to warrant an orthopedic surgeon evaluation, your doctor gave you the steroid shot to decrease your pain and probably ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Depends: That depends of the kind of infection you have in the blood and if the infection is being treated or not. There are bacterial infections that can kill... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Always be careful: You need to know this person first before you commit to anything, some one may look " hot" but deep inside he/she may a have a secret that is not co... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Tailed organism: A round or oval organism with four(4) flagella(tails) extending from the cytostome( cell mouth), a fitth flagella also exist but it does not extend ou... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
No: Anyone can be infected with mrsa, it use be that MRSA was acquired in the hospital, but now MRSA is increasingly acquired in the community.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Culture: A swab of infected material such as " pus" is collected and send to the laboratory for positive identification of the bacteria.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Nose shape: Prominent bridge is somewhat larger than normal , aquiline is a nose that shape like an eagle beak and curving down like a hook.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Sensitivity: There are antibiotics that still work on mrsa, his doctor should look at the sensitivity pattern of the MRSA and use the most appropriate one to trea... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Depends: Depending on the severity and site of the infection ( blood, lung, skin etc..) an antibiotics such amoxicillin, oxacillin, vancomycin, ect..., can ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Not to arlam: You are probably aware to the fact that you have a risk factor to become diabetic, but this does not necesarily mean you will become one , you should... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Maybe infection: White blood cell in the urine is usually a sign of urinary tract infection, especially if there are symptoms such as urinary frequency, dysuria ( pain... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Probably not: Dysmenorrhea usually occur days before the menses start , continues during menses and tapers off as the menses stop, if pain continues after menses co... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Test: If some pretend to be unconscious , a simple test may give a hint of malingering, laying this person on his/her back and raising this person arm at th... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Gastric pain: What is your diet? Things that can cause burning gastric pain include: fatty food, hot pepper, orange juice, tomato, soft drinks, smoking , also inf... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Narcotics allergy: Tell the surgeon that you are allergic to narcotics and she/he will know to avoid them, there are other non narcotic analgesic that use can you use.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Smelly feet: Keep feet always, change socks often and keep them clean , may use talc keep feet dry.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Can happen: Dark circular bruise is most likely due to small amount of blood that seeps under the skin after the injection;normally your entire arm should not be... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Blood gas: Ph: 7.35-7.45 pco2: 35-45 hco3: 22-26 po2:80-100mmhg o2 saturation:95-100mmhg.
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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
HealthTap member
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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