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Dr. ALICIA Almendral

Family Medicine
BRONX, NY
24 years experience female

Locations

Office

BRONX, NY

Address

2304 EASTCHESTER ROAD, BRONX, NY
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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About

Bio

Family doctor, geriatrician, non-surgical cosmetic procedure and medical weight loss expert since 2006

Specialties
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Family Medicine

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78 Answers
50 Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
It can be hormonal: Some medical conditions can cause hyperpigmentation in certain body parts. People with Insulin resistance who are predsiposed to develop diabetes, or ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes, but...: Use aha cleanser followed by a toner. You can apply treatinoin at night time, followed by a moisturizer.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Up to 6 times: Ideally, a 14 tear-old girl must have a big breakfast, then a light snack on mi-day, a good amount of healthy lunck, afruit snack on mid-afternoon and... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Possibly: Pregnancy nvolves hormonal changes. It can increase vaginal discharge. If you start to have sympotms such as itchiness, discomfort, with foul odor, th... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Stop use: Any skin discoloration brought about by chemical use should alarm you to stop continued use. Consult your doctor.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Possible: Birth control with depo-provera begins immediately after the first shot if given within the first five days of your menstrual period. There is a possi... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Complicated UTI: Uti in pregnancy is considered complicated and requires treatment. Untreated UTI puts you at risk for premature labor and delivery; sepsis (infection ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Citrus fruits: You can use orange or lemon peels. It's acidity promotes exfoliation of skin. Whitening creams such as hydroquinone, kojic acid and arbutin can be use... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Infection?: Swelling and itchiness can be signs of candida infection. See your doctor.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Consult your doctor: It is not normal to have eye pain after tobramycin and Dexamethasone more severe than your presenting symptoms.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Rx cream: I like silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream. It is an antibiotic cream with soothing effect. It requires prescription so see a doctor. If the wound i... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Swollen red eyes: Pink eyes or bacterial conjunctivitis is associated with very red, inflamed with lots of crust formation of usually one eye, without associated sympto... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends on age: For children, prescribed medications are usually based on their weight. It's also a way to screen for growth problems/obesity. For adults, it is to sc... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: It is relatively safe.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Heavy menses: Having blood clots can mean heavy period. One possible cause are benign uterine growths called fibroids. Another cause is hormonal imbalance. Cancer s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Dangerous: Risks associated: infection, air trapping, difficulty breathing, respiratory failure. This is an emergency situation and you need to go to the hospita... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Usually anorexia: One of the common side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) is anorexia. It mostly causes decreased appetite.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Tree nuts: Tree nuts include, but are not limited to, walnut, almond, hazelnut, cashew, pistachio and brazil nuts.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
High prolactin?: A condition called prolactinoma can cause nipple discharge. See your doctor right away.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Xray right away: It is better to have an xray done to rule out fracture. But while away from a doctor, apply ice, immobilize, use ace bandage and elevate the area.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Antifungal meds: You can get Monistat dual pack over-the-counter or prescription meds like diflucan, terazol (terconazole) 3 from your doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Eczema: It might be post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from eczema.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Mositurizer: Dry skin can cause itchiness. Try moisturizers. Also change soap to hypoallergenic one.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Consult gyn: If it isn't infection, it can be hormonal, chemical exposure or malignancy. See your gyn.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Ok to switch: They are both SSRIs (drug class) so I can say it is okay to switch your medication from Lexapro (escitalopram) to Celexa. But my drug of choice for pa... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Infection: Have it cultures to rule out yeast infection, trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis, std diseases.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Amenorrhea: Here are possible causes: anovulatory cycles (hormonal imbalance), polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid disease, medication/s taken, metabolic disorde... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends on age: Polyps or fibroids in the uterus can also cause bleeding. Rarely, a thyroid problem, infection of the cervix or cancer of the uterus can cause abnorma... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Try T-gel: Neutrogena's t-gel shampoo is a good choice for dandruff treatment.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Dangerous: Infection, obstruction, sepsis, organ failure, possible death!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not usually: I have never heard of hiccups as side effects of amoxicillin.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Vaseline ointment: Vaeline ointment application moisturizes dry nipples and should help.
A female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
NO PROBLEM: I don't see any reason why you cannot wash your hair while menstruating.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Talk to an expert: I suggest that you see your doctor or a psychologist to voice out how you really feels. There are numerous medications for depression but there are ma... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
EMERGENCY: Please have someone take you to the nearest hospital asap. Better yet, call 911!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Get treatment first: Bacterial conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is contagious. You need to treat it with antibiotics. After 24 hours of treatment, it is less contagious. I rec... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Less effective: Udually, the potency or effectiveness of certain medications wear off. Do not use expired meds.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Dryness: Skin dryness can cause extreme itching. Try applying lositurizers 2x a day and no daily baths.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
It depends: You must see a doctor to determine if it is viral or bacterial infection, or allergy-related.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Antihistamine: You may use zaditor (ketotifen) ophthalmic solution ANS see your doctor the following day.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: No, you cannot use it in the ear.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Amount and color: A period has usually bright-colored blood and heavier, while an implantation bleeding usually is brownish in color and lighter. This is sometimes refe... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Hormonal effects: Pelvic congestion brought about by dilated blood vessels can cause pain.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Hydrocortisone : Possible causes are contact allergy, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, etc. Start with applying steroid cream and take oral antihistamines. See a dermatolog... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
HCV viral load: His doctor can request for a qualitative pcr test to determine if the virus is in his bloodstream. More specifically, a test called quantitative pcr o... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Steroid cream: Causes of itchy skin might be eczema, allergy, contact, psoriasis, scabies, poison ivy, etc. Calamin lotion and steroid cream may help, plus oral anti... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes it is: Tobramycin is a good antibiotic of choice for pink eyes. It must be prescribed by your doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Redness,crusts, pain: Pain, crusts/discharge, redness of palebral conjunctiva.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Antibiotic drops: You need to be evaluated by a doctor to determine the cause of pink eye. Having pink eyes can be related to allergy, virus or bacteria. Your doctor wi... Read More

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Jul 27, 2014
I recommend this doctor. Very insightful and I learn something new from these answers
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Almendral is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Almendral is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I wanted to tick all three but I picked the one that true as soon as I read the first sentence it's perfect. I've been searching soooooo long for something like this it'...Read More
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What toner? Day and night after cleansing? Will strip the skin too mch
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Everyone else keeps saying Feb 20 I was 5 weeks 6 days March 19

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Philippines
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

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Affiliations

American Academy of Family Physician
American Medical Association (AMA)
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