Dr. ALICIA Almendral

Family Medicine
BRONX, NY
25 years experience female

Locations

Office

BRONX, NY

Address

2304 EASTCHESTER ROAD, BRONX, NY
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
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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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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Possibly: Pregnancy can increase your vaginal discharge due to hormonal changes. But if you start to feel itchiness, pain, discomfort, foul odor, then you need ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It can happen: Anatomically, the urinary meatus (where urine comes out) and vaginal opening are very close to each other. The urine color changes might be causes by ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
A day or so: It depends on what type of reactions. It usually improves once the med is stopped in a few hours or days.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Side effect: Irregular bleeding is the most common side effect, esp. In the first 6 to 12 months of use. For most women, periods become fewer and lighter. After 1 ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes, it is: During menstruation, dead tissue are being sloughed off and you might see tissues coming out too.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It is alarming: Heavy bleeding can be caused by: hormonal imbalance, fibroids, cancer. This will eventually cause anemia that leads to fatigue, dizziness and sometime... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. Primary care physician is the person to go to.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
GI doc consult: You probably need a procedure called esophagogastroduodenoscopy (egd) or upper endoscopy to directly visualize the structures and it's linings; to fin... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Obstetricians are also gynecologists. They are very well-trained for that.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Follow-up: It depends on what category of abnormal result it is. There are abnormal results that require monitoring and repeat testing, and there are results tha... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Causes rebound: You need to be cautious when stopping Clonidine intake. It also depends on the dose. Try taking it once a day for 3 days then observe.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Arthritis: It can be musculoskeletal strain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lyme disease, hepatitis or viral syndrome. Please see a doctor and have blood ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Ok with caution: It is safe to have sex provided that it doesn't cause discomfort on her. Cervix becomes softer during pregnancy and is more fragile that non-pregnant ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: It is possible to have pink eyes on both sides bbecause bacterial infection is contagious.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Certain medications: The first trimester of pregancy is a critical stage for organ development. You must be cautious when taking medications, whether prescribed or over-th... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Likely flu: You seem to be exhibiting flu-like symptoms. Have a "rapid flu" testing soon.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Amount and color: Implantation bleeding have less amount of bleeding and usually brownish red. A menstrual period usually has bright red blood.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Dose tapering: Find out how long he is on Paxil (paroxetine) for. One cannot just discontinue these type of meds abruptly. It has to be gradually tapered then discon... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Candidiasis: Likely it is due to candida species. Have it checked by your doctor.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It depends: If you are sexually active, there is a possibility for pregnancy so get tested. If you aren't, here are possibilities: hormonal imbalance, stress, med... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Needs bloodwork: Puffy eyes have many differentials. You need to be checked for allergies (food/environmental/contact), check renal function, check thyroid function an... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Possibly: Weight gain can cause strain and damage to your ligaments and tendons. But other medical conditions can casue knee and feet pain. Make sure to consult... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It is possible: Implantation bleeding can happen during the first month of pregnancy. But you have to closely monitor. If it becomes heavier and frequent, then go to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Infection: It looks like she has some urinary tract infection. Please take her to a doctor and have her urine tested. She will probably need antibiotics.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It depends: A healthy eating 18 year-old female does not really rrquire multivitamins, unless, there are specific reasons. If she has gastrointestinal disorders, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
High prolactin?: A condition called prolactinoma can cause nipple discharge. See your doctor right away.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes, but...: Use aha cleanser followed by a toner. You can apply treatinoin at night time, followed by a moisturizer.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Consult gyn: If it isn't infection, it can be hormonal, chemical exposure or malignancy. See your gyn.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Stop use: Any skin discoloration brought about by chemical use should alarm you to stop continued use. Consult your doctor.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Usually anorexia: One of the common side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) is anorexia. It mostly causes decreased appetite.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Eczema: It might be post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from eczema.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: It is relatively safe.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Antifungal meds: You can get Monistat dual pack over-the-counter or prescription meds like diflucan, terazol (terconazole) 3 from your doctor.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Tree nuts: Tree nuts include, but are not limited to, walnut, almond, hazelnut, cashew, pistachio and brazil nuts.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 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.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Consult your doctor: It is not normal to have eye pain after tobramycin and Dexamethasone more severe than your presenting symptoms.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Infection?: Swelling and itchiness can be signs of candida infection. See your doctor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Mositurizer: Dry skin can cause itchiness. Try moisturizers. Also change soap to hypoallergenic one.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 25 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
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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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