Blog Archive

FAQs on 2019 Novel Coronavirus Jan 21st, 2021

UPDATE:  As of January 11th, people aged 65 and above, healthcare workers, teachers, and first responders are now eligible to get the vaccine. Check the link below for a more detailed list of eligible people: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility.page Our office has NOT yet received our stocks for the Moderna vaccine from the...

5 Tips for Preventing an Eczema Flare-up This Winter Jan 18th, 2021

Eczema is a year-round offender in that it can cause itchy, irritated skin that’s hard to soothe in any season. However, many individuals with eczema notice dramatic worsening during the cold, dry days of winter. The good news? There are steps you can take at home to help prevent eczema...

Can Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Reduce My Risk of Contracting HIV? Dec 1st, 2020

89+ Million people have been gravely affected by HIV since it created headlines in the early 1980s, and our fight against this deadly virus continues. Fortunately, ongoing advances in medical research and technology provide real hope for individuals at risk of contracting HIV. One highly valuable tool in our kit...

Can I See My Doctor By TeleVisit? Nov 15th, 2020

As COVID-19 has ushered in a new normal defined by remote work, online schooling, limited weekly outings, social distancing, and public face coverings, your need for timely medical care hasn’t diminished. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could skip the commute and check in with your health care provider...

“Help!!!  I have erectile dysfunction and I’m only 30!” Oct 6th, 2020

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is likely the most difficult and sensitive topic a male patient will have to discuss with their doctor, especially for a patient in their 20s and 30s.  The overall societal stigma and awkwardness placed on this condition can lower one’s self esteem and become a barrier to...

4 Reasons You Should Get an Annual Physical Exam Oct 1st, 2020

You feel great, you’re healthy, and you’ve never been diagnosed with a chronic illness or experienced a major medical issue. Do you really need to make time for an annual check-up with your primary care doctor? The answer is a resounding yes. Just like children and teens, adults of all...

When Should I Get Tested for STDs? Sep 1st, 2020

You’re probably not thinking about your chances of contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD) when you’re about to be intimate with someone new. But here’s why you should: sexual infections are increasingly common, and your risk of catching one is higher than ever before.  While using condoms can go a...

Getting to Know Dr. Pearl Lui Aug 13th, 2020

Dr. Pearl Lui strives to connect with every patient by bringing positivity and encouragement to every visit she sees. Let us get to know her more beyond her profession as a family doctor.   Q: What is your favorite thing about your job? Dr. Lui: I would say my favorite...

STDs 101: Symptoms, Treatments, and Risks Aug 1st, 2020

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, are passed from one person to the next through sexual intimacy. Although they can be spread through skin-on-skin contact, most STDs are transmitted through vaginal, oral, or anal intercourse. They can cause mild UTI-like symptoms, vaginal/penile discharge, or no symptoms at...

"Do I have anxiety?" Jul 9th, 2020

“I’m just pissed off all the time!” “My stomach hurts all the time!” “I can’t sleep at night!” “I just feel scared, and I don’t know why!”  “I worry about everything!” “I am having trouble breathing!”  “My heart is always racing!” “My arms and legs are always tingling!” “I feel...

What Form of Birth Control is Right for You? Jul 1st, 2020

Today, some 60 years after the invention of “the pill,” women have more contraceptive options than ever before. The reproductive health specialists at City Care Family Practice can help you understand your choices so you can find the method that’s best for you.  Birth control options You can’t make an...

Myths and Facts About Vaccinations Apr 10th, 2020

Preventing a disease from occurring in the first place is always better than treating it after it develops. As a true miracle of modern medicine, vaccinations have the power to do just that — protect you from serious contagious diseases that can wreak havoc on your health or even lead...

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal — Now What? Mar 4th, 2020

The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 14,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer — and about 5,000 women will die of the disease — in 2020 alone.  While still too high, those numbers are substantially lower than they were a few decades ago,...

Is it Possible to Develop ADHD in Adulthood? Feb 3rd, 2020

If you find it difficult or even impossible to get organized, stay focused, manage your time, and remember routine tasks, you may find yourself wondering if you’re experiencing the effects of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This is a common neurodevelopmental condition that usually emerges early in life, typically before adolescence. ...

Spotting the Warning Signs of Substance Abuse Jan 1st, 2020

Substance abuse describes a harmful pattern of using substances to alter your mood. These substances vary from legal or illicit drugs and alcohol to things that aren’t drugs at all, like inhalants and solvents. Abusing substances significantly affects your life and causes a variety of complications, including: Disabilities or sickness...