Services

Dr. Melamed wants to keep medicine as convenient as possible for his patients. Therefore, MyPhysician offers an entire repertoire of in house medical services that are otherwise only found in hospitals.

RADIOWAVE SURGERY

Cosmetic radiowave procedures are effective on many types of skin lessions including:

  • Age Spots
  • Moles and Raised Lesions
  • Skin Tags
  • Small Red Facial or Leg Veins
  • Warts

Radiowave procedures could be the key to early cancer detection; please do not leave any growth unchecked.

Please call for details and to schedule your free Radiowave consultation.

HEMORRHOID TREATMENT THROUGH INFRARED COAGULATION

Infrared Coagulation (IRC) is the most widely used office treatment for hemorrhoids and is preferred over other methods because it is fast, well-tolerated by patients, and virtually problem-free. A small probe contacts the area above the hemorrhoid, exposing the tissue to a burst of infrared light for about one second. This coagulates the veins above the hemorrhoid, causing it to shrink and recede. The patient may feel a sensation of heat very briefly, but it is generally not painful. Therefore, anesthetic is usually not required.

VITAMIN B-12 INJECTIONS

To combat B-12 deficiency anemia Dr. Melamed offers Vitamin B-12 injections. Since the large majority of patients with B-12 deficiency suffer from poor absorption of the vitamin, pills are not an effective option. And since the prescription nasal spray is so expensive, Dr. Melamed and the MyPhysician team chose to make vitamin B-12 injections readily available to their patients.

ELBOW EPICONDYLITIS (AKA Tennis Elbow)

Pain or tenderness at the bony bump on the outer side of the elbow, often resulting from overuse of the muscles in the forearm that straighten and raise the hand and wrist. When these muscles are overused, the tendons are repeatedly tugged at the point of attachment. As a result, the tendons become inflamed. Tiny tears in the tendon tissue cause pain. Activities that can cause tennis elbow are tennis and other racket sports, carpentry, machine work, typing, and knitting. Symptoms include pain or tenderness on the outer side of the elbow, pain when straightening the wrist and hand, pain made worse by lifting a heavy object, pain when making a fist or gripping an object, pain when shaking hands or turning door handles, or pain that shoots from the elbow into the forearm or upper arm.

ACROMIOCLAVICULAR SEPARATION OR SPRAIN

This occurs when the ligament that holds the collarbone to the joint where it meets the shoulder blade is torn. This can result from a blow to the shoulder, a fall onto the shoulder, or a fall onto an outstretched hand or arm. It is a common injury in contact sports, such as football, rugby, hockey, or lacrosse. It may also occur from falling onto a hard surgace, such as what may happen during downhill skiing, volleyball, rock climbing, or soccer. Symptoms include severe pain at the moment the injury occurs, limited shoulder movement and tenderness at the top of the shoulder at the end of the collarbone, swelling and bruising of the shoulder area, and possibly a misshapen shoulder.

PES ANSERINE BURSITIS

An irritation or inflammation of a bursa in the knee. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between tendons, bones, and skin. The pes anserine bursa is located on the inner side of the knee, just below the knee joint. This is common among swimmers who do the breaststroke, and can also occur from repeatedly kicking a ball, repeated pivoting from a deep knee bend, and a direct blow to the area. This injury may cause pain on the inner side of the knee, just below the joint when bending or straightening the leg.

PRE-PATELLAR BURSITIS

This is an irritation or inflammation of a bursa in the knee. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between tendons, bones, and skin. The pre-patellar bursa is located just in front of the kneecap near the attachment of the kneecap tendon. This can result from overuse, a direct blow to the area, or chronic friction, such as from frequent kneeling. This injury may cause pain and swelling over the front of the knee, which may occur when bending or straightening the leg.

TROCHANTERIC BURSITIS

This is an irritation or inflammation of the trochanteric bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between tendons, bones, and skin. The trochanteric bursa is located on the upper, outer area of the thigh. This injury can occur with running, walking, or bicycling, especially when the bicycle seat is too high, and may cause pain to the upper outer area of the thigh or in the hip. This pain is usually worse with walking, bicycling, or climbing stairs.

TRIGGER FINGER

This is a condition in which it is difficult to straighten a finger (or fingers) once bent. The medical term for this is Stenosing Tenosynovitis. This results from inflammation or swelling of the fibrous sheath that encloses the tendons. The straightening mechanism hesitates for a few moments before the tendon suddenly overcomes the resistance. The finger straightens with a sudden jerk or triggering motion. Symptoms include a snapping sensation in the affected finger(s), inability to extend the finger smoothly or at all, tenderness to touch over the tendon usually at the base of the finger or palm, and soreness in the affected finger(s).

SHOULDER BURSITIS

This is an irritation or inflammation of a bursa in the shoulder. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between tendons, bones, and skin. The shoulder bursa can become inflamed from repetitive motion of the shoulder. It often occurs in sports with overhead activities, such as swimming, tennis, or any sport that involves throwing. It may also occur in such occupational activities, such as painting or carpentry. Symptoms include pain in the outer front side of the shoulder and it may hurt when lifting the arm above the head. The outer side of the shoulder may become swollen and may feel warm at times.