Josyann Abisaab

Dr. Josyann Abisaab – ER Physician

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Due to increased need for all aspects of health care to cut costs, emergency rooms are relying more and more on the services of what are called physician’s assistants, (PAs.) PAs can diagnose and treat patients, and their lower cost can help keep the price of running an emergency room down while helping to speed […]

Sometimes it’s necessary, and sometimes it’s not, but it is certainly true that almost all of us have been to the emergency at one time or another. Maybe it was a broken leg, or the fear of one. Perhaps it was a poisoning or a burn. Whatever it was, we are certainly glad for the […]

Often children with asthma sometimes find themselves in the emergency room where an emergency room doctor, such as Dr. Josyann Abisaab will treat them for the difficult breathing asthma sufferers experience. Although the underlying cause of asthma is unknown it often runs in families. What happens is that certain substances which the person with asthma […]

There is no exact number which determines that someone with high blood pressure should go to the emergency room or dial 911. However, if there are other symptoms accompanying the high blood pressure reading, including severe headache with no known cause, back-pain, severe chest pain or impaired or blurry vision, or any other type of […]

An informed ER patient is one who has a basic understanding of the workings of the emergency room, and so can better appreciate the complex and wide range of medical care that is provided. ER physicians, like Dr. Josyann Abisaab, explain that a visit to the ER frequently involves one or more blood tests, which […]

People often make the mistake of going to the ER when their condition is not an emergency. Not only is this a waste of time and money, it also causes stress and unnecessary disorder in the emergency room. Doctors such as Dr. Josyann Abisaab recommend that you think objectively about the condition you encounter, before […]

A new study published recently in Pediatrics highlights that more children and teenagers are suffering traumatic brain injuries while playing basketball.  Taking a ten year range from 1997 to 2007, researchers looked at visits to emergency rooms like the one where Dr. Josyann Abisaab works.  They found that, for people under the age of 20 […]

Lyme disease is an infection which is often misunderstood by parents and misidentified by the health community.  One of the reasons for the confusion is that Lyme disease manifests in many different ways in the body.  Another reason is that it varies so widely from state to state. The most classic symptom of Lyme disease, […]

One of the main reasons that children end up in the E.R. is because of falls. The more precautions you take in the home, the less likely it will be that you’ll experience a dangerous fall. For very small children, this means never leaving a child unattended on the bed, sofa or changing table. Advice […]

Children’s Health Care: Is it an Emergency? Certainly, there are times when a child gets hurt badly enough that you know they need to go to the emergency rooms. There are other situations, however, that aren’t as clear cut.  During these times, you have five main options. You can handle the problem at home.  Minor […]

Chest Pains: A Leading Cause of Er Visits

In an interesting study in 2008, Dr. Manya Newton, an emergency room physician at the University of Michigan, and others, authored a paper explaining some of the reasons that emergency rooms are so overcrowded.  While many of us make the assumption that the uninsured are coming to the emergency room too frequently for non-essential visits, […]

When someone has been in the emergency room for care, they often don’t bother to follow through afterwards.  They might be happy to be feeling better the next day, or they are exhausted from their ordeal and don’t have the energy to follow through.  The follow through, however, is as important as is the emergency […]

Dr. Josyann Abisaab is an Assistant Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. In addition, she is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.  She has held both of these positions since 1992. Educated at the American […]