Injections Specialist

Liberty Medical Services

Philip R. Baldeo, MD

Family Practice located in Queens, South Richmond Hill, NY

Injections are useful for many applications, enabling effective treatment and the administration of therapies that provide enormous health benefits. Philip Baldeo, MD, of Liberty Medical Services in South Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, is an experienced family physician who offers an extensive range of effective treatments for his patients, including injections for immunization, pain relief, allergy testing, and nutritional deficiencies. Call Liberty Medical Services today to find out more about the benefits of injections and schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.

Injections Q & A

What are injections?

Injections are a method of introducing a substance into your body without it having to go through your digestive system. At Liberty Medical Services, Dr. Baldeo inserts a hypodermic needle into your body and depresses the plunger on the syringe containing the medication, which travels down the needle.

Where are injections administered?

Depending on the type of injection you need, Dr. Baldeo may administer your injection:

  • Intravenously - directly into your bloodstream
  • Intramuscularly - into the muscle tissues
  • Subcutaneously - between the skin and the muscle
  • Intradermally - into the dermis, the tissue just below the skin

For example, a flu shot would be given intramuscularly, whereas Dr. Baldeo would give an allergy testing shot intradermally.

When might I need an injection?

There are multiple uses of injections in health care. Some of the most common uses at Liberty Medical Services include:

Vaccinations

Vaccinations prevent you from contracting certain diseases, which is a far better way of staying healthy than trying to recover from an illness that may be life-threatening. You may need to get shots to protect you from diseases such as:

  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR combined vaccine)
  • Rotavirus
  • Smallpox
  • Chickenpox
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis A
  • Flu
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) disease
  • Hepatitis B
  • HPV (human papillomavirus)
  • Whooping cough
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Shingles
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus

You can discuss which vaccinations you need at your consultation, and Dr. Baldeo can draw up an immunization schedule to give you optimum protection. As a family medical provider, Dr. Baldeo also treats children and can administer the needed immunizations per CDC guidelines as your child grows.

Pain management

Chronic pain may be a condition in itself or arise as a consequence of an injury or disease. Either way, pain management is an essential aspect of improving quality of life. Potential injectable pain treatments include epidural steroids and nerve blocks, as well as regenerative medicine therapies.

Allergies

One method of testing to find out what you’re allergic to is an intradermal skin test. Dr. Baldeo injects a small amount of a potential allergen into your skin just under the top layer. If your body reacts to the allergen, the effects show up on your skin, confirming whether you have an allergy or not.

Vitamins

If you have a vitamin deficiency, you might need an injection to boost levels in your blood. It’s always best to get as many nutrients as possible by eating a healthy diet, but sometimes you may need a helping hand with a vitamin shot. For example, if you have pernicious anemia, you’ll need injections of vitamin B12.

Find out more about the injections available at Liberty Medical Services by calling the office today, or book an appointment online.