Physician and Professor
About John Lupiano
For over 20 years, John Lupiano, MD, has worked as a primary care physician at his office on W. 49th Street in New York City. During that time, he has also accrued professional experience in a number of different settings. Beginning in the late 1980s, Dr. John Lupiano worked his way through various positions at St. Clare’s hospital, starting as an attending physician. At the end of his career at St. Clare’s, Dr. Lupiano had served as director of the Family Health Center and as chief physician of employee health services.
Dr. John Lupiano has also held numerous teaching positions over the course of his career, the most significant of which was at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he served as an adjunct clinical assistant professor of medicine from 1991 to 2001. Dr. Lupiano has also taught at Cornell University Medical College and New York Medical College.
Types of Primary Care Physicians
Dr. John Lupiano, an experienced doctor of internal medicine, has practiced in a variety of settings over the course of his career. In his New York City practice, Dr. John Lupiano served as primary care physician for patients with a variety of health care needs.
Primary care physicians fill an essential role in the health care system. They provide routine preventive care and screenings for well patients as well as continuing care management for those with chronic illnesses or complex conditions. This broad function describes the responsibilities of the internist, who accepts adult patients, as well as those of the pediatrician, whose patients are children.
Other primary care physicians serve as family practitioners. These professionals perform a broad range of functions, from well-child visits to prenatal care, and can treat individuals of any age. Obstetricians and gynecologists may also fill the role of a primary care physician for women and girls of childbearing age, though they primarily focus on reproductive issues. Some patients may also select physician assistants or nurse practitioners as primary care providers, though these individuals do not have medical degrees and have certain limitations on their capacity to treat.
An Overview of Fibromyalgia
Dr. John Lupiano worked in the field of internal medicine in the New York City area for many years. During that time, Dr. John Lupiano helped individuals with a variety of health conditions, such as fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia can greatly impact a person’s quality of life. Chronic pain throughout the body and persistent feelings of tiredness and fatigue characterize the condition. Additionally, individuals with fibromyalgia might also experience difficulty remembering things, have trouble sleeping, and feel sensations of numbness in their extremities, among other symptoms.
Many times, fibromyalgia goes undiagnosed. This is because the key symptoms of fibromyalgia, fatigue and pain, are common indicators of many other conditions. Additionally, there is no standard testing procedure for fibromyalgia, a factor that further complicates diagnosis. However, a doctor who is knowledgeable about fibromyalgia can provide a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan designed to relieve the condition’s symptoms.
Treatment for fibromyalgia often involves a team of healthcare professionals working together to coordinate patient care. A physical therapist might provide services, for instance, as might a professional who provides alternative treatments such as massage. Additionally, a doctor might prescribe anti-inflammatory medication to help alleviate pain. The most effective treatment for the condition varies for each individual, and should be overseen by a qualified medical professional.
Expertise and Responsibilities of the Internist
A board-certified internist, Dr. John Lupiano previously held attending positions at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, St. Clare’s Hospital, and other greater New York City medical centers. Dr. John Lupiano also led a private internal medicine practice on West 49th Street in Manhattan from 1989 through 2011.
An internal medicine physician, also known as an internist, specializes in the diagnosis and medial treatment of adults. Internists must be able to treat patients with any type of medical issue, from everyday complaints to multiple chronic or acute conditions. An internist focuses three years of his or her medical and postgraduate training to develop this comprehensive knowledge and as a result often becomes an expert in complex diagnostics and copresenting issues.
Internists may complete further study in a particular area of care, such as cardiology or gastroenterology, and become subspecialists. Other internists choose to cultivate a more generalized knowledge base and thus practice as general internists. Many of these practitioners become primary care physicians and assume responsibility for a patient's overall care in the long term.