NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION MONTH 8/15/2018 — Zenab Bello-osagie

Here at Parkchester Medica we care about all of our patients vaccinations. It's important to recieve immunizations to prevent serious, sometimes deadly diseases throughout your life.

We Have Vaccines for:

  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Flu
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tetanus


Although your body may harbor the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, your immune system usually can prevent you from becoming sick. For this reason, doctors make a distinction between:

  • Latent TB. In this condition, you have a TB infection, but the bacteria remain in your body in an inactive state and cause no symptoms. Latent TB, also called inactive TB or TB infection, isn't contagious. It can turn into active TB, so treatment is important for the person with latent TB and to help control the spread of TB. An estimated 2 billion people have latent TB.
  • Active TB. This condition makes you sick and can spread to others. It can occur in the first few weeks after infection with the TB bacteria, or it might occur years later.


Greek Cherry Tomatoes 8/14/2018 — Zenab Bello-osagie

A healthy but delicious snack provided by Family Circle.

This recipe makes 30 stuffed cherry tomatoes and only takes 25 minutrs to prepare. 

Nutrition Information for Greek Cherry Tomatoes
Servings Per Recipe: 30
Per Serving: 1 g Fat, total, 0 g sat. fat, 3 g carb., 1 g fiber, 25 kcal cal., 70 mg sodium, 0 g sugar, 1 g pro.


15 large heirloom cherry tomatoes


  1. of 1Slice tomatoes in half and scoop out seeds. Turn upside down onto paper towels and drain 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, toss feta, parsley and lemon zest. Drain and rinse cannellini beans. Add to food processor along with olive oil and lemon juice, garlic, salt and black pepper. Puree until smooth. Divide 3/4 cup bean spread among tomatoes (you'll have some left over); sprinkle feta mixture on top. Keep refrigerated. 
  3. Tip: If you want to skip the bean spread, swap in pre-made hummus. Store: Tomatoes will keep up to 2 days filled or 4 days unfilled.

Potato and Poblano Taquitos 8/1/2018 — Zenab Bello-osagie

Potato and Poblana Taquits

By:Sandra A. Gutierrez


A new recipe to kick off the month of August



How to Make It

Step 1    

Place potatoes in a large pot, and add cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over high. Reduce heat to medium-high, and simmer until potatoes are tender when pierced, 35 to 40 minutes.

Step 2    

While potatoes simmer, cook poblano directly over a medium flame of a gas stovetop, or under broiler, turning occasionally, until skin is charred and blistered, 11 to 12 minutes. Place chile in a small bowl, and cover with plastic wrap; let steam 20 minutes.

Step 3    

Drain potatoes, and let cool slightly, about 20 minutes. Peel potatoes with a sharp paring knife; transfer to a large bowl, and mash until smooth.

Step 4    

Gently scrape off poblano skin with paring knife. Cut in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Finely chop poblano, and place in bowl with potatoes.

Step 5    

Melt butter in a large, high-sided skillet over medium-high. Add mushrooms; stir to coat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender and liquid has evaporated, 5 to 6 minutes. Add mushrooms, salt, and black pepper to potato mixture, and fold until thoroughly blended.

Step 6    

Follow assembly and frying instructions at left using tortillas and oil. Serve taquitos hot with Mother Salsas and cooked rice.

Make Ahead

Fried taquitos can be made up to 1 month ahead. Freeze in a single layer on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet until solid. Transfer to a ziplock plastic bag, seal, and return to freezer. Reheat on a wire rack set inside a baking sheet in a 350°F oven until hot, about 20 minutes, flipping after 10 minutes.

Chicken Enchilada-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash 7/30/2018 — Zenab Bello-osagie

This is a 5-ingredient recipe that is simple and quick to make! It is low-carb and can be made using leftover chicken from other meals. 


  • 2 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 2½- to 3-pound spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1¼ cups red enchilada sauce, divided
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese





1.Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 450degrees F.

2. Place chicken in a medium saucepan, add water to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and gently simmer until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165degrees F, 10 to 15 minutes.

3. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and shred with 2 forks. Transfer to a large bowl.

4. Meanwhile, place squash cut-side down in a microwave-safe dish and add 2 tablespoons water. Microwave,  uncovered, on High until the flesh is tender, about 10 minutes. (Alternatively, place squash halves cut-side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in a 400°F oven until the squash is tender, 40 to 50 minutes.)

5. Use a fork to scrape the squash from the shells into the large bowl. Place the shells on a broiler-safe pan. Stir 1 cup enchilada sauce, zucchini, ½ teaspoon pepper and ¼ teaspoon salt into the squash and chicken. Divide the mixture between the shells; top with the remaining ¼ cup enchilada sauce and cheese.

6. Bake on the lower rack for 10 minutes. Move to the upper rack, turn the broiler to high and broil, watching carefully, until the cheese starts to brown, about 2 minutes. To serve, cut each shell in half.

This recipe was provided by: Breana Killeen, EatingWell Test Kitchen Manager 

Link to recipe:

6 Signs of Hearing Loss 7/12/2018 — Zenab Bello-osagie

Here are 6 signs that you are suffering from hearing loss:

  1. You have trouble hearing when there is background noise, such as at a restaurant.
  2. Your balance is a bit off when you stand up.
  3. You can’t hear beeps or alarms.
  4. You have difficulty following conversations.
  5. You can’t hear when a person’s back is turned.
  6. You regularly turn up the volume on your TV or cell phone.

By: Allison Tsai

For more information go to:

Broccoli Cheddar Macaroni Salad 7/3/2018 — Zenab Bello-osagie

Do you like Marconi salad? Then you would love this delicious twist on the original recipe!

Broccoli-Cheddar Macaroni Salad

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 15 min


1 (10 oz) pkg Nature's Promise Organic Fresh Vegetables

Broccoli Florets 1 (16 oz) pkg elbow macaroni

2 stalks celery

¼ small red onion

¾ cup light mayonnaise

3 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 ½ cups extra sharp shredded yellow Cheddar cheese


1.Finely chop the broccoli florets.

2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil on high and cook the macaroni according to package directions.

3.Add broccoli for the last 3 min. Drain in colander and rinse with cold water until no longer hot.

4. Shake to drain well. Meanwhile, finely chop the celery and onion.

5. In a large serving bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, and pepper.

5.Stir in cooked macaroni, broccoli, celery, and onion.

4. Fold in the cheese until combined.

And you're done!

This recipe was taken from:

Community Health Fair 6/29/2018 — Zenab Bello-osagie

This year's Community Health fair thrown by Church of Revelation and Parkchester's Jame Masjid is coming up!!! We, Parkchester Medical are one of the amazing sponsors for this huge event! Save The Date - August 25th! Time: 11 am - 3 pm Location: 1154 white plains rd, bronx NY 10472 And it's completely free !!!! There will be raffle prizes, backpacks, music, HIV & Hep C testing and more! Come out and enjoy !

Patient Appreciation Day CANCELLED 6/22/2018 — Zenab Bello-osagie


Father's Day 6/15/2018 — Zenab Bello-osagie

Thanks to all of our patients who came out to our Father’s Day event last Thursday 06/18/2018. We partnered with UnitedHealthcare to provide: Free massages, Snacks And Special father’s day giveaways. We hope everyone enjoyed Father’s Day with their loved ones!

Men's Health 6/15/2018 — Zenab Bello-osagie

Come Join Us This Week 06/20/18 for Our Men's Health Event! We are Partnering with Wellcare to Provide: A Men’s Health Workshop focusing on healthy eating tips & suggestions to lead to a world of healthy! Giveaways!!!! (While supplies last) Healthy snacks! Also a professional Masseuse will be here on site between 2 – 4 pm, giving free massages! So come join us and learn mo

Mother's Day Event 5/14/2018 — Zenab Bello-osagie

The Parkchester Medical family would like to thank our lovely patients who came to our Mother’s Day event on May 11th! We had a masseuse on site giving out free massages to mothers and gave out light-up roses and had apples and tangerines.. Above you will see Here are a few pictures of of our happy patients! We are glad that everyone enjoyed their massages!