Christopher Barley, M.D.
Christopher Barley, M.D.

Preventive Medicine

Preventive medicine focuses on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and undergoing routine physicals to reduce the risk of getting sick. The main goal of preventive medicine is to prevent the onset or progression of a disease, illness, or sickness. As you age, it is normal to suffer from certain common illnesses such as the flu or cold, but with age comes the increasing possibility that you may suffer from a more serious condition or illness. With continuing innovations and advancements in medical technology, many diseases and illnesses experience a high level of treatability, but the most successful outcomes of good health are a result of preventive health checks.

What is preventive medicine and disease prevention?

Dr. Barley, an internist in NYC, encourages patients to participate in preventive medicine with annual physical examinations. Preventive medicine can help you avoid becoming sick or ill. A healthcare regimen that promotes disease prevention and preventive medicine can save your life. Additionally, If Dr. Barley finds the early signs of a serious condition, disease, or illness, he will be more able to treat your symptoms and, in some cases, cure the disease before it progresses in severity. Preventive medicine gives internists the ability to find potential health risks or illnesses before you feel sick. Preventive healthcare can include vaccinations, physical exams, medical screenings, and blood work.

Medical imaging offers innovative screenings for early detection of cancers and diseases. An MRI scan, sonography, or a CAT scan can help find the cause of any symptoms or abnormalities. With preventive medicine, Dr. Barley pays close attention to look for the early signs of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other illnesses in order to assure the quality of your health. The key to internal medicine is a proper diagnosis and to ensure you receive the most advanced expert care.

What if I am diagnosed with an illness or disease?

If you are diagnosed with a disease, secondary medical care prevents or delays the impact of the disease. Secondary prevention aims to treat the disease as quickly as possible after a diagnosis. Dr. Barley can help you create a proactive treatment regimen to restore you to good health. Dr. Barley has trained under some of the most respected physicians in institutions such as New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical School, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Because Dr. Barley has working relationships with some of the most successful physicians, doctors, surgeons, and medical institutions both nationally and internationally, he can refer you the top doctor specializing in your individual needs.

How can health screenings help in preventive medicine?

Preventive health screenings are a crucial role in finding problems that require medical attention. Dr. Barley offers a wide variety of preventive healthcare and disease screenings with the use of his in-house medical lab that can provide test results quickly without the need to send the samples out. Dr. Barely offers health screenings to detect the early signs of serious illnesses.

Preventive medicine can help screen for:

Our in-house medical lab in our NYC office allows Dr. Barley to provide extensive testing and full-body imaging to detect even the most subtle symptoms of a disease in the earliest stages. Regular and routine physicals and disease screenings can help Dr. Barley diagnose and treat any symptoms before they become more dangerous. The in-house lab at Dr. Barley’s office can provide same day results for tests of the kidney, thyroid, cholesterol, electrolytes, and more.

How can I learn more about preventive medicine?

Dr. Barley would gladly discuss any questions or concerns regarding our preventative medicine services. Dr. Barley, a top physician in NYC, can help treat your symptoms and illnesses, but Dr. Barley can also refer you to another leading physician or specialist if he feels your case would benefit from it. To learn more, please schedule an appointment online or call 212.758.3590.


Travel Medicine
Domestically & Globally

Travel medicine can help prevent you from becoming sick before you travel with vaccinations and travel advice. If you get sick during travel, Dr. Barley can help coordinate complex cases globally and refer you to a local leading physician. Additionally, any illnesses acquired following travel can be diagnosed and treated at our NYC office.

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Internal Medicine
Personalized for You

Internal medicine can help diagnose and treat various illnesses, as well as prevent you from getting sick with routine physicals and wellness checks. At the office of Dr. Barley, we personalize internal medicine for each patient to provide the best in patient care.

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House Call Doctor
Serving New York City

Doctor Barley can conduct a physical examination and administer vaccines in your home, hotel, or business. A house call visit can include vaccinations, medical testing, as well as a referral to a top physician if additional screening is required.

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Corporate Healthcare
Comprehensive Physicals

Doctor Barley can assess the health of your business’s staff with prompt, accurate physicals and medical testing. Personally meeting each individual, Dr. Barley can look for any health concerns and provide proper diagnosis and medical treatment. Corporate healthcare can ensure quick, precise results for all members of a business.

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Executive Physicals
Wellness Checks & Exams

Executive physicals can provide quick, accurate medical screenings for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business executives. Knowing your time and health are both priorities, Dr. Barley can work around your busy schedule to treat and diagnose any illness, ensuring you are healthy enough to continue leading a successful business.

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