As you get older, you become more susceptible to certain health problems. Internal medicine provides a safe and effective way to monitor your wellbeing, making it possible to catch issues before they get worse. At her practice in the Lenox Hill area of Manhattan, internist Peggy Elango, DO, provides a comprehensive suite of internal medicine services, including immunizations, annual exams, and preventive screenings. To schedule an appointment, call the New York City office and speak with a friendly staff member, or book a consultation online today.
Internal medicine is a branch of healthcare focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing health problems in adults.
Many chronic conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes present few obvious symptoms. As a result, you might be at risk and not even realize it.
When you invest in internal medicine, you can monitor your wellbeing over time. By detecting potentially serious problems early, you can take measures to prevent them from getting worse.
Dr. Elango offers a wide range of internal medicine services, including:
An annual exam is an in-office appointment used to check in on your physical and mental health. It includes a comprehensive exam, immunization updates, and prescription refills. During an annual exam, you can also ask questions, discuss unusual symptoms, and build a relationship with Dr. Elango.
Immunizations are shots that expose your body to safe amounts of viruses or bacteria. Ultimately, this trains your immune system to identify and eradicate harmful pathogens. The type of immunizations you need depends on your age, health history, career, and if you travel overseas regularly.
Preventive screenings are measures used to detect serious health problems early when they respond best to treatment. Some of the most common preventive screenings, include Pap tests, prostate exams, colonoscopies, and lipid panels.
A medical consultation is a one-on-one appointment used to guide treatment for a specific symptom or health problem.
During a medical consultation, Dr. Elango conducts a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your symptoms and lifestyle. She uses this information to develop a custom care plan that eases uncomfortable symptoms, improving your overall quality of life.
About 1 in 2 Americans take prescription medication. If you’re running low on medication, Dr. Elango can contact your pharmacy and request a refill. If necessary, she can also write a new prescription or modify a current one. Dr. Elango also assists with medication management, ensuring you achieve your desired health outcomes.
Anyone who is over the age of 18 can benefit from internal medicine. Visiting the doctor at least once a year is one of the easiest ways to keep tabs on your physical and mental health.
This applies even if you eat healthily and exercise regularly. Many health problems don’t present obvious symptoms. Annual check-ups can alert you to potential problems quickly before they get worse.
If it has been more than a year since your last internal medicine exam, schedule an appointment at the private practice of Peggy Elango, DO. Call the office to speak with a friendly staff member, or book a consultation online today.