Medical Consultation

Peggy Elango, DO

Internist & Concierge Doctor located in Lenox Hill, New York, NY

If you regularly experience a specific health problem, like a rapid heartbeat or shortness of breath, a medical consultation can pinpoint the underlying cause and assist in guiding treatment. At her practice in the Lenox Hill area of Manhattan, internist Peggy Elango, DO, provides medical consultations on-site for adults and teenagers. To schedule an appointment, call the New York City office and speak with a friendly team member, or book a consultation online today.

Medical Consultation Q & A

What is a medical consultation?

A medical consultation is a one-on-one exam used to pinpoint the underlying cause of one (or several) health problems. 

During a medical consultation, Dr. Elango conducts a thorough physical and neurological exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your symptoms and lifestyle.

After gathering all of the necessary information, she develops a custom care plan designed to minimize symptoms, boost health, and improve your overall quality of life. 

A medical consultation is different from a traditional physical exam. Dr. Elango bases treatment on your feedback, interests, and individual goals.

How do I prepare for a medical consultation?

To get the most out of your medical consultation, it’s important to plan ahead. Before your exam, make sure to gather all of your previous medical records, including the results of any tests or screening procedures you’ve recently participated in.

You should also write down a list of unusual symptoms you’re experiencing, any questions, and a list of the prescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements you regularly take.

Once your medical consultation begins, remember that honesty is the best policy. Dr. Elango will ask you questions about your lifestyle, including whether you exercise, how much alcohol you drink, and if you use tobacco. 

The answers you provide help Dr. Elango guide treatment, so don’t be afraid to speak openly about these and other issues.

What types of problems can benefit from a medical consultation?

Dr. Elango uses medical consultations to diagnose and treat a variety of common health problems, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Seasonal flu
  • Work-related injuries
  • Excess weight/obesity
  • Arthritis

You might also benefit from a medical consultation if you want to improve your overall health.

Even if you feel relatively healthy, it’s important to visit your primary care physician at least once a year. Dr. Elango can recommend preventive screening measures that can alert you to serious health problems when they’re most responsive to treatment.

What can I expect during a medical consultation?

No two medical consultations are exactly alike. Dr. Elango tailors your appointment to your individual symptoms, needs, and concerns. A medical consultation usually takes 45 minutes to an hour.

If Dr. Elango is unable to guide treatment on her own, she can refer you to a medical specialist and coordinate care.

Schedule your medical consultation at the private practice of Peggy Elango, DO. Call the office and speak with a friendly staff member, or book a consultation online today.