Primary Care

Peggy Elango, DO

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

Primary care physicians can diagnose and treat a variety of acute and chronic conditions. At her practice in the Lenox Hill area of Manhattan, internist Peggy Elango, DO, offers primary care services to teenagers and adults. If it’s time to check-in on your health and wellbeing, schedule an appointment by calling the New York City office and speaking with a friendly staff member, or by booking a consultation online today.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is a branch of medicine focused on your general health and wellbeing. Primary care physicians, like Dr. Elango, serve as a home base for all aspects of medical care, including physical exams, preventive screenings, immunizations, and prescription refills.

Dr. Elango has significant experience in diagnosing and treating acute and chronic diseases. She also offers health counseling and can monitor your health and lifestyle over time, a process called health promotion.

What services does primary care provide?

Dr. Elango offers a comprehensive suite of primary care services, including:

  • Annual exams
  • Preventive screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Prescription refills
  • Referrals to specialists
  • Medical consultations
  • Concierge medicine

Dr. Elango also offers pre-operative clearance. If you need surgery for a specific health problem, she takes steps to ensure you’re healthy and fit enough to undergo anesthesia. 

What are the types of primary care?

Dr. Elango offers several types of primary care, including:

Internal medicine

Internal medicine is a branch of primary care that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing health problems in adults. As you become older, you become more susceptible to chronic conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. Internal medicine provides regular check-ups and monitoring, ensuring you minimize your risk of hospitalization or premature death.

What if I need to see a specialist?

Primary care physicians like Dr. Elango have the training and expertise to handle most acute and chronic health problems. 

If you need additional testing or a second opinion from a specialist, Dr. Elango can coordinate care. Additionally, she can team with your specialist to monitor treatment, refill prescriptions, or schedule follow-up consultations as necessary.

If you want to establish a relationship with a primary care physician, contact the office of Peggy Elango, DO. Schedule an appointment by calling and speaking with a friendly staff member, or book a consultation online today.