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 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.
Dr. Elango offers a comprehensive suite of primary care services, including:
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.
Dr. Elango offers several types of primary care, including:
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.
Family medicine is a branch of primary care that works with every member of the family, from teenagers to senior citizens. As a family medicine physician, Dr. Elango can provide care for everyone under your roof, ages 12 and up. This can save you time and energy, allowing you and your children to receive care from one provider.
Obstetrics and gynecology is a branch of primary care focused on women’s reproductive health and family planning. This includes Pap tests, breast exams, prenatal screenings, birth control prescriptions, and pregnancy care.
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.