Primary Care

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Primary Care services offered in Bronx, NY

Some medical problems are complicated, requiring doctors to determine a specific diagnosis. It may be a routine Physical or a yearly health check up.  A primary care physician treats a variety of illnesses and can work with other specialists to ensure a patient gets the full support they need. Nirmala Tummalapenta, MD, and physicians at Boulevard Medical HealthCare/Tender Medical Care, P.C. in the Bronx, New York. Deliver comprehensive and coordinated care in a timely manner.

Assess each patient as a whole, identify the correct course of action, and treat patients expediently. If you have a nagging medical issue, call their office Boulevard medical healthcare  or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule your appointment. 

Primary Care Q & A

Why would you see a primary care doctor?

Primary care physicians handle the spectrum of illnesses that affect adults. Internists are considered experts in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic disease and preventive care.

A primary care doctor is not limited to one type of medical problem or organ system. Regardless of the medical issue you’re experiencing, seeing an internist is typically the first step in a diagnosis. 

The team of primary care physicians at Boulevard Medical HealthCare/Tender Medical Care, P.C., are trained to solve puzzling diagnostic problems. They handle severe chronic illnesses and situations where several conditions may strike simultaneously.

What is primary care good for?

 A primary care doctor diagnoses and treats patients and provides preventive health care services, so your particular health problem does not worsen. Preventive health services detect illness early when treatment is likely to work best and guide healthy life choices.

Annual physicals are an essential diagnostic tool for identifying a change in health that may indicate an underlying condition. An annual exam is a great time to check in with your provider to assess your overall health and note any problems. Issues identified at your yearly exam may be treated immediately or may require a follow-up with a specialist.

What does primary care treat?

Primary care focuses on the whole individual rather than the illness of a specific organ, system, or disease. Conditions include the following:

  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Lung disease

The team of primary care specialists often cares for people with chronic, complex, and multisystem disorders. Your provider may have experience in various subspecialties, including:

  • Neurology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • ENT 
  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Gynecology
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology

In addition, it’s also common for geriatrics, primary care, and internal medicine to overlap.

If you’re an adult due for an annual exam or if you’re managing a chronic health condition, call the Boulevard Medical HealthCare/Tender Medical Care, P.C office to schedule an appointment with primary care or request one online using the convenient booking tool.