Primary Care Doctor

Primary Care Doctor on Long Island.

Find a top-rated primary care doctor close to you at Heart and Health Medical. Our primary care physicians accommodate your busy schedule with late hours and are experienced in treating patients of all ages.

What is a Primary Care Doctor? 

primary care provider (PCP) is a physician who provides initial care for a person with an undiagnosed health concern as well as continuing care for various medical conditions. Your primary care provider may alternatively be referred to as you general practitioner (GP). General practice envelops all ages, genders, every organ systems, and every illness. They are also qualified to treat women’s health.

Women’s Health

Obstetrics and Gynecology are two fields of medicine that involve the female reproductive organs.

Contraception

Contraception, or birth control, refers to different techniques to prevent pregnancy. Birth control pills have two hormones in them, estrogen and progestin, which prevent the women from ovulating and alter the cervical mucus to make it hard for the sperm to find the egg.

Intrauterine Contraception

  • Copper T Intrauterine Device (IUD) – is a small T shaped device that is placed in the uterus and can stay implanted for up to 10 years.
  • Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System (IUS) – is another T shaped device that is placed in the uterus and releases progestin and can stay implanted for 5 years.

Hormonal Methods

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  • Implant – is a single plastic rod that is placed on the upper arm of a woman. It releases progestin and can last up to 3 years.
  • Injection – is a hormone injection of progestin.
  • Combined oral contraceptives
  • Progestin-only pill – is an oral contraceptive that only contains progestin
  • Patch – is a skin patch that secretes estrogen and progestin into the blood stream. This patch must be worn on either the lower abdomen, upper body area, or the buttocks and is changed once every week for three weeks. A patch is not worn on the fourth week to allow for a menstrual period.
  • Hormonal vaginal contraceptive ring – is inserted into the vagina and releases progestin and estrogen. This ring stays in place for 3 weeks and then taken out in order for the women to have her period. On the fourth week, a new ring is inserted.

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Immunizations

Immunizations are a series of vaccinations that target a person’s immune system to make them resistant to a specific disease.

Below You Will Find a List of Recommended Immunizations.

There are also age-specific CDC recommended immunizations in PDF Format

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Birth – 15 Months

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Birth Through 6 Years

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7 – 18 Years

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Adults (19 Years and Older)

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Disease Vaccine Transmission Disease Symptoms Disease Complications
Chickenpox Varicella Vaccine Air, direct contact Rash, tiredness, headache, fever Infected blisters, bleeding disorders, encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia
Diphtheria DTaP against Diphtheria Air, direct contact Sore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in neck Swelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, paralysis, death
Hib Hib Vaccine Air, direct contact May be no symptoms unless bacteria enters the blood Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), mental retardation, epiglottis (life-threatening infection that can block the windpipe and lead to serious breathing problems) and pneumonia, death
HepA HepA vaccine Personal Contact, contaminated food or water May be no symptoms, fever, stomach pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, vomiting, jaundice, joint pain Liver Failure

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