We love our patients. We have a deep understanding of the unique health challenges New Yorkers face and we are on a mission to help our patients overcome these challenges, and optimize their health. Our primary care providers are extremely knowledgeable, and bring collective decades of training and patient care experience to our practice. Most importantly though, we care about the overall health of our patients, and also their individual needs and health goals and we go above and beyond to give thorough, but efficient, complete but compassionate care. This mission can be seen in every detail of the practice from our deep-dive registration forms to help us really get to know you to our friendly care team that pride themselves in making you feel cared about.

Our goal at Bethany is to give you as complete a health service as possible to meet your primary care and preventative care needs, and also to support you in reaching your own health goals.

Some common reasons for a primary care visit include:

Just to get a check-up
Osteoarthritis and joint disorders
Back problems
Cholesterol problems
Upper respiratory conditions, excluding asthma
Anxiety, depression, and poor concentration
Chronic neurologic disorders
High blood pressure
Headaches and migraines
Diabetes

Frequently Asked Questions

A person should get a physical once each year.

The exam helps the doctor determine if there are any signs of certain conditions. The doctors at Bethany Medical Center will help the person live a healthier life by recommending lifestyle changes and by diagnosing and preventing health problems. It’s also a time for the doctor to schedule any follow-ups for further testing.

Although some doctors make visits brief, the physicians at Bethany Medical Center make sure to do a thorough examination of each patient to detect as many issues as early as possible and any possible conditions before they develop. The doctor will check a person’s vitals: blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, and temperature. The physician will conduct an examination of the person’s body. The doctor will evaluate how well the patient moves as well as the condition of the person’s skin. In the elderly, the physician will check the patient’s memory. Using a stethoscope, the doctor will listen to the patient’s heart to listen for a murmur, heart disease or an irregular heartbeat. The doctor will also use the stethoscope to listen to the person’s lungs. Wheezing, cracking or shallow breathing could indicate a lung or heart problem. The doctor may examine the patient’s head, neck, extremities, and abdomen.

Men will have their testicles checked for tenderness or lumps. The doctor checks a man for a hernia. His prostate and penis may be evaluated. Women may receive a breast and pelvic exam.

The doctor does monitor chronic conditions like asthma, hypertension, and diabetes at a physical exam.

The doctor will conduct physicals for other reasons besides just a yearly exam such as for a driver’s license permit, work, school or sports.