Primary Care Specialist

Arthur Dove, M.D. P.C. -  - Internist

Harlem Laser Center

Arthur Dove, M.D. P.C.

Internist located in Harlem, New York, NY

Your primary care provider plays a central role in your health care and offers support when you need it most. Regardless of whether you don’t feel well, are due for a preventive care checkup, or have health-related queries or concerns, you can visit empathic primary care physician Arthur Dove, MD, PC, at Harlem Laser Center in Upper Manhattan, New York. From a warm welcome to expert, personalized care, you can depend on the professionals at Arthur Dove, MD, PC, for quality medical support. For more information or to book an appointment, call or click online today.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is at the forefront of medicine, and your primary care provider is the first person you go to when you have any concerns about your health, or when you feel unwell.

Primary care involves treating your illnesses and valuable preventive medicine services, such as:

  • Immunizations
  • Regular health checkups
  • Advice on healthy lifestyle
  • Screening programs

Your primary care provider can look after all of your everyday health problems and provide a wide range of integrative wellness services.

If at any point during your care, you need specialist treatment, your Arthur Dove, MD, PC, medical team member can refer you to the appropriately qualified expert. Primary care providers collaborate and partner with specialist providers and hospitals to make sure you receive the care you need, no matter the situation.

What preventive services does primary care include?

Primary care includes all routine wellness exams, such as:

  • Cancer screening
  • STD testing
  • Cholesterol checks
  • Annual checkups
  • Well-woman exams
  • Men’s health exams
  • Medical physicals and assessments
  • Pap tests
  • Blood sugar monitoring
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Medication reviews

You can also get up to date on your immunizations to protect your health.

Many symptoms are due to the development of chronic illnesses, and your primary care provider can run needed tests to identify what causes your symptoms before your condition worsens.

What can primary care treat?

Outside of critical, life-threatening, and serious injuries that warrant a visit to the emergency room, Arthur Dove, MD, PC, can handle all the day-to-day injuries and illnesses you might experience, such as:

  • Skin problems
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Strains and sprains
  • Back problems
  • Wounds
  • Fever
  • Colds and flu
  • Stomach upsets

Your primary care provider can also support you when you have a chronic condition that requires careful monitoring and management, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Immune system disorders
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Thyroid problems
  • Asthma
  • Chronic pain
  • Eczema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Leg ulcers
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Your provider takes time to learn about you, your medical history, and any risk factors you might have.

To learn more about primary care and the extensive selection of available health care services at Arthur Dove, MD, PC, call or click to schedule an appointment online.