Primary Care Q & A
What is a primary care physician?
Dr. Lentzou is a primary care physician, which means that she is the first person you see when you have a medical issue. She directs your care, even if that means referring you to a specialist or admitting you to the hospital.
She offers vaccines and other disease prevention measures and helps you maintain your health through counseling, education, diagnosis, and treatment of whatever ails you. That includes giving you an electrocardiogram (EKG) when she sees you for an annual exam or checkup if needed.
Why do I need a primary care physician?
It’s essential to have a primary care physician like Dr. Lentzou because you need someone who knows not only your medical history but your personal history as well.
She can treat many different ailments, from a urinary tract infection to high blood pressure and heart disease. She can do a throat culture and an EKG, and can also recommend and refer you to a specialist if you need to see one.
She will also see you for follow-up appointments, as required, to ensure that your health is improving after her initial diagnosis.
How do I choose a primary care physician?
You should choose a primary care physician who can meet your most common medical needs in the same place.
Dr. Lentzou can conduct your annual exams, sick visits, and follow-up appointments. Her staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. She is recommended by many in the community and accepts many different kinds of insurance. She can help you with chronic disease management, women’s health concerns, and diagnostic testing, as well as give you your vaccinations.
Why might I need an EKG?
Dr. Lentzou may give you an electrocardiogram (EKG) if you're experiencing chest pain, dizziness, heart palpitations, or weakness. It can help her to determine if you have an arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, or other heart issues.
She may also suggest one if you have a pacemaker or a family history of heart problems, or if you have an upcoming surgery and the specialist requests that you have one.
If you have questions about what Dr. Lentzou can do for you as your primary care physician, call or go online to make your appointment today.