African american primary care physician doctor serving patients in the New York City (NYC) area zipcode 10014

Primary Care Physician & Internal Medicine Doctor Services

What is a primary care physician?

A primary care physician, or PCP, is a physician/medical doctor who provides both the first contact for a person with an undiagnosed health concern as well as continuing care of varied medical conditions, not limited by cause, organ system, or diagnosis.

What is an internal medicine doctor?

An internal medicine doctor, aka an internist, focuses on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. Internal medicine doctor training ranges from at least three of their seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training are dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults. Internal medicine doctors are sometimes referred to as the "doctor's doctor", because they are often called upon to act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems. Do not mistake mistake an internal medicine doctor with an "interns", who are doctors in their first year of residency training.

What are Dr. Coupet's qualification as a primary care physician and internal medicine doctor?

To become primary care physician and internal medicine doctor, Dr. Coupet completed medical school and then undertook postgraduate training in primary care physicians program, in the field of internal medicine, at St. Vincent's hospital. To learn more about Dr. Coupet's edcuation and background as a primare care physician and internal medicine doctor, click here.

What services does Dr. Coupet provide as my primary care physician and/or internal medicine doctor?

As your primary care physician and/or internal medicine doctor, I peform basic diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of common illnesses and medical conditions. I collect information on your present symptoms, prior medical history and other health details, followed by a physical examination. I provide long-term management of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, and acts on your behalf (as her patient) to collaborate with referral specialists, coordinate the care given by varied organizations such as hospitals or rehabilitation clinics.

My private practice is equipped to take care of basic diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of common illnesses and medical conditions. Services such as lab tests and electrocardiograms are provided onsite. More complex diagnostic procedures are usually obtained by referral to specialists.

After collecting data, I arrive at a differential diagnosis and, with your participation, formulates a plan including (if appropriate) medication, therapy, diet or life-style changes, patient education, and follow up results of treatment. I also counsel and educate my patients on safe health behaviors, self-care skills and treatment options, and provide screening tests and immunizations.

Review the list of common illnesses, skin conditions, and wellness and prevention below. If you have a question or have a symptom that is not on the list, please call my office at (212) 931-5185 or schedule an online appointment to discuss your symptoms.

Common Illnesses

- General Check-Up
- Flu
- Mononucleosis
- Bronchitis/Pneumonia
- Pink Eye/Styes
- Conjunctivitis
- Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea
- Upset Stomach
- Sore Throat
- Strep Throat
- Sinus Infection
- Sinusitis
- STD testing
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Bladder Infection
- Ear Infection
- Ear Ache
- Ear Blockage
- Cough
- Fever
- Asthma
- Food Poisoning
- Seasonal Allergies
- Allergic Reaction
- Headache and Migraine
- Nasal Congestion
- Back Pain
- Back Sprains
- Joint Pain
- Pregnancy Testing

Skin Conditions

- Athlete Foot
- Minor Skin Infection
- Cold Sores
- Cuts and Bruises
- Shingles Treatment
- Tick Bites
- Skin Rashes
- Acne

Wellness and Prevention

- Physical Exam
- Pre-surgical Clearance
- Diabetes Screening
- High Blood Pressure Screening
- Cholesterol Screening
- Drug Screening
- Smoking Cessation
- Vaccines

Disclaimer: All material provided on this website is for informative purposes only.  If you need specific medical advice, please schedule an online appointment with Dr. Nadege M. Coupet, M.D. or call Dr. Coupet's office at (212) 931-5185.

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