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Internal Medicine Specialist

Ithaca Primary Care

Primary Care Practice & Behavioral Health located in Ithaca, NY

Finding a doctor you trust with the expertise to diagnose and treat a variety of health conditions can be challenging. At Ithaca Primary Care, Dr. Radomir D. Stevanovic is a devoted internal medicine physician and hypertension specialist. If you’re looking for primary care or behavioral health services, call the Ithaca, New York, office or schedule an appointment online today.

Internal Medicine Q&A

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine is a healthcare specialty dedicated to caring for adults. Their extensive training focuses on diagnosing and treating illness, as well as promoting good health and disease prevention. No matter how rare or complex your condition may be, a doctor trained in internal medicine is prepared to deal with it.

As an internal medicine physician, Dr. Stevanovic helps you manage chronic illnesses and health conditions such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma

Dr. Stevanovic also ensures you receive all your recommended health screenings based on your health, age, gender, and personal risks. These typically include screenings for sexually transmitted diseases, breast or cervical cancer, prostate cancer, or colon cancer.

What can I expect during a physical exam?

Your physical exam at Ithaca Primary Care is a valuable opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have about your overall health while building a trusting doctor-patient relationship with Dr. Stevanovic.

During your physical exam, Dr. Stevanovic evaluates your health by:

  • Listening for signs of dysfunction
  • Visually inspecting you for signs of ill health
  • Tapping on certain areas to identify potential issues
  • Palpating your body to feel for areas of concern

This physical inspection helps Dr. Stevanovic gather information that might require additional testing.

What is a Medicare wellness exam?

An annual Medicare wellness exam is a yearly appointment for people 65 years of age and older. This examination is a benefit for Medicare recipients, and a copayment isn’t required.

During your Medicare wellness exam, Dr. Stevanovic and his team record your personal and family medical history, discuss any changes in your health, and measure your vital signs, including your heart rate, blood pressure, and weight.

This examination also includes:

  • Immunizations
  • A simple vision test
  • Blood tests
  • Preventive screenings
  • Depression assessment
  • Tests for cognitive impairment
  • Body mass index (BMI) measurement

Dr. Stevanovic also works with you to identify and address any lifestyle changes you might make to improve your overall health, such as reducing stress, losing weight, or giving up smoking.

To partner with an internal medicine physician who has your whole-body health in mind, call Ithaca Primary Care or schedule an appointment online today.