Primary Care

Ida Tetro, MD, DO -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine

112 GVR Medical P.C.

Ida Tetro, MD, DO

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Board-Certified Primary Care Physician located in Forest Hills, NY

For regular maintenance of your overall health, primary care physician Ida Tetro, MD, DO, provides excellent primary care services to adolescents and adults ages 17 and older to residents of Forest Hills in the borough of Queens, New York. At 112 GVR Medical P.C., Dr. Tetro helps prevent health problems before they start with routine exams and screening tests. For comprehensive primary care, call Dr. Tetro or book an appointment online.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care emphasizes healthy lifestyle choices that help to prevent disease and disability and prolong your life. As a primary care physician, Dr. Tetro is a specialist in preventive medicine and committed to helping you achieve optimal health.

Dr. Tetro encourages you to take advantage of her preventive primary care services, such as annual check-ups, blood tests and health screenings. She can also keep you updated on all your immunizations.

Why are routine visits with your primary care physician important?

Even if you feel healthy, regular exams with your primary care physician can increase your chances of fighting disease and living a longer, happier life. By visiting Dr. Tetro for annual check-ups, you establish a strong doctor-patient relationship that allows her to understand the care you need.

Regular checkups also provide Dr. Tetro with a record of information that can make it easier to notice any changes in your physical appearance, vital signs, or behavior that may signal an underlying problem.

Early detection is key to overcoming many potentially dangerous health problems. Depending on your age and risk factors, Dr. Tetro may suggest certain health screenings or preventive primary care services, such as:

  • Blood pressure measurements
  • Allergy tests
  • Cholesterol level checks
  • Blood sugar tests
  • Counseling on weight loss

Dr. Tetro can help manage any chronic conditions you might have, or identify if you’re at risk for developing one.

What happens during a primary care visit?

First, Dr. Tetro performs a comprehensive physical exam and thoroughly reviews your medical history. She may ask questions about your lifestyle habits, such as cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, and exercise.

She measures your height and weight to make sure your body mass index (BMI) is within a healthy range. If not, she may advise you on options for weight loss.

Then, she checks your vital signs, including:

  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Temperature
  • Respiration rate

Routine visits with Dr. Tetro will ensure she’s up to date on your health. If you have specific concerns, or are displaying abnormal symptoms and suspect you may be sick, Dr. Tetro can make an informed diagnosis and plan of treatment. 

If you’re looking for a primary care physician committed to preventive medicine, call Dr. Tetro or book an appointment online today.