Primary Care

Rimma Gelbert, DO

Board Certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Rimma Gelbert of Brooklyn, New York, is an ideal choice for your primary care physician. From her private practice, Rimma Gelbert Medical PC, she offers preventive and curative care across a wide range of adult health issues and will head up your team of healthcare professionals to give you the best care possible. To coordinate your health care plan, call or book your appointment online with Dr. Gelbert today.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

As a primary care physician, Dr. Gelbert is most concerned with providing you with all the resources you need to both prevent and cure both short-term and long-term health concerns.

Primary care is your first stop for creating a life-long health care plan. While often your first interaction with a primary care physician may be due to a health crisis, you can depend on them long after that issue is resolved.

The focus of primary care is disease prevention, health monitoring, health maintenance, counseling, as well as diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up for short- and long-term health conditions.

Dr. Gelbert also coordinates your health care team, if you have certain medical needs which require a specialist.  

What are some primary care preventive services?

As a patient of Dr. Gelbert, there are many screenings and tests available to help support strong health and to prevent health care issues. Some of these services include:

  • Annual physicals
  • Flu/pneumonia/shingles vaccines
  • Routine blood work (cholesterol checks)
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Cardiology screening (including EKG)
  • Cancer screenings (colon, prostate, breast, cervical, and testicular)
  • Vision/hearing screening
  • Prostate/colorectal exams
  • Pregnancy test
  • Urinary tract infection detection

What services are available for diagnosis with primary care?

Dr. Gelbert specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care of conditions of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, neurological, and gastrointestinal body systems.

Some of the diagnostic services available for identifying conditions of these systems include:

  • Specialized blood work
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Bone density scan
  • Aortic screening
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Ankle-brachial index
  • Muscle/bone manipulation
  • Continuous blood sugar monitoring
  • Diabetic complication monitoring
  • 24-hour blood pressure and heart monitoring

Quality healthcare often requires that your medical team be expanded to include specialists in other fields of medicine. If that’s needed, Dr. Gelbert will act as the coordinator of your team.

As your primary care physician, she will make it her priority to oversee every level of care you receive. Doing so ensures that each step of your care is integrated, providing the best possible overall specialized health care plan for you.

To start your consultation with Dr. Rimma Gelbert and to create a long-term health care plan that works for you, call or book your appointment online today.