wellness exams/preventive care
What is preventive care?
Preventive care focuses on preventing illnesses, injuries or medical conditions before they happen.
Preventive care, also known as preventive medicine, includes age and gender appropriate lifestyle changes, vaccinations, screening tests, and other measures.
Your doctor will help you identify major health risk factors (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and so on) and work with you to bring them under control.
Quality of life
The goal is to keep you healthy. You will enjoy a better quality of life, while reducing your potential health care costs.
Doctors usually practice preventive care at the individual level proactively using examinations, screenings and other tools to address your individual health needs.
Preventive care programs targeting health concerns such as tobacco use, drug abuse and vaccinations (flu, for instance) address health concerns of the whole population.
The old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” describes how preventive care benefits you and the entire health care system.
Preventive medicine offers better outcomes for most patients and lower health care expenses.
While the focus of preventive care is to keep you healthy, it also extends to people with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer and others.
For these people, preventive care is about managing symptoms, complications and improving your quality of life.
Preventive care is the most important step you can take to manage your health, because many of the top risk factors leading to illness and premature death are preventable.