Everyone would agree that if they could avoid getting sick, they would. But we often don’t think about going to the doctor when we’re healthy. The best way to prevent diseases from affecting your health is to visit your general practitioner for preventive health care.
What Is Preventive Healthcare?
Also referred to as preventive medicine, the purpose of these medical services is to take proper measures to ensure that a patient remains free of the physical and mental disorders that can be brought on by genetics, environmental factors, and lifestyle.
Millions of people die from illnesses that could have been prevented, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Our goal is to help you arm yourself with both knowledge and quality medical care, even while you’re healthy, to prevent these illnesses from developing.
What Can I Do?
People of all ages can prevent certain disorders by coming in for regular checkups with their internists. Even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms and feel perfectly fine, these routine visits can screen for potential issues. We’ll make sure you are up to date on your immunizations and help to alter your lifestyle and habits to improve your quality of life.
Many conditions, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, can be “silent killers.” Often, patients only discover that they have these conditions by coming in for a standard wellness visit.
Your healthcare provider will tell you how often you should visit for check-ups. This may vary, particularly if you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic disorder. While adopting good habits can reduce your chances of contracting certain illnesses, your general practitioner is also here to make sure that you remain as healthy as possible!
Schedule Your Consultation
When it comes to your long term health and wellness, you deserve care that addresses root causes rather than symptoms. Dr. Hoffman and the team are ready to create a personalized plan to help you reach your goals. Schedule a consultation today and learn what personalized, integrative medical care can do for you.