Preventative Medicine Specialist

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Access Wellness Healthcare

Family Practice | Laser & Aesthetic Center located in Modesto, CA

Chronic disease, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, are responsible for 7 of every 10 deaths among Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. But many chronic illnesses can be prevented or treated successfully when detected early. At Access Wellness Healthcare, Binh Dang, MD, and the caring team provide comprehensive health screenings, immunizations, and other monitoring to ensure you and your family maintain your health and vitality. To schedule a wellness exam, health screening, vaccinations, or other preventive medical care, call the Modesto, California, office today, or request an appointment online.

Preventative Medicine Q & A

What is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine focuses on both prevention and the early detection of health conditions. Preventive medical services include health screenings, physical exams.

It also includes other types of monitoring, such as immunizations and other actions that prevent illness. Healthy habits and lifestyle choices are also an integral part of preventive care.

Who needs preventive medical care?

Patients of all ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds benefit from preventive medicine. Some types of preventive care are meant for all patients, while others are designed to address the specific concerns of men, women, children, or the elderly.

Regular preventive care visits allow your doctor to identify new health problems, monitor existing conditions, or follow-up on past concerns. Routine preventive care appointments are also a good time for you to ask questions and discuss any new symptoms with your provider.

Many common illnesses that can have severe complications, including death, are preventable. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and many other chronic conditions can be prevented, and when detected early, these conditions can almost always be treated successfully.

What is involved in preventive medicine?

The team of compassionate providers at Access Wellness Healthcare offers the following preventive medicine services:

  • Annual physicals
  • Well-child exams
  • Well-woman exams
  • Men’s wellness exams
  • Immunizations
  • Blood tests
  • Cholesterol screenings
  • Diabetes screenings
  • Cancer screenings
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • STD screenings

Your provider determines how often you need to have health screenings based on your age, your health history, and other individual risk factors.

What preventive care actions can I take on my own?

During your preventive care visit, your provider will also provide information about lifestyle choices that promote overall wellness and prevent disease and injury for you and your family. Some steps you can take to avoid health complications include:

  • Eat a nutritious diet
  • Get plenty of exercise
  • Lose weight if you’re overweight or obese
  • Quit smoking
  • Limit alcohol use

Mental health conditions, like depression, anxiety, opioid addiction, or substance abuse disorder, are associated with a variety of medical conditions. Seeking treatment for your mental health disorder is also an essential part of your preventive care.

To find out more about preventive medicine, or to schedule a wellness exam, immunizations, or health screenings, call Access Wellness Healthcare today, or request an appointment online.