In general, the focus of a preventative visit is to make sure you are up to date with health screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies, screening blood tests and immunizations. It is also a time to discuss healthy lifestyle habits. Vital signs like heart rate, blood pressure, height and weight are recorded, however a physical exam may be included depending on your health care needs.
Daily habits can contribute to the likelihood of developing chronic health issues over time. Lifestyle modification counseling is a key component of our patient work, including counseling on weight goals, nutrition planning and exercise guidelines.
Heart health in women has finally been acknowledged as a significant health concern. Our team is skilled in heart disease risk assessments and screenings including evaluation of cholesterol and blood sugar levels, body mass index and waist circumference. We evaluate your family history and lifestyle habits and help you establish a cardiac risk reduction plan.
Electrocardiogram (EKG) may be used to further assess your heart disease risks, and are commonly used to evaluate chest pain, palpitations and as part of a pre-operative risk evaluation.
In each phase of our life our health needs change, and so do the preventative health screenings we need. We advise patients on necessary age-specific health screenings and provide counsel for appropriate actions based on the results. Wondering when is your best time for a bone density test, a specific blood panel or immunization? We can advise you.
The best protection is early detection. Cancer prevention screening is a critical part of patient care. Early detection helps a medical team battle cancer early to increase patient success rates. If cancer is detected, our team will help navigate physician referrals, oncology care and more – and be with you along the way.
Time to quit? Struggling with how to quit? Smoking cessation is a key step to living a healthy lifestyle, and can be one of the most difficult for some patients. We counsel patients and provide the tools to help you achieve this milestone goal. Don’t let smoking define your life or steal your health – we can help!
Immunizations aren’t just for children – they are part of a woman’s ongoing wellness and health care. To learn more about immunizations, visit these links:
Age-related memory issues are a reality, some of which can be prevented or their likelihood reduced. Our team administers memory/cognitive assessments for patients to help with early detection and treatment.