You frequently hear about preventive medicine, but what does it involve?
The goal of preventive medicine is to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being and to prevent disease, disability, and death.
Did you know that 50 percent of adults have one or more chronic health conditions? And that seven of the top ten causes of death in 2010 were chronic diseases? Regular check-ups with your PCP help prevent chronic diseases!
Frequent health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They can also increase your chances for treatment and cure.
Factors like your age, health, family history, and lifestyle choices such as what you eat, how active you are, whether you smoke, and other important factors impact what and how often you need healthcare.
By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life.
Super: Steven Ramos, M.D.
• Preventive Medicine