Preventive medicine and Well Care visits
Preventive medicine should be a primary focus in ensuring your good health and preventing disease and illness, thereby promoting good general physical health and well being.
Why wait until you are sick or not feeling well to see your doctor?
The best way to ensure good health is to see your doctor regularly, a well care visit also known as preventive medicine. When consulting with your family doctor, you should be aware of the preventive medicine visits he recommends and how often, usually a doctor would like to see you at least once a year for a “Check-up” but to schedule an appointment every 6 months is highly recommended.
Different stress factors in our lives can make a huge difference in our overall health and well being, a slight change in our lives can trigger all types of symptoms, a quick visit to your family doctor can detect a slight rise in blood pressure may be cause for the sudden head ache, perhaps a little iron is needed for that fatigue, Let your Family Doctor be your compass when it comes to the direction of your health and well being.
Preventive Medicine or well care is practiced by all Doctors and Physicians to keep their patients healthy. Preventive Medicine focuses on the health of individuals; its goal is to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being and to prevent disease, disability and in some cases death.
A Doctor or Physician who has a focus on Preventive medicine visits wants to promote health and prevent disease, this Doctor has a total commitment on managing the health of his patients.
Preventive Medicine for Children
Children should also have preventive medicine or well care visits, during these ‘Well-Care’ visits your doctor will thoroughly check your child’s general physical condition, check, monitor & evaluate to see if they are growing & developing within their normal age levels.
Aside from height, weight, BMI index and their vital signs, your Doctor should also check their vision & hearing acuity. This will not only ensure the well being and health of your child but will also give your Doctor the opportunity to pay very close attention and track your Child’s physical & mental developmental milestones.
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