Health resolutions are common New Year’s goals. For many of us, these resolutions are used to reduce disease symptoms and find healthier habits. We believe that the new year is also a great time to focus on disease prevention, which will stop unpleasant symptoms before they start. Read on to learn how your doctors can help you stay healthy in 2020.
The Importance of Preventative Care
Preventative care is important because it saves patients time and money on disease treatment while also allowing patients to develop relationships with their doctors. Regular medical exams allow your doctors to monitor your health over time, making it easier for them to detect small changes that might indicate the very early stages of a disease. These checkups also allow you to plan for your future health goals and get professional advice.
Types of Care to Consider
Most of us understand the importance of an annual doctor’s appointment, whether that’s a well-woman exam with an OB/GYN or a physical with an internist. Depending on your needs, you might consider other services as well, such as a diabetes screening, hearing and/or vision testing, or heart monitoring tests like EKGs. Regular lab work can help to monitor a wide variety of abnormalities and vaccines should also be regularly updated. Your doctor can help you choose the best preventative services for your specific needs.
Make an Appointment Today
Take charge of your health this year. To schedule a checkup with one of our doctors today, call PCP For Life at 281-968-4096.