4 Questions to Ask About Preventive Care
The point of preventive care is to check for, prevent, and address any health issues or complications that could become serious. Learn about preventive care here at the office of Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui MD. For more information, contact us today or schedule an appointment online! We are conveniently located at 1150 Lee Blvd. #4 Lehigh Acres, FL 33936.
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To stay as healthy as possible, you need regular physical evaluations, regular vaccinations, and other preventive care services. We provide preventive care here at the office of Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui MD, and we’re capable of keeping you healthy throughout your lifetime. We can see anyone in your family too or even your entire family. Contact us or keep reading to learn more about preventive care with us and how we can help you at our clinic.
Preventive care (or preventative care) is about preventing health issues and complications. This includes preventing injuries like sprains, illnesses like viruses, chronic conditions like diabetes, and complications from chronic conditions. The long-term goal of preventive care is to maintain a patient’s health. Preventive care can also maintain the health of families and communities.
Preventive care is fundamental to a person’s health, especially if the person is at risk for certain health issues or complications. You’ll definitely want preventive care for yourself and your loved ones.
Preventive care includes any services that can help prevent health issues or complications. For example, physical exams are preventive care because they help screen for, detect, and prevent many health issues or complications like diabetes and diabetes-related complications. Here at the office of Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui MD, our preventive care services include:
• Chronic condition management services, like arthritis management services and diabetes management
• Medication management services
• Bone density tests and many other tests
• Asthma care
• Advice for individuals and their families
• Symptom management like pain management
• Referrals to see specialists for specialized preventive care services
• Physical evaluations and well-woman exams
• And more
The services we’ve mentioned can be provided in preventive care visits at a primary care clinic like ours. A preventive care visit is a kind of routine checkup, and the point of the visit is to check for, prevent, and address any health issues or complications that could become serious. Typically, these visits are really simple for patients.
In a preventive care visit, typically, a physician will start with an examination of a patient. This exam could be a complete physical examination or something similar. Also, the physician may ask about the patient’s lifestyle habits, vaccination status, etc., and check the patient’s blood pressure, weight, and more. If the patient is at risk for a health issue, the physician may also recommend the patient get tested for the issue. For example, if the patient is overweight, the physician might recommend diabetes testing. There may be other things included in your preventive care visit.
During a preventive care visit, you’ll have the opportunity to bring up any health concerns or questions with the physician. You can also bring up any family-related health matters. We’d be happy to discuss such matters with you here at the office of Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui MD.
You can get preventive care right here at the office of Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui MD. We can provide any of the services we’ve mentioned, and we can see anyone in your family, including your children or elderly parents. We’d be very happy to provide your entire family with preventive care throughout your lifetimes.
Contact us today if you need any of our services here at the office of Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui MD. We look forward to hearing from you! We serve patients from Fort Myers FL, Lehigh Acres FL, Gateway FL, Alva FL, Buckingham FL, Tice FL, Villas FL, Cape Coral FL, Matlacha FL, and Suncoast Estates FL.