Avoiding getting sick makes far more sense than suffering preventable pain and ill health. At offices in Hollywood, Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and Davie, Florida the Primary Medical Physicians, LLC team uses preventive care measures like annual physicals, immunizations, and support with lifestyle changes to keep you fit and well. Call your nearest Primary Medical Physicians, LLC office to learn more about the benefits of engaging with preventive care, or book a consultation online today.
Preventive care aims to help you avoid ill health by identifying and addressing risk factors for disease. This is a far better approach to safeguarding your well-being than waiting until an illness has caused significant or incurable damage.
Some of the most common health conditions, like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, cause no symptoms but can lead to potentially life-threatening heart attacks and strokes. In other cases, waiting until symptoms develop means you’re past the point where treatment is easy and effective.
For example, when started early through screening programs, colorectal cancer treatment has very high success rates. However, each year almost 52,000 Americans still die from the disease, often because they receive a diagnosis when the cancer is at an advanced stage.
With preventive care, you not only avoid permanent harm or early death, but also considerable pain, distress, expense, and inconvenience.
One of the main preventive care services Primary Medical Physicians, LLC offers is an annual physical exam. This is an opportunity for your provider to check all your primary health indicators, such as temperature, heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure. They also look for abnormalities like lumps, swollen tissues, and skin lesions.
Routine tests are also part of most physical exams to check for problems like high blood sugar (a symptom of diabetes), high blood pressure, hormone imbalances, and nutrient deficiencies. Screening procedures like Pap smears to test for cervical cancer and breast, pelvic, and prostate exams are vital for preventive care.
Primary Medical Physicians, LLC offers several additional preventive care services, including:
A strong contributor to health problems like cancer, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes is an unhealthy lifestyle. The Primary Medical Physicians, LLC team offers several services to help you lead a healthier life, including:
Managing your weight, eating a varied, balanced diet low in harmful fats, and exercising are crucial to preventing ill health.
Immunizations protect you from diseases like mumps, polio, tetanus, human papillomavirus (HPV, the leading cause of cervical cancer), hepatitis, and many other life-changing and deadly diseases. Many last a lifetime, but some, like flu and COVID-19, need periodic boosters.
To learn more about preventive care and its benefits, call Primary Medical Physicians, LLC today or book an appointment online.