Preventive medicine can significantly lower your risk of developing health problems. By catching potentially serious issues, like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, early on, they’re easier to manage and treat. At Health Solutions in Tinley Park, Rockford, and Olympia Fields, Illinois, and Munster, Indiana, the team of board-certified family medicine specialists provides preventive medicine services to patients of all ages. To schedule your appointment, call the office nearest you or book online today.
The term preventive medicine refers to health care services that help you avoid disease. Many serious health problems, including heart disease and diabetes, present few symptoms, if any, early on. This means you could be at risk and not even realize it.
Preventive medicine works to detect these and other issues early when they’re most responsive to treatment. It can also provide you with tips and insights you can use to improve your health, energy levels, and vitality.
At Health Solutions, the team of board-certified family medicine specialists offers a variety of preventive medicine services for children, adults, and geriatrics, including:
An annual exam or annual physical is an appointment used to check in on your overall health and well-being. During an annual exam, your Health Solutions doctor conducts a physical and neurological exam, checks your vital signs, and asks you about your lifestyle and any unusual symptoms you’re experiencing. If necessary, you can also update your immunizations and refill any necessary prescriptions.
As you get older, you’re more likely to experience cancer, heart disease, and other more serious health problems. Screenings detect serious issues before they get out of hand. The team at Health Solutions offers preventive screenings for men, women, and children, including Pap tests, prostate exams, and mammograms.
Immunizations, or vaccinations, protect you from infectious diseases like the mumps, measles, the annual flu, pneumonia, and chickenpox. A vaccination exposes your immune system to safe amounts of a particular disease, which encourages the production of antibodies. If you’re unsure about what immunizations you need, the team at Health Solutions can help.
Routine laboratory tests like complete blood counts (CBC), urinalysis, and stool samples provide important information about your physical health, including cholesterol levels, triglycerides, glucose levels, and hormone production. The laboratory tests you need depend on your age and health history.
Preventive medicine benefits those who want to live a healthy, active lifestyle. By visiting the doctor at least once each year, and undergoing regular screenings, you can stay on top of potentially life-threatening problems.
Preventive medicine can also monitor your health goals over time. If you want to lose weight, eat healthier, or get better sleep, preventive medicine can assist with these efforts.
To schedule a preventive medicine appointment at Health Solutions, call the office nearest you or book online today.