Preventive Care

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Family Medical Center

Family Medicine located in Orlando, FL

Catching disease early and ensuring you're in good health can make a big difference in taking care of your body. By offering patients preventive care in Orlando, Florida, the team at Family Medical Center helps people protect their long-term health. To learn more about how you can be proactive about staying healthy with preventive care, call Family Medical Center or book your visit online today.

Preventive Care Q&A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care is a medical specialty that focuses on keeping you healthy. While you most likely closely associate going to the doctor with being sick, the whole purpose of preventive medicine is (as the name implies) to prevent you from getting sick in the first place. 

When you choose to work with a doctor who specializes in preventive medicine, you get a partner who works with you to keep your body healthy. This doesn’t just mean avoiding the flu and colds, either. 

Preventive medicine focuses on protecting you against serious health conditions, especially chronic issues that could potentially impact you for the rest of your life. Some of the conditions preventive care at Family Medical Center can help you avoid include:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease

With a personalized preventive care program, you can take steps to prevent a wide range of the most common health conditions. 

What does preventive care involve?

At Family Medical Center, your preventive medicine is tailored to you. Your provider takes the time to talk with you about your health goals, the way your body feels, and your lifestyle. 

Knowing how much you sleep and exercise, what you eat, and some other facts about what your body experiences throughout your average day helps them best tailor preventive care to you. 

Similarly, they ask about your family’s health history. If you have a genetic predisposition toward any condition, your preventive medicine plan will include regular screenings for that condition. Catching these types of health challenges in their earliest phases makes them easiest to treat. 

From there, your provider builds a personalized preventive health plan for you. This includes annual wellness exams and immunizations, which allow you to avoid various health challenges. 

It might also include lifestyle changes to support your long-term health or other treatments that keep your body strong and balanced.

Who should get preventive care?

Anyone who wants to stay healthy should consider preventive care. And it isn’t just for adults, either. Starting your children with preventive care early sets them up for a lifetime of healthy living.

To get started on protecting your health, call Family Medical Center or book an appointment online today.