Preventative medicine focuses on proactively maintaining and improving health to prevent the onset of diseases and conditions. By emphasizing regular check-ups, screenings, vaccinations, and lifestyle adjustments, it helps detect and address health issues at an early stage, often before symptoms appear. This approach can significantly reduce the risk of developing serious illnesses, enhance overall well-being, and ultimately lower your healthcare costs. Preventative medicine empowers individuals to take control of their health, leading to a longer, healthier, and more fulfilling life.
How does preventative care work?
When you come into TKI, we may offer preventative health care as part of your overall wellness checkup or annual physical. If your vital statistics or diagnostic tests indicate a potential health issue, your TKI provider can recommend a preventative care regimen. For example, if you have hypertension, we may recommend regular exercise and a lower sodium, lower carb diet as well as medications designed to lower blood pressure.
What measures can be taken in preventative medicine?
There are multiple measures that can be taken in preventative medicine. More common measures, that you may be taking already, including:
- Immunizations and vaccinations
- Allergy testing
- Exercise regimen or meal plan to prevent obesity
- Cancer screenings
What are the benefits?
Preventative medicine helps keep you healthy and able to receive prompt treatment for a condition when necessary. Many screenings and tests can catch a disease before it starts, and taking treatment in its early stages can result in a better outcome or quicker recovery. Preventative care can also reduce medical expenses by lowering the long-term cost of managing conditions.
What conditions would I be able to prevent?
Preventative medicine encompasses a wide range of conditions, and specific preventative measures may protect against specific diseases. The top preventable diseases include heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and infections in which there is a vaccination offered.
At this time, TKI is not accepting new medical patients. To find out how we can assist you, please call 8-555-DRKAGA.