Preventive care includes everything you do to avoid ill health, from immunizations and screenings to improving your lifestyle. At offices in Amherst and Buffalo, New York, Frances Ilozue, MD, MPH, and the Rapha Family Medicine, PC team, provide comprehensive wellness and preventive care services that optimize your well-being. To find out how you can benefit from their approach, call Rapha Family Medicine, PC, or book an appointment online today.
Wellness concerns the overall state of your physical and mental health. When you’re well, you feel happy, full of energy, sharp-minded, and ready to face each day’s challenges. Low wellness levels make you feel miserable, tired, and stressed.
Preventive care aims to stop you from suffering health problems that affect your wellness. You don’t get sick so often, and you feel fitter and stronger. Rapha Family Medicine, PC promotes preventive care to improve its patients’ health and wellness.
Some of the preventive care services available at Rapha Family Medicine, PC include:
Physical exams involve reviewing your current health, starting with essential functions like your heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, reflexes, and lung and heart sounds. Depending on your individual needs, you might undergo various other tests to detect disease and diminished wellness, so you can get prompt, effective treatment.
Screening looks for the earliest signs of disorders like dementia, mental health conditions, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and other serious illnesses. Screening might involve having a physical exam, like checking your prostate gland or breasts for lumps. Blood and cell samples are also common ways of screening for disease.
Tests measuring cholesterol and glucose levels in your blood and a simple blood pressure measurement are among the most effective kinds of preventive care. They help you avoid potentially life-threatening strokes, heart attacks, kidney failure, sight loss, and many other devastating problems.
Immunizations protect you from lethal diseases such as tetanus and smallpox, as well as common conditions like seasonal flu and COVID-19. The vaccines your Rapha Family Medicine, PC provider uses introduce harmless substances into your body that activate your immune system. When you encounter that specific disease in the future, your immune system can protect you.
Your role in wellness and preventive care is part of a partnership with your Rapha Family Medicine, PC provider. First, ensure you attend your routine exams and screenings and keep up-to-date with your immunizations. Second, consider ways to improve your health by changing your lifestyle.
Many of the most common diseases affecting people across the United States are caused by (or worsened by) a poor diet, carrying excess body weight, unmanaged stress, not exercising enough, and unhealthy habits like smoking. The most effective way of preventing these issues from affecting your wellness is to:
The Rapha Family Medicine, PC team can help you with these issues. They provide reliable, up-to-date information, ongoing treatment and support, and services that help you optimize your wellness.
For expert wellness and preventive care, call Rapha Family Medicine, PC, or book an appointment online today.