Preventative Medicine Specialists
Access Wellness Healthcare
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease account for 7 of every 10 deaths among Americans each year. With early detection, many chronic illnesses can be prevented or treated successfully. At Access Wellness, Dr. Binh Dang, MD, & Jay Williamson PA, and the caring team provide comprehensive health screenings, immunizations, and other monitoring to ensure you and your family maintain your health and vitality. We are available to assist you and want to see you live your best life possible, reach out today to speak with us about an appointment.
Q & A Preventative Medicine
What is Preventive Medicine?
Preventive medicine focuses on both prevention and the early detection of health conditions. Performing health screenings, physical exams, and providing solutions for your overall success can prevent pre-existing situations from getting out of hand.
It also includes monitoring and symptom treatments, such as immunizations and other actions that prevent illness. Having a healthy lifestyle such as exercise and a nutritional balance is also an integral part of preventive care.
Who needs Preventive Medical care?
Humans of all ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds benefit from preventive medicine. Preventive care is meant for all patients, while other recommendations are designed to address specific concerns of men, women, children, or the elderly. Everyone is unique and we take a proactive approach to healthcare.
Regular visits allow us to identify new health problems, monitor existing conditions, or follow-up on past concerns, as well as gives us feedback on what is working and what needs to be altered for a better quality of life. Routine appointments are also a good time for you to ask questions and discuss any new symptoms with your practitioner.
Conditions such as Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, and many other chronic conditions can be prevented, and when detected early, these conditions can typically be treated successfully.
What is involved in preventive medicine?
The team is trained and equipped to offer the following preventive medicine services:
- Annual physicals
- Blood Tests
- Blood Pressure Screenings
- Cancer Screenings
- Cholesterol Screenings
- Diabetes Screenings
- Men’s Wellness Exams
- STD Screenings
- Well-child exams
- Women Wellness Exams
Your provider determines how often you need to have health screenings based on your age, your health history, and other individual risk factors.
What preventive care actions can I take on my own?
During your visit, we will also provide information about lifestyle choices that promote overall wellness and prevent disease and injury for you and your family. Steps you can take to avoid health complications & have a healthier lifestyle include:
- Eat a nutritious diet
- Get plenty of exercise
- Limit alcohol use
- Lose weight if you’re overweight or obese
- Quit smoking
A major problem facing our population is mental health conditions, like depression, anxiety, opioid addiction, or substance abuse disorder, and these conditions are associated with a variety of medical conditions. We have numerous skills and resources available to assist you on your journey.
For more information on how to become active in your preventative medicine or to schedule a wellness exam, immunizations, or health screenings, call us today or request an appointment online.
Access Wellness Healthcare
2209 Coffee Road, Suite I
Modesto, CA 95355