Preventive Care Specialist
Danvers Family Doctors, P.C.
Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice
located in Danvers, MA
Preventive Care Q & A
What Does It Include?
A wide range of healthcare services are included in preventive care, such as annual physical exams, health counseling, and screenings. The way doctors used to practice medicine is different now when they take a preventative approach to healthcare. Preventive care is a proactive strategy for avoiding health issues before they occur rather than treating them after they occur.
Why are yearly physical examinations so crucial to preventative care?
Regardless of their level of health, patients can keep in touch with their healthcare providers through annual physical exams. The healthcare provider carefully evaluates the patient as a whole during the annual physical exam and records any changes since the last one. A disease or illness in its early stages may be identified by changes. When a problem is found early, it can be treated before it gets any worse. Additionally, annual physical examinations are an essential component of preventive care because this is the time when patients request preventative measures like flu shots.
What kinds of preventative care are covered by insurance?
It varies from insurer to insurer. Tests for cholesterol and blood pressure are covered by many insurance companies. Numerous insurance companies also cover screenings for colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer. Insurance may cover vaccinations, particularly for infants and young children.
How does counseling fit into plans for preventive care?
At Danvers Family Doctors, P.C., counseling is tailored to each patient. Because Dr. B. and his staff get to know each patient well, they are able to provide individualized recommendations for improving health, such as plans for weight loss and exercise, plans for taking vitamins and supplements, and a lot more. The goal of preventive care is to help patients achieve optimal health and avoid illnesses that could have been avoided. With the assistance of thoughtful care plans and dedicated healthcare providers, some of the serious diseases that people suffer from today can largely be avoided.