Preventive Care Specialist

Grace Family Health

Family Medicine & Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology located in Murrieta, CA & Menifee, CA

Beyond treating the current aches, pains, and chronic medical issues of you and your family, the staff at Grace Family Health in Murrieta, Temecula, and Menifee, California, helps keep you healthy when you seem symptom-free. Through the use of preventive care and regular check-ups, the caring providers at Grace Family Health help keep you a step ahead of medical issues. Call or make an appointment online today.

Preventive Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care with the staff at Grace Family Health allows them to evaluate your health even when you appear healthy. 

Receiving an annual or bi-annual exam from your physician helps ensure the detection of early warning signs of serious problems. Preventive care also enables you to receive early diagnosis and treatment, so you avoid more severe health problems. 

What tests does preventive care include?

Preventive care services at Grace Family Health includes updating your immunizations, a physical exam, lab work, and X-rays. To determine what tests and screenings you should undergo, your provider takes into account a variety of factors, including:

  • Your age 
  • Gender
  • Family medical history
  • Personal health history 
  • Current health conditions

These tests include:

  • Blood pressure checks
  • Blood draws to check your sugar, cholesterol, and HIV status
  • Sexually transmitted disease screening for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis
  • Depression screening
  • Colon cancer screenings
  • Osteoporosis screening
  • Female wellness including mammogram and Pap smear

Additionally, preventive care includes discussions on the topics of:

  • Alcohol use and safe drinking
  • Tips to help you quit smoking
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise
  • Current medication and supplement routine

Why is preventive care essential?

Close to half of the people in the United States have a chronic illness, and 70% of deaths get attributed to preventable, chronic diseases. Moreover, routine cardiovascular exams save thousands annually, and vaccines help protect nearly 50,000 children each year. 

When they first appear, many serious health issues, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease, show no symptoms. Therefore, the only way to determine if there is a problem is through routine screenings and preventive care.

Preventive care with the providers at Grace Family Health also enables you to learn how to recognize abnormal body changes and gives them the chance to offer advice on how to get and stay at optimum health.

If you don’t get sick often, preventive care serves to maintain a relationship with the staff at Grace Family Health for those times you find yourself under the weather and in need of medical care.

To get preventive care and help increase significantly the life expectancy of you and your family, call or make an appointment online today at Grace Family Health in Murrieta, Temecula, and Menifee, California.