Preventive Medicine Specialist

Preventive Medicine Specialist

Preventive Medicine services offered in Farmington, NM, Durango, Cortez and Pagosa Springs, CO and Blanding and Monticello, UT

A preventive medicine focus gives you protection against chronic disease and boosts your overall well-being. At Innovation Medical Group Southwest Territory, the primary care specialists offer services like annual physicals, vaccines, pediatric care, cancer screenings, and lab testing to support your long-term health. Call today to schedule a preventive medicine appointment or book online at either the Farmington, New Mexico, or Durango, Colorado, office.

Preventive Medicine Q & A

What is preventive medicine?

The preventive medicine focus at Innovation Medical Group Southwest Territory is to prevent untimely or unnecessary disease, disability, and death. Preventive medicine services promote your optimal well-being.

What are preventive medicine services?

Preventive medicine services help you maintain good health or improve your current health. Preventive medicine focuses on stopping symptoms and disease from starting in the first place. It’s not about symptom control. 

Preventive medicine focuses on wellness examinations and screening tests. Wellness exams are available for patients of all ages and take into account your family history and personal health history. 

Preventive screenings like Pap smears and cholesterol blood tests can detect problems before they escalate and cause serious complications. It’s far easier to treat disease in its earliest stages.

You benefit from the following preventive medicine services:

  • Cancer screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Annual wellness visits
  • Women-specific screenings and exams
  • Hormone analysis

Laboratory testing offered on-site at Innovation Medical Group Southwest Territory make preventive screenings convenient and hassle-free. If you do have a chronic disease, preventive medicine services help you manage them and minimize their impact on your long-term health.

How do I benefit from preventive medicine care?

Everyone benefits from preventive care, but it should be a special focus of patients with a family or personal history of specific conditions, like heart disease, hypertension, or arthritis. If you have controllable risk factors for disease, like obesity or substance use, you also gain a lot of benefit. 

Your Innovation Medical Group Southwest Territory provider makes recommendations for making the necessary lifestyle adjustments to reduce your risk and avoid disease. He may give you dietary advice and exercise guidance. You’ll receive support to quit smoking or curb excessive alcohol use. 

How is preventive medicine provided?

Your preventive care is personalized to your personal health history, age, and health concerns. Not everyone needs the same preventive medicine services.

Preventive medicine includes regular physicals and health evaluations. At these visits, you receive a comprehensive physical exam and recommendations for lab testing and screenings. 

Your Innovation Medical Group Southwest Territory provider also coordinates care with any specialists you see, so you get the most coordinated approach to your health possible. 

Call Innovation Medical Group Southwest Territory today to schedule your preventive medicine visit or book online.