Preventative Medicine

AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Woodbridge

Primary Care Physicians located in Woodbridge, VA

 

Waiting until illness strikes before taking action is a contrary way to manage your health; it’s far better to prevent yourself from becoming sick in the first place. Ezra Morgan, MD, and Graham Dondlinger, MD, of AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Woodbridge, are experienced physicians leading a team of health professionals who are experts in guiding and supporting their patients using preventive medicine techniques. Call the Woodbridge, Virginia, clinic today to find out more, or book an appointment using the online tool.

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What is preventive medicine?

The basis of preventive medicine is the principle that it’s better to keep people healthy and help them protect themselves from disease than to wait until they’re already ill before taking action. The preventive medicine approach makes a lot of sense, and to some extent, health care professionals have always practiced preventive medicine.

What’s now clear is that many of the health problems that dominate people’s lives are due at least, in part, if not completely, to entirely preventable causes that preventive medicine can play a major part in improving the health of millions of Americans every year.

By taking a preventive health approach to their patients’ care, the team at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Woodbridge safeguard you and your loved ones’ health to the greatest possible extent.

What does preventive medicine mean for me?

Preventive medicine uses the power of healthy living to keep you from developing diseases such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Stroke
  • Some forms of cancer
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Gout
  • Gallstones
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Sleep apnea

Just by keeping your blood pressure at a healthy level, watching your weight, and eating a nutritious diet, you can avoid many serious conditions that could significantly reduce your quality of life and, in many cases, cause early death. You can also relieve the severity of pain and other symptoms of conditions such as arthritis, varicose veins, and plantar fasciitis by losing weight and taking regular exercise.

How do medical professionals practice preventive medicine?

Your provider at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Woodbridge can help you lead a healthier lifestyle and prevent many of the causes of ill health by:

  • Supporting you with weight loss programs
  • Providing nutrition advice
  • Advising you on a suitable exercise program
  • Monitoring your blood pressure
  • Carrying out diabetes screening checks
  • Helping you find ways to reduce stress
  • Helping you to quit smoking
  • Helping you to reduce your alcohol intake

By following these fundamental principles of preventive medicine, your provider is ensuring you follow a healthy and sustainable route to a better life.

Preventive medicine is known to be the most effective way of staying healthy and enjoying a long, rewarding life without the misery of preventable disease. Call AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Woodbridge today to find out more, or book an appointment online.