Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Nowhere is this wise old saying more true than in health care. At Nguyen Medical Group in Boynton Beach, Florida, Thomas Nguyen MD, MS, Susan Nguyen-Mui, APRN, and the team use preventive health measures, including screenings and exams to track their patients’ health status on a regular basis, reducing their risk of illness and disability. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book a consultation online today.
Preventive health care is a branch of medicine that takes preemptive measures to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness before it negatively affects a patient’s quality of life.
Many serious health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease, present few symptoms in their early stages. Preventive health care works to pinpoint these and other issues early on when they’re most responsive to treatment.
At Nguyen Medical Group, the team offers a variety of preventive health services, including:
An annual exam presents an opportunity to check in on your overall health and well-being. During this type of appointment, your Nguyen Medical Group provider reviews your medical history, asks about your lifestyle or unusual symptoms, and conducts a physical and neurological exam.
Your provider also examines your ears, nose, eyes, and throat, listens to your heart and respiratory rate, palpates your organs, and observes your gait, posture, and range of motion.
Immunizations, or vaccinations, are shots that expose your immune system to small amounts of viruses or bacteria. This allows your immune system to identify harmful substances and build an immunity to them.
The type of immunizations you’ll need depends on your age and health history. Some of the most common vaccines include diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (DTaP); polio; measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR); and the annual flu shot.
As you get older, you’re also more likely to experience specific health problems like cancer or high blood pressure. Preventive screenings like Pap tests, digital rectal exams, and colonoscopies provide early diagnosis. Additionally, screenings play an important role in establishing a safe and effective treatment plan.
Laboratory testing, such as complete blood counts (CBC) and urinalysis can alert you to hormonal imbalances, vitamin deficiencies, or other potentially dangerous problems like high cholesterol.
Laboratory testing plays an essential role in diagnosis, but it also provides a baseline your provider can use to develop a custom care plan for your individual needs.
Anyone who wants to live a long, active, and healthy life can benefit from preventive health care. Annual exams and preventive screenings make it possible to diagnose and treat life-threatening health problems effectively.
Preventive health care can also act as a foundation for improved living. The more you know about your body, the easier it is to incorporate habits like healthy eating and regular exercise into your daily life.
To schedule a preventive health appointment at Nguyen Medical Group, call the office or book a consultation online today.