Prevention is the best defense against illness. Monitoring your health and seeking proactive health care helps you enjoy a long, healthy, and happy life. At Dallas Family Medicine, preventive care is the priority. From annual physical exams to specialized screenings, the team works with you and your family to promote your best health at every stage of life. Call the Dallas, Texas, office or request an appointment online to get started.
Preventive medical care is focused on identifying health problems as early as possible. Many common health issues are best treated when they’re diagnosed early, and some can even be prevented or reversed with early medical intervention.
Preventive care looks different for every patient, because your health needs change with age, gender, and any pre-existing health conditions you may have. At Dallas Family Medicine, the team tailors your medical care to your unique needs.
Annual physical exams are a big part of preventive care. Your doctor evaluates your health and recommends ways to protect your health. They may perform additional screenings as needed.
For example, osteoporosis is a common disease that makes bones weak and prone to fracture. It’s more common in women, but it can also affect men, and it gets worse with age.
Your doctor may recommend bone density testing to screen for osteoporosis beginning around age 65, and if results indicate osteoporosis, you can start an appropriate treatment plan before you suffer a broken bone.
If you’re a woman, routine gynecologic care is an important part of your preventive wellness plan. Dallas Family Medicine offers Pap smears and pelvic exams, including diagnosis and treatment if your Pap smear results are abnormal.
The team also treats other common women’s health issues too. They offer hormonal evaluation and hormone replacement therapy to treat the hormonal imbalance that’s common with menopause.
Children have different health needs than adults. Pediatric care at Dallas Family Medicine is focused on kids’ unique physical, developmental, and behavioral needs as they grow.
Most babies need monthly wellness exams during their first year, and checkups every six months until they’re three or four. Older children continue to benefit from annual physical exams throughout childhood and adolescence.
At your child’s pediatric appointments, the doctor checks their physical health, administers vaccinations, and monitors their development. They also offer attention-deficit disorder (ADD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessments and personalized ADD/ADHD treatment plans for children and adults as needed.
Preventive care puts you in control of your health. Partner with Dallas Family Medicine for comprehensive physicals, screenings, and more. Call or request an appointment online.