The Importance of Preventive Care

The Importance of Preventive Care

You want to stay as healthy as possible, and it all begins with preventive care from your family medicine doctor. Preventive care services are important to your continuing good health. Dr. Kelly Alberda, and Dr. Paul Keinarth at Family Health Center in Austin, TX, offer a wide range of medical services, including preventive care, to help you stay healthy.

What You Need To Know About Preventive Care

Preventive care services are proactive, helping to prevent illness and disease, so you can stay healthy. Why wait until you are sick to seek out the services of your family medicine doctor? It makes much more sense to seek out preventive care services regularly to protect your health.

Preventive care services begin with regular wellness examinations, at least once each year. During these preventive care appointments, your family medicine doctor will:

  • Perform a comprehensive medical examination including recording your blood pressure, height, and weight
  • Order laboratory testing to assess cholesterol levels, blood sugar, and other factors related to your health
  • Order imaging studies if necessary, to assess the health of your musculoskeletal system and body structures

One of the most important parts of preventive care is vaccinations. When you receive vaccinations including flu, pneumonia, RSV, shingles, and COVID, it helps you stay immunized against contagious, serious, and even deadly diseases. Vaccinations don’t just protect you. They also protect your family members and others you meet.

Your preventive care appointment is also a great time for you to ask questions about your health. Your family medicine doctor is a wealth of information and can give you the answers you need. Preventive care services are important for people of all ages, from children, to adults, to seniors. Your family medicine doctor can take care of your entire family’s health.

Want To Know More?

To find out more about the importance of preventive care, talk with the experts. Call Family Health Center in Austin, TX. You can reach them in the office by calling (512) 459-9889, so call today.

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