Preventive Medicine

Family Practice, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Primary Care Practice, Endocrinology, Endocrinology & Endocrinology located in Owensboro, KY

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Preventive Medicine services offered in Owensboro, KY

Staying as healthy as possible usually involves preventive medicine services in addition to treatments for an illness, injury, or disease. At Wesleyan Medical Practice in Owensboro, Kentucky, Dr. Sara Doolin-Thompson, DNP, offers an array of preventive medicine services to minimize your risk of medical problems. Call Wesleyan Medical Practice to schedule an appointment or book one online today. 

Preventive Medicine Q&A

What is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine includes lifestyle changes and medical care that keeps you healthy and reduces your risk of illnesses, injuries, and diseases. Sara Doolin-Thompson, DNP, and team specialize in preventive medicine, as they understand the importance of disease prevention for your overall well-being.

What are my preventive medicine options?

Some of the many preventive medicine options available include:

  • Chronic disease management
  • Other lifestyle-change counseling
  • Vaccinations
  • Birth control for women
  • On-site lab testing
  • Physicals

Properly managing diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid disorder, and other chronic illnesses reduces your risk of a heart attack, stroke, nerve damage, kidney problems, and other serious complications.

What are the benefits of preventive medicine?

Some of the benefits you can expect when choosing preventive medicine with the team at Wesleyan Medical Practice include:

  • More energy
  • Improved health and wellness
  • Lower risk of diseases
  • Time and cost savings
  • Better disease management
  • Improved quality of life

Preventive medicine can save you time and money in the long run, as early detection and treatment of common medical problems minimize your risk of complications. Your provider finds and treats the root cause of your problems rather than simply masking your symptoms.

What should I expect during preventive medicine visits?

The team weighs you during preventive medicine visits, determines your body mass index (BMI), and checks your blood pressure and other vital signs. Your provider completes a physical exam and may recommend blood tests, heart-function tests, or other diagnostic tests to detect or rule out common medical problems.

If you’re interested in primary care, physicals, on-site laboratory tests, or other preventive medicine services, the team happily assists you. They follow up with you when necessary to ensure you stay as healthy as possible and refer you to a specialist if required.

How often should I schedule preventive medicine appointments?

Schedule preventive medicine visits with your provider and the team at Wesleyan Medical Practice every year or more often if they recommend it. Call the office if you have concerns about your health, develop new symptoms, or become ill or injured.

Call the office or use the online booking tab today to schedule a preventive medicine appointment.

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