What is Preventative Care?
Preventative Care incorporates assessments and exams that can help you stay healthy by catching signs of illness in very early stages. The accentuation is on being proactive in light of test outcomes and different indicators as opposed to reacting to symptoms and dynamic ailments.
What does a preventative exam include?
The initial part of your evaluation incorporates an assessment of your medical history keeping in mind the end goal is to recognize potential risk factors like if your family has a history of diseases. These screenings will allow Dr. Manella determine which tests to order. Once the family history is taken, the exam itself may incorporate further tests such as:
- Blood pressure / Vital signs
- Complete blood work
When tests can’t be performed in the office, Dr. Manella will give you with a form that you can take to a lab or diagnostic facility. Dr. Manella may arrange these tests prior to your appointment so she can discuss the results with you during your exam. Depending on the test results, she will provide recommendations for treatment or lifestyle changes to improve your health.
Why is Preventative Care important?
Preventative Care is vital not just to ensure you stay healthy, but it is also important to screen for undiagnosed conditions that can cause issues later on. By odering an array of tests, Dr. Manella can identify medical issues in the beginning stages when treatment will be the most effective. Preventative exams allow Dr. Manella to build information that can be monitored over the coarse of future visits to account for any changes in your health.