Preventative medicine is a specialty which is concerned with the maintenance and protection of a patient’s health and well-being. These methods help to prevent diseases from developing and disability from occurring in addition to prolonging a person’s life. Practitioners of preventative medicine employ their knowledge and training to promote optimal health among individual patients, communities and populations. There are three sections of the population which preventative medicine addresses: aerospace, occupational, and the public/general health.
Each section of preventative medicine focuses on a particular group and the unique challenges they will encounter. The groups are as follows:
Services which are a part of preventative medicine include annual physical exams, medical health screenings, general laboratory tests, and reproductive health exams. The goal is to prevent a disease or condition from occurring by ensuring that the patient’s body is functioning as best as possible. The Metabolic Clinic & Research Center provides numerous preventative measures to make sure that each patient experiences a long, healthy life.
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