Preventative Medicine

Family Medical Associates of Delaware

Board Certified Family Medicine located in Wilmington, DE

In addition to treating a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, Family Medical Associates of Delaware in Wilmington, Delaware, provides preventive medicine to help patients maintain good health and avoid a number of medical concerns. Led by board-certified family medicine specialist Anna Layosa-Magat, MD, the practice provides high-quality preventive medicine to patients of all ages. To schedule a visit for you or a loved one, call the office today.

Preventive Medicine Q & A

What is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on preventing the development of illness and disease. preventive medicine provides patients with the necessary tools to address their health risks and maintain long-term health and function. 

Preventive medicine is an innovative approach to health care that doesn’t rely on the onset of symptoms and illness for medical intervention. It aims to help patients avoid a wide range of conditions through regular screenings and management of health risks.

With preventive medicine, patients can receive early detection and treatment for conditions before they develop serious or concerning symptoms. 

What conditions can be avoided with preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine is used to avoid a number of chronic and acute conditions, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Fractures
  • STDs
  • Sleep disorders
  • Heart disease

Prevention is key to maintaining long term health and function. Preventive medicine relies on in-depth evaluations to help you avoid illness and minimize your health risks.  

What types of evaluations are used in preventive medicine?

To determine your health risks and the status of your overall health, your doctor may perform a number of evaluations, including:

  • Physical exam
  • Blood test
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Breast exam
  • Pelvic exam
  • Testicular exam
  • Digital rectal exam
  • Pap test
  • STD screening

You and your doctor also discuss your medical history and lifestyle habits. Factors like poor diet, smoking, and inactivity are major contributors to a number of serious health concerns. 

Your evaluations are used to develop a personalized treatment plan comprised of actionable steps you can take to manage your health risks and prevent conditions like diabetes and heart disease. 

What services are available?

Depending on your health, your preventive treatment plan may include:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Diet plan
  • Exercise plan
  • Immunizations

Establishing healthy habits goes a long way in helping you maintain long-term health. Routine evaluations can help you and your doctor stay on top of any changes to your health. 

Early detection is key to treating a number of serious conditions, like cancer and infections. Many serious conditions develop without signs or symptoms. Regular screenings are your best options for avoiding serious health complications and maintaining good health. 

To learn more about the benefits of preventive medicine, book an appointment at Family Medical Associates of Delaware by phone today.