Types of Preventative Care
In most cases, it’s better to be proactive than reactive – especially when it comes to your health! Medical insurance covers most preventative services for free, so it is highly recommended that you schedule regular appointments to monitor your health.
Everyone should be aware of their cholesterol and blood pressure levels, but certain lifestyle habits, age, gender and genetics may make it important to be screened for other conditions like:
- Lung cancer
- Breast cancer (mammograms)
- Cardiovascular disease
- Colorectal cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Hepatitis B or C
- Syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases
- Pregnancy checks such as anemia screening, gestational diabetes, lifestyle counseling
In addition, staying on top of vaccinations (for both children and adults) can help prevent you from contracting diseases.
Your family physician can alert you when these types of screenings are recommended and also provide additional mental health services such as depression screening, alcohol/drug misuse counseling, etc.
The team at Westgate Family Physicians provides preventative care in Spartanburg, SC, for adults and children. Our doctors take time to get to know you so we can explain any health risks that may develop, make recommends for tests/treatments and follow through with our recommendations. Monitoring your health is our top priority! Please call (864) 574-0070 or click here to schedule an appointment.