Preventive health care focuses on protecting you from chronic illnesses and diseases that can affect your long-term health.
Preventive screenings and annual physical exams are important because many chronic conditions won’t cause symptoms until they become more serious. Dr. Kesavan offers preventive screenings to identify health issues in the earliest stages when treatment is typically most effective. These health issues may include:
The preventive health care services available at Comprehensive Primary Care can also screen for stress, mental health issues like depression, and tobacco, drugs, and alcohol misuse.
Comprehensive Primary Care offers a variety of preventive health care services in-office for adolescents and adults, including:
Complete sports and school physicals are also available for adolescents to meet the requirements of schools and organized sports. These physicals ensure children are healthy enough to participate in these activities and are up-to-date on vaccinations.
Dr. Kesavan also uses on-site diagnostic technologies like stress tests and electrocardiograms (EKGs) to screen for heart issues. On-site blood testing is also available to screen for diabetes, high cholesterol, STDs, and other health conditions.
Additionally, Dr. Kesavan can address factors influencing your long-term health, such as your lifestyle and diet. She offers weight loss treatments to help you achieve a healthy body weight and reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease and other obesity-related health issues.
You should schedule a preventive health care exam once a year, even when you feel well and have no unusual symptoms. These visits give Dr. Kesavan the opportunity to monitor your health and track changes from year to year.
If you have risk factors for certain diseases or need help managing a chronic condition, you can expect to schedule more frequent appointments. You may need regular blood testing if you have diabetes or other chronic diseases. Blood testing is also necessary if you're taking medications to control an existing health condition.
To learn more about the benefits of preventive health care, schedule a consultation online or call the Comprehensive Primary Care office nearest you today.