Every day, millions of Americans receive treatment for preventable illnesses and diseases. Preventive medicine is an approach to patient care that aims to catch these types of health problems before they become problems. Tajinderpal Singh, MD, at Northeast Medical, PC offers preventive services to the families of Amherst and Cheektowaga, New York. Take the first steps to a healthier you. Book an appointment through the website or over the phone today.
Preventive medicine focuses on preventing illness and disease before they happen. It’s a proactive approach to patient care that strengthens the patient-doctor relationship.
Northeast Medical, PC uses preventive health care strategies to maintain the ongoing well-being of their patients.
There are four stages of preventive medicine: primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary.
Primary prevention is any action that stops disease or injury from happening. It includes keeping on top of your immunizations, quitting smoking, using condoms, and washing your hands.
Secondary prevention detects disease or illness early on, or while in an asymptomatic state, so doctor and patient can delay or stop it from progressing. Examples of secondary prevention include mammograms, blood tests, Pap smears, and cholesterol checks.
Tertiary prevention — or treatment — is any action that prevents disease or illness from recurring or spreading. It includes antidepressants, asthma inhalers, and blood pressure medication.
Quaternary prevention covers lifestyle changes you make to promote good health and well-being. Examples include following a healthy diet, staying hydrated, walking, and meditating.
Practicing wellness is an ongoing process. The team at Northeast Medical, PC provides you with ongoing support and advice so you can achieve your health goals.
You may wonder why you need to see a doctor if you feel well. But that’s even more reason you should. Catching issues before they become problems should be top of mind. The benefits of adopting preventive care include:
The less advanced an illness or disease, the easier it is to treat and the more effective the treatment.
Prevention is better than cure. A pill to support heart disease is less expensive than heart surgery, and an asthma inhaler costs less than a ventilator.
Preventive care rarely protects against just one disease. One or two lifestyle changes can improve your chances of avoiding a range of medical conditions.
For example, changing your diet can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, coronary disease, obesity, and all the symptoms associated with each.
When you partner with Northeast Medical, PC, you take control of your health. Take the first step today. Call the office or book an appointment through the website.