How can I take advantage of preventive medicine?

You should see your family doctor on a regular basis in order to take full advantage of preventive medicine. Preventive care can be very good for your health. It can help you avoid certain diseases and sicknesses. It involves:
  • appropriate screening tests
  • vaccinations
  • talking about healthy lifestyle choices with your doctor
Jeetpaul S. Saran, MD
Internal Medicine
People can take advantage of preventive medicine for different reasons depending on age. In this video, Jeetpaul Saran, MD, an internist at Memorial Hospital of Tampa, describes different preventive medicine services for younger and older patients.

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Wellness is a difficult word to define. Traditionally wellness has meant the opposite of illness and the absence of disease and disability. More recently wellness has come to describe something that you have personal control over. ...

Wellness is now a word used to describe living the best possible life you can regardless of whether you have a disease or disability. Your wellness is not only related to your physical health, but is a combination of things including spiritual wellness, social wellness, mental wellness and emotional wellness. Wellness is seen as a combination of mind, body and spirit. Different people may have different ideas about wellness. There is no single set standard for wellness and wellness is a difficult thing to quantify.

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.