Here at Matthews Internal Medicine…

We’re always here for patients when they’re sick. That’s not all we do however. One of our specialties is preventative care. This means that we don’t just help you with health problems that you have right now. We can help you spot potential future issues and fix them before they become difficult to treat.

What Is Preventative Care?

Very simply, preventative care is what we do to help you prevent disease and potential health problems. By noticing potential issues early, we can ensure that our patients live healthier lives and avoid certain illnesses. Proper preventative care can make you feel better and save you money.

We offer a few services that we consider preventative care. One thing we recommend is that our patients receive a physical exam each year. At these appointments we can measure your vitals and establish a baseline. That makes it easy for us to notice a problem, like a spike in blood pressure or another major change. Mental health issues can also be covered under preventive care. We can screen for diseases like depression. Once we’ve diagnosed you, we can make sure that you get the treatment that you need.

Cancer prevention efforts and screenings also fall under the preventative care banner. It’s typically easier to treat cancer when you catch it earlier. On that note, we can also screen for type 2 diabetes. The earlier you know about that, the earlier you can start maintaining it effectively and living a healthier lifestyle. We also consider many gynecological services preventative care here at Matthews Internal Medicine. We offer services like pap smears or family planning. No matter what you need assistance with, we’re ready to help. 

Preventative care also means helping our patients live healthier lifestyles. We can give you the tips and treatments you need to avoid issues like heart disease or osteoporosis later in life. We can also help you manage your weight. Being overweight or obese can cause a range of health issues. Let us help you lose the weight and live healthier. Our practice can even assist you when you want to quit smoking.

The best part about preventative care is that most of these services are free if you have insurance. Sometimes your doctor will discover something and call for additional tests that may not be covered, but we’ll always let you know if that’s the case. Generally services like an annual physical and screenings are covered under your insurance plan.

Why Come To Us For Preventative Care

There are many reasons to come to our practice for all of your preventative care needs. First, our internists know how to treat a wide range of medical problems. No matter what’s wrong, we can help you with a diagnosis and get you back on track to wellness.

If you end up needing more than just preventative care, we don’t just send you off to another facility. We have advanced technology and medical machinery right here on the premises. We have an onsite X-ray machine and medical lab. We can also provide ultrasounds. It’s easy to get the care you need at our office.

Schedule an appointment at Matthews Internal Medicine today.