Preventative Care Specialist

AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Alexandria

Primary Care Physicians located in Alexandria, VA

Some of the most common health problems are also some of the most preventable. Through annual wellness exams and as-needed appointments at AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care of Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia, you’ll learn whether you’re at risk for conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes so your doctor can help you prevent them. Book your appointment online or by phone today.

Preventative Care Q & A

What does preventive care mean?

Preventive care focuses on helping you avoid illness and disease. With diseases like Type 2 diabetes now more common than ever, preventive care with your AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care of Alexandria care provider is a smart way to protect your health and wellness by recognizing dangers and taking steps to avoid them.

What types of services are included in preventive care?

Preventive care services include many different things, such as:

  • Annual wellness exams for both children and adults
  • Screenings for high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, depression, cancer, and more in adults
  • Screenings for hearing problems, vision problems, developmental disorders, and more in children
  • Weight counseling for overweight or obese patients
  • Immunizations
  • STD testing

Preventive care services are customized for each patient’s needs. Your AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care of Alexandria care provider assesses your current health, medical history, and family history to determine whether you’re at risk for illnesses and then personalizes your screenings, testing, and treatments based on that.

What can I do if I’m at risk for disease or illness?

During your annual wellness exam, your care provider may tell you that you’re at risk for a condition like Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure. This is where the preventive care approach really shines: your care provider explains what puts you in danger and how you can take control to change it.

For example, if your care provider determines that you’re at risk for Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, they may advise you to take steps such as:

  • Changing your diet to include less fat, sugar, and salt
  • Exercising more
  • Losing weight

Sometimes the steps that you need to take to avoid disease or illness may seem very challenging. But, that’s another benefit of preventive care through AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care of Alexandria: your care provider gives you the medical support you need to make these changes safely and successfully.

For example, the medical weight-loss program helps you combat obesity and some of the serious health risks that go along with it. During this program, you have full medical supervision and get all the tools you need to lose weight and keep it off long term.

You can always trust the attentive and caring providers at AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care of Alexandria for all your preventive care needs, so book online or by phone today.