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Preventative Medicine

Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC

Family Practice & Internal Medicine Physicians located in Scottsdale, AZ

Preventive medicine is the key to staying healthy and reducing your risk of getting sick or developing a disease. At Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona, your personal physicians Helene Wechsler, MD, and Scott L. Bernstein, MD, offer a variety of preventive medicine services to maximize your health and wellness. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Preventative Medicine Q & A

What is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine includes medical evaluations and disease screening, as well as immunizations that protect you against certain illnesses. This type of family medicine can greatly reduce your risk of (or detect early) diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and more.

Which preventive medicine services are available?

Some of the many preventive medicine services available at Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, include:

  • Comprehensive, executive physicals
  • Heart disease prevention
  • Women's health exams
  • Men’s health exams
  • Child wellness visits
  • Vaccinations
  • Exercise and nutrition counseling
  • Medical weight loss
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Breast and cervical cancer screening
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Diabetes and prediabetes screening
  • STD screening

 

Detecting and treating diseases early can prevent serious complications. That’s why scheduling routine physical exams at least every year, or more often if your doctor recommends it, is important. 

What should I expect during preventive medicine visits?

During preventive medicine visits at Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, your provider assesses your blood pressure, pulse, and body weight. They review your personal and family medical history, ask about medications you may take, and complete a physical examination.

Based on your risk factors, the providers may recommend you undergo urine testing, blood tests, heart function tests, STD testing, bone scans, or asthma and allergy tests. They may screen you for depression, anxiety, or other mental health challenges. 

What are common treatment options?

If you’re in good health, you likely don’t require any treatment. However, you have the option of vaccinations or birth control for women. If you have a chronic disease or illness, your provider may recommend making lifestyle changes, trying home remedies, or taking dietary supplements or prescription medications. 

Your Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, provider can monitor your health periodically and make treatment changes as needed to ensure you stay as healthy as possible. When necessary, they can refer you to a highly trained specialist. 

To maintain exceptional health and wellness with preventive medicine in a warm, nurturing environment, call the Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, office or book an appointment online today.