You don’t want to wait until you have symptoms of a chronic disease to receive care. By then, the disease has reached an advanced stage and you’ve missed your chance to get preventive care from the skilled providers at Leading MDs in Goodyear, Tempe, Sun City, and Mesa, Arizona. With their guidance and a personalized preventive care plan, you can maintain the best possible health and enjoy an active life. Call our main line today to schedule an in-person or telemedicine appointment. Online booking is coming soon!
Preventive care is essential because once the following chronic diseases develop, they can’t be cured:
Chronic diseases can cause progressive damage and without treatment, they contribute to the top causes of death. But you can prevent or delay many chronic conditions by following a healthy lifestyle.
Risk assessments show how likely you are to develop a chronic disease. Your Leading MDs provider determines if you have any of the following concerns that raise your risk:
With routine preventive care appointments, your provider can see if your risks improve or get worse.
Yes, health screenings are an important part of preventive care. Health screenings find signs of disease before you have symptoms.
Certain health screenings, like mammograms (for breast cancer) and colonoscopies (for colon cancer) are recommended when you reach a specific age. But if your assessment shows you have a high risk, you may need to get your first screening at an earlier age or schedule more frequent screenings.
Your risk assessment, physical exam, and blood work give your provider the information they need to create a plan to prevent disease using two key therapies:
Changing your diet, getting regular exercise, stopping smoking, and reducing stress are often all you need to prevent chronic disease. For example, you can stop moderately high blood sugar from turning into full-blown Type 2 diabetes if you eat foods that don’t spike your blood sugar, exercise, and lose weight.
Your provider prescribes medications if your lifestyle changes don’t stop the disease from progressing,
You can live your healthiest life with personalized care at Leading MDs. Call the nearest office or use online booking to schedule a preventive care appointment.