Preventive Care is Primary Care
The best way to prevent, monitor and limit the prevalence of chronic and acute health conditions while improving your overall wellness is through preventive care.
By meeting with your primary care provider and asking about what you can do to stay healthy, you can take a proactive role in managing your health, which in turn will lift up the community around you.
From performing basic check-ups and screenings to recommending proactive lifestyle changes, there are many ways Horizon Health Care can help you with preventive care.
The Keys to Maintaining Optimal Health
We are dedicated to keeping each and every member of our communities well–no matter their age, background or lifestyle.
The most important thing someone can do to start their preventive care journey is to establish care with a primary care provider in their area. Our team will get to know you, your family, your concerns, and your health goals, which will in turn help us make the best informed care decisions.
Everyone is at a different stage of life and has different health needs, which is why an annual wellness exam is a crucial part of the preventive care process.
During your wellness exam, we will be able to uncover and discuss any care concerns you have, which in turn will give us the ability to identify key risk factors in your health background.
Furthermore, our providers can recommend lifestyle changes and other non-clinical methods during these wellness exams that will help you improve your overall health and well-being.
Preventive screenings are performed according to certain age and health milestones.
As part of your normal preventive care regimen, these screenings can be pivotal in detecting major illnesses and cancers early, giving our providers the opportunity to treat them swiftly and effectively.
Ask your primary care provider for a timeline of these screenings and if you are due for any of them during your visit.
Care for the Whole Family
If you are a parent or legal guardian, bringing your family in for regular preventive care visits is a great way to ensure your entire household is staying healthy.
Genetics, home life, school, work, and activities all affect your family’s health, so regularly visiting with your provider is a great way to inform them about risk factors–even the ones you don’t know about.
In addition to the regular wellness exams, we will discuss vaccination schedules and optional adolescent screenings and care tips with you that can have a positive impact on your loved one’s well-being.
Keep You and Your Loved Ones Well with Preventive Care
Effective preventive care starts with you–contact your local clinic or primary care provider to discuss preventive care and what you can do to improve your overall wellness.