Preventative medicine is a specialty of medicine practiced by physicians devoted to health promotion and disease prevention. The Physicians of Wilson Creek Internal Medicine Group are interested in treating your health problems that have a significant impact on your quality of life, such as those with multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease, a highly prevalent condition. Conversely, a disease may become the focus of preventative medicine despite its low prevalence because it causes significant illness, disability, and death. The medical professionals of Wilson Creek Internal Medicine Group in Allen, TX are highly trained and ready to help you live your best life.
Adult Preventive Care
The Physicians of Wilson Creek Internal Medicine Group practice preventative medicine work with individual patients in the delivery of clinical preventative services. The goal is to reduce the risk factors of the patient that contribute to premature morbidity and mortality. Our emphasis is a focus on the actual behaviors that prevent illness. By approaching threats to good health in this way, behaviors such as smoking, unsafe sexual practices, dietary habits, and lack of exercise emerge as vitally important in determining disease or its absence. Our preventive medicine physicians embrace this approach to shape treatment strategies that target behaviors that may cause disease.
About Primary Care
Primary care is medical care delivered with the patient first in mind and is traditionally the point of ‘first contact’ for the patient when a medical illness, issue or concern arises. Primary care physicians not only treat the patient when they are ill, but works with the patient when they are healthy to establish strong health maintenance skills by practicing disease prevention and health education.
Having a primary care provider (PCP), is a key part of living a healthy life. He or she can focus on your total health and work with other doctors to make sure you get the care you need.
Be sure to talk to your Wilson Creek Internal Medicine Group PCP about any problems you have when you’re sick or hurt. That way, your PCP can give you the best care. Schedule an Appointment to consult with an Allen, TX primary care physician from Wilson Creek Internal Medicine Group.