Preventative Medicine

What is Preventative Medicine?

Preventative Medicine focuses on public health and general preventive medicine focuses on promoting health, preventing disease, and managing the health of communities and defined populations. As a board certified family practitioner, Dr. Soufer combines population- based public health skills with knowledge of preventative medicine to provide tailored care to his patients.

How can preventative medicine be implemented?

Preventative health care must be planned and executed ahead of time, even when illness is absent. You must build healthy habits even when it’s not convenient. You must believe that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important enough to make a few sacrifices. Eating right, getting exercise and avoiding destructive substances like tobacco, alcohol and excessive amounts of sugar and salt are crucial, as is getting enough sleep each night. Healthy habits are an automatic defense against most illnesses and can provide us a long and healthy life. Another aspect of preventative healthcare is to build a relationship of mutual respect and understanding with your care provider.

Types of Preventative Medicine

Flu Shots

Nutrition Therapy Services

Bone Mass Measurements (Bone Density)

Yearly “Wellness” visit

Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Cessation Counseling

Screenings

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

Diabetes

Mental Health

Cardiovascular Disease

Cervical & Vaginal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Obesity & Counseling

Pregnancy

Blood Pressure & Cholesterol

Services

“This office does not provide emergency care. If you think you have a life threatening condition, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room”

Location

CHAP MED

4835 Van Nuys Boulevard Suite 109

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Phone: +1-818-905-9586

Fax:    +1-818-905-0130

Office Hours

Monday 8:30am – 5:00pm

Tuesday 8:30am – 5:00pm

Wednesday 8:30am – 5:00pm

Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm

Friday 8:30am – 12:30pm

Saturday Sunday Closed

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