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
Nutrition Therapy Services
Bone Mass Measurements (Bone Density)
Yearly “Wellness” visit
Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Cessation Counseling
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
Cervical & Vaginal Cancer
Obesity & Counseling
Blood Pressure & Cholesterol