Preventative Care Specialist

South Orange Avenue Medical Associates

Internal Medicine & Interventional Cardiology located in South Orange, NJ, East Orange, NJ, & Newark, NJ

Many of the chronic diseases that affect adults in the United States can be prevented if you have the right tools. The experienced medical team at South Orange Avenue Medical Associates in South Orange, New Jersey specializes in preventive care and can provide health screenings and the education you need to maintain or improve health. For an appointment with the internal medicine physicians, call the office today.

Preventative Care

What is preventive care?

Preventive care focuses on keeping you healthy so you don’t develop a chronic disease that affects your health and overall quality of life. It includes various health screenings, exams, and counseling aimed at preventing the onset of illness or disease. It also includes education on the lifestyle changes you may need to make to support better health and well-being. 

 

What can I expect during a preventive care examination?

You can expect a comprehensive and thorough examination during your preventive care visit at South Orange Avenue Medical Associates. The examination may include a review of your medical and family history, the types of medications and supplements you take, and a physical.

To further assess health, the team may also recommend specific preventive screening tests to assess your risk of common health conditions. 

The team also offers vaccinations to protect you from infectious diseases, such as hepatitis A and B, pneumonia, and shingles. The team may also talk to you about lifestyle habits that can improve health and reduce your risk of chronic illness, such as regular exercise, healthy diet, and smoking cessation.

 

What are preventive care screenings?

Preventive care screenings refer to the various tests offered at South Orange Avenue Medical Associates that assess your risk for various diseases. Some of the most common preventive care screenings include:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Depression screening
  • Type 2 diabetes screening
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Obesity screening
  • Testing for sexually transmitted diseases
  • Lung cancer screening
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

South Orange Avenue Medical Associates also offers bone density screenings to assess the risk of osteoporosis, a bone condition that may make you more susceptible to fractures. The internal medicine practice specializes in heart health and also offers many noninvasive cardiac tests, such as the echocardiogram, electrocardiogram, and cardiac stress test. 

 

How do I know what preventive care screenings I need?

The team determines the type of preventive care screening tests you need during your examination. The types of screenings needed may depend on your age, gender, family history, overall health, and lifestyle. Some of the screenings only need to be conducted once, while others may need to be done more regularly.

To schedule your preventive care evaluation, call South Orange Avenue Medical Associates today.