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Preventive Care Specialist

Fair Hill Family Medicine Specialists -  - Family Medicine

Fair Hill Family Medicine Specialists

Family Medicine & Aesthetic Services located in Elkton, MD

Preventive care protects men, women, and children against acute disease and from progression of chronic illness throughout your lifetime. At Fair Hill Family Medicine Specialists of Elkton, Maryland, you can receive preventive care services for every member of your family -- from infant care to geriatric care. To protect yourself from suffering from illness and lower your health risks significantly, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Preventive Care Q & A

What is preventive care? 

Preventive care is a field of medicine that addresses potential health issues before they become acute or chronic diseases. Your primary care provider emphasizes preventive care to lower your risks and screen for conditions such as: 

  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart and vascular disease
  • Breast and prostate cancer
  • Flu and pneumonia
  • Depression and anxiety 

With a focus on preventing – rather than treating – disease, you can avoid many long-term complications and ensure a lifetime of health and wellness. 

When should preventive care begin? 

It is never too early or too late to practice preventive care. At Fair Hill Family Medicine Specialists, preventive care begins within 3-5 days after birth when you bring your baby for their first well-baby checkup.

The team sees infants, children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and geriatric patients. They provide quality preventive care from birth to advanced age, so that you may receive the best chance of optimal health in every season of life.

What are the benefits of preventive care? 

There are many benefits for every member of the family to regularly seeking preventive care. Benefits include:

  • Prevention of acute disease and chronic illness
  • Early detection and treatment of disease
  • Increased trust in your provider
  • Less school days and workdays missed due to illness
  • Accurate record of baseline health information
  • Lowered health risks 

Many insurances provide complete coverage for preventive care because it lowers the cost of health care over your lifetime. 

What are some preventive care services?

The team at Fair Hill Family Medicine Specialists offers these preventive care services to protect the health of every member of your family: 

  • Physical exams, including sports and school physicals
  • Regular, in-office laboratory testing
  • Diabetes testing and management
  • Pap smear and breast exam
  • Prostate check
  • Blood pressure check
  • Cholesterol check
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Weight-loss support
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
  • Vaccines, such as flu and pneumonia
  • Pediatric immunizations 

Your primary care provider may order additional diagnostic testing as part of your preventive health care plan, including a mammogram, stress test, or colonoscopy. They create a preventive plan of care for you that takes into consideration your health risks, family history, health history, and health habits.

For comprehensive preventive care, call or schedule an appointment online with Fair Hill Family Medicine Specialists today.