At Maranatha Medical Plaza, we are committed to maintaining our patients' wellness. Our primary care clinic is an important place to provide high-quality care whether you are sick or in good health. People who regularly visit a primary care doctor live longer and healthier lives.
Primary care doctors have the skills, expertise, and resources to assist you in living the healthiest life possible, no matter what your age. The doctors and other practitioners in our primary care clinic use a philosophy of whole-patient care. It means they don't just look at your disease or medical condition. Instead, they consider your social support system, economic situation, spiritual beliefs, cultural background, and values when helping you achieve your health goals. Because of this, our providers seek to become familiar with you, your health, and your family. This way, they understand your health, any medications you take, and any chronic conditions, illness, or pain you may experience.
If you don't have any health issues, they'll work with you to keep it that way. Your overall health and quality of life are our top priority. Establishing an ongoing relationship with a primary care doctor is the first step in taking care of your health. Having this relationship is important to you for many reasons.
When you see the same doctor or provider several times, they begin to know you. You won't have to explain everything again, your health history and other details. You won't have to spend a lot of time listing all the medicines you take because all that information will already be in your record.
On top of that, your doctor will know how you prefer to manage your health. It means if you'd instead try to treat your symptoms without drugs, your doctor will suggest alternatives if there is anything that might help. If not, your doctor will explain why taking certain medicines will be the best way to combat your disease and answer your questions about them.
This way, our primary care doctors can tailor the care to fit your needs and develop the care plans that are right for you. Once you are familiar with our primary care staff, visits will be more comfortable for you. It's a lot less stressful to discuss sensitive issues with someone you know than with a stranger. Also, our primary care clinic preventive care and many health screenings right in our clinic.
These screenings help detect illnesses and other problems in their early stages. Screenings and preventive care are essential services because they help you avoid health problems. Based on your medical history and family history, we can help determine which diseases you are at risk for and help you take the proper steps to avoid them. If you need treatment for acute illnesses, such as a cough, fever, or stomachache, we can help. We can also help manage chronic diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, or high blood pressure. We can work with you to keep you healthy. Either way, our staff want you to enjoy the best health possible.
As part of our commitment to making your overall health and wellness our top priority, we focus on preventive medicine. Our goal is to help you stay healthy and live a long life, and preventive medicine is one of the tools we use to work toward those goals.
The idea behind preventive care is to be proactive to prevent medical emergencies. It helps you to avoid illness and to identify problems, even before you notice any symptoms. Preventing illness has more benefits than simply not having to suffer the signs. Many diseases can weaken your body and make you more likely to have the same illness again or be sicker the next time. These diseases can also cause harm to other areas of your body and may affect various organs or systems.
Good preventive care keeps you healthy. Preventive care comes in many forms. It is because preventive medicine has more than one goal. Sometimes, we strive to prevent the disease in the first place. However, there are also times when we try to avoid an existing illness from progressing or getting worse, meaning doctor visits like annual physicals are a form of preventive medicine.
Another example would be medications, such as immunizations or allergy medicines. Preventive care also can involve making changes to your lifestyle. Healthy eating, regular exercise, and stopping smoking are all ways you can prevent disease and poor health. Our physicians and other providers will work with you to make sure you understand the health benefits you can get by altering parts of your lifestyle. We will also tailor a plan for you to be successful in making the changes you need to make to be as healthy as you can be.
Health screenings, such as blood tests for diabetes or high cholesterol, colonoscopies, and other tests, are other preventive measures. These tests identify potential problems and the early stages of the disease. Many of these examinations can catch an infection even before you experience the symptoms. By finding problems early, they are more likely to be easily treatable. In the early stages, diseases can usually be cured or arrested long before they cause harm to your body or seriously undermine your overall health.
That's why everyone needs to plan and schedule preventive health services and make time to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our preventive health services can help you avoid or reduce problems with your health.
We aim to keep you from becoming ill or diagnose the disease early so it can be treated or cured before it causes long-term damage to your health. That way, you can keep doing the things you enjoy, stay productive, and live your life with the minimum possible symptoms. As a result, you have the potential to live a healthier, longer, and more rewarding life.