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Preventative Care Specialist

Comprehensive Medical Group Of Kern Inc -  - General Internal Medicine

Comprehensive Medical Group Of Kern Inc

General Internal Medicine located in Delano, CA

Research shows that preventive medicine leads to better overall health throughout life. At Comprehensive Medical Group of Kern Inc in Delano, California, Radhey Bansal, MD, and the experienced practitioners keep a close eye to get all preventive, age-based checkups for all patients over the age of 18. Taking charge of your health now through preventive health screenings, lifestyle modifications, and dietary changes can help save you time and money on medical care in the future. To learn more about preventive care, call Comprehensive Medical Group of Kern Inc or book an appointment online now.

Preventative Care Q&A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care is an area of medicine that prioritizes maintaining good overall health rather than treating disease and illness. The goal of preventive medicine is foremost to keep you healthy, of course, and also minimize your chances of needing intensive, costly treatment in the future. 

In addition to maintaining your health as an individual, preventive care can reduce the spread of disease within your community through vaccinations and screenings.

What is included in preventive care?

Individualized preventive care changes as you age. The routine services you need at 18 are different from the screenings your doctor recommends later in life. Depending on your age and preexisting health conditions, your doctor at Comprehensive Medical Group of Kern Inc may perform one or more of the following screenings and exams:

  • Annual wellness exam
  • Colonoscopy
  • Pap smear and pelvic exam.
  • Mammogram
  • Bone density screening 
  • Diabetes screening 
  • Cholesterol screening 
  • All vaccinations for adults 

Vaccinations — such as the influenza (flu) vaccine — can also help prevent illness. Your doctor may recommend updating your vaccinations at your annual wellness exam.

What is an annual wellness exam in preventive care?

An annual wellness exam is a comprehensive evaluation to assess your overall health. The goal of this exam is to identify any changes to your health status and create interventions to reduce signs of disease should you need them. 

These visits also provide an opportunity for you to discuss any health concerns or questions you have regarding your health.

Though an annual wellness visit is a checkup with your doctor, it isn’t a full physical exam. Instead, these yearly visits focus on assessing your risk for disease, reviewing your family’s and your own medical histories, and evaluating your functional ability. 

As you age, your doctor may also assess your cognitive functions. In some instances, they will also perform a physical exam.

At the end of your visit, your doctor may provide recommendations to minimize your risk of health complications, such as:

  • Dietary changes
  • Weight management
  • Exercise
  • Medication
  • Blood sugar management
  • Reducing alcohol consumption
  • Quitting smoking
  • Minimizing stress

To learn more about the preventive care services available at Comprehensive Medical Group of Kern Inc, call or book an appointment online now.