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Preventative Care

Sunstate Medical Associates

Internal Medicine Physicians located in Lake Mary, FL

Preventive care means taking measures to stop yourself from getting sick, and it’s an approach that could save your health and your finances. The board-certified physicians at Sunstate Medical Associates in Lake Mary, Florida, are experts in using preventive care to help you avoid the many preventable health problems you could experience, from deadly infections to conditions brought on by an unhealthy lifestyle. Call Sunstate Medical Associates today to arrange an appointment or use the convenient online booking form.

Preventative Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care is about avoiding disease and poor health. Working with the team at Sunstate Medical Associates, you can take advantage of all the ways to reduce your risk of getting sick.

Preventive care has significant advantages. If you can avoid being sick, you also avoid the pain and other symptoms illnesses cause. You won’t miss work or be unable to participate in the activities you love.

You won’t have the problem of trying to manage life when you feel unwell or the inconvenience of medical visits, tests, and treatments. Preventive care can also save you money on medical bills.


How does preventive care work?

The Sunstate Medical Associates team uses a range of measures in the practice of preventive care. First, they provide you with the knowledge you need to make the best choices for your health.

Many of the conditions that cause ill health, disability, and early death are preventable, including:

  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Some cancers
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension

The Sunstate Medical Associates team can help you make the changes that prevent these types of illnesses.


What changes do I need to make to prevent ill health?

You may well know that the way you lead your life can have a significant impact on your health. There’s no shortage of messages about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, and with good reason.

Looking after your mind and body is the best way to help prevent disease, so it makes sense to look at how you can improve your lifestyle with measures such as losing weight, eating a healthy diet, getting more exercise, and quitting bad habits like smoking.

As board-certified internal medicine physicians, the Sunstate Medical Associates team specializes in treating patients who have conditions like:

  • Diabetes
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Arthritis
  • Gastrointestinal disease

They can help prevent these types of diseases from affecting your life, as well as helping you manage such conditions if they do develop.


What other ways does preventive care help with my health?

There are several other ways the Sunstate Medical Associates team’s preventive care helps keep you healthy.

Immunizations

Immunizations prepare your body for dealing with a range of serious and deadly diseases. Most immunizations take place in childhood, but even if you’ve missed some, the Sunstate Medical Associates team can get you back up to date as an adult.

Screening tests

There are many kinds of screening tests available to identify the earliest stages of disease before you notice any symptoms. The sooner you start treatment, the less these conditions are going to affect your life. Important tests the team at Sunstate Medical Associates carries out include blood sugar tests for diabetes, cholesterol tests, and blood pressure screenings.

Find out how preventive care can improve your health and well-being by calling Sunstate Medical Associates today or book an appointment online.