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Preventative Care Specialist

Allied Healthcare Physicians -  - Internal Medicine

Allied Healthcare Physicians

Internal Medicine & Physician Assistants located in Westchester, Mamaroneck, NY & The Bronx, NY

Preventive care is one of the best ways to avoid a chronic disease or to catch disease symptoms early before serious problems arise. Internal medicine physician Eyad Hijazin, MD, and his experienced medical team specialize in preventive care for men, women, and children at Allied Healthcare Physicians. They offer three convenient locations in Mamaroneck and New Rochelle, New York, as well as City Island in the Bronx in New York City. Take control of your health by booking an appointment at any of their offices by phone or online today.

Preventative Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

During preventive care your doctor focuses on disease prevention, rather than treating diseases after they develop. The Allied Healthcare Physicians team specializes in preventive care, putting patients first to keep them as healthy as possible and avoid serious complications.

What are the benefits of preventive care?

At Allied Healthcare Physicians benefits of preventive care include:

  • A higher quality of life
  • Less chronic pain
  • Lower healthcare costs
  • Fewer doctor’s appointments
  • More energy
  • Fewer diseases
  • Less medications

The providers treat patients like family and take the time necessary to provide the highest quality of care possible.

What should I expect during my appointment?

During a preventive care appointment, your provider takes your vitals, weighs you, and reviews your medical history. The Allied Healthcare Physicians medical team may screen you for the following conditions:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol/triglycerides
  • High blood sugar
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Certain cancers
  • Obesity
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Asthma or allergies
  • Heart disease

The screening tests recommended are based on your gender, age, lifestyle, family history, and symptoms. Early screening and treatment can prevent serious health complications.

How can I prevent chronic diseases?

Your doctor may recommend healthy lifestyle changes to prevent disease if you're at risk. Examples include:

  • Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables
  • Avoiding tobacco products and excessive alcohol
  • Achieving or maintaining a healthy weight
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Sleeping at least 7-9 hours nightly
  • Reducing stress
  • Attending regular health checkups at Allied Healthcare Physicians

If you already have a chronic disease or other health issue, your preventive care team might recommend medication to manage the disease and prevent complications. 

For example, if you have low thyroid hormone, taking synthetic thyroid prevents complications like fatigue, weight gain, and hair loss. 

Diabetes medications control blood sugar to prevent nerve damage and other complications of diabetes, and blood pressure-lowering medicines reduce your risk of developing heart disease in the future. 

Become the healthiest version of yourself with routine preventive care. Don’t ignore chronic disease risk factors when simple solutions are within reach at Allied Healthcare Physicians. Call for an appointment today or use the online scheduler.