Preventive Healthcare

Direct Primary Care located in Zionsville, IN

Preventive Healthcare

Most people know prevention is better than cure, particularly in healthcare. Integrative Health DPC in Zionsville, Indiana, promotes preventive medicine to all patients so they can avoid sickness. Their services include immunizations, advanced screening tools like the Galleri® multi-cancer early detection test, and healthy lifestyle advice. Call Integrative Health DPC for more information on preventive healthcare benefits, or request an appointment online today.

Preventive Healthcare Q & A

What is preventive healthcare?

Preventive healthcare focuses on reducing your risk of avoidable diseases. Many conditions that cause long-term poor health are preventable with appropriate lifestyle changes, regular check-ups, and immunizations.

Acting before you get sick is a far more efficient and effective way of managing your health than enduring pain, disability, lost work days, and the many other issues ill health causes. Integrative Health DPC actively promotes preventive medicine services to all patients.

What conditions can I avoid with preventive healthcare?

Some of the many diseases you can avoid with preventive healthcare include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Certain cancers
  • High cholesterol
  • Coronary artery disease and heart attacks
  • Carotid artery disease and strokes
  • Peripheral artery disease and arterial ulcers
  • Fatty liver disease

These conditions often (though not always) relate to unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking, excess body weight, poor diet, and excessive alcohol consumption. Unmanaged stress can also cause or worsen many mental and physical health problems.

Integrative Health DPC offers preventive healthcare services to adults and children as part of its direct primary care model.

What preventive healthcare services are available?

Preventive healthcare services Integrative Health DPC provides include:

  • Annual physicals
  • Well-woman exams
  • Well-man exams
  • Weight management
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Mental health screenings
  • Patient counseling
  • Immunizations

Immunizations protect you from numerous diseases, including measles, diphtheria, polio, seasonal flu, and COVID-19. These conditions can be devastating and potentially fatal, but immunizations prime your immune system so you avoid them or experience a milder illness.

What happens at my preventive healthcare visit?

At your initial preventive healthcare visit, your provider reviews your medical history, family history, current health problems, medications, and any new symptoms or health concerns. They’ll also ask about your diet, physical activities, and other lifestyle issues that might need addressing.

Your provider completes a physical exam, checking your:

  • Blood pressure
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Heart and lung sounds
  • Reflexes
  • Breathing rate
  • Heart rate

Depending on the information they need, they may examine your joints, abdomen, skin, eyes, and other areas.

Integrative Health DPC provides convenient in-office lab testing to screen for problems like certain cancers, high cholesterol, raised blood sugar, and other poor health indicators. The tests you require vary depending on your age, chronic disease risk factors, medical history, and lifestyle.

Call Integrative Health DPC to learn how to benefit from preventive healthcare, or request a consultation online today.