What Is Preventative Care?
Preventative care means taking steps to help you avoid or slow the progression of illnesses that could affect your health. It can include recommended lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking or a diet program or medications to control health-threatening conditions like high blood pressure and pre-diabetes.
How Does Preventive Care Work?
When you come to Esslinger Medical and Aesthetics, we may offer preventive health care as part of your overall wellness checkup or annual physical. If your vital statistics or diagnostic tests indicate a potential health danger, the doctor can recommend a preventive care regimen. For example, if you have hypertension, the doctor may recommend regular exercise and a lower sodium, lower carb diet as well as medications designed to lower blood pressure.
What Are the Benefits of Preventative Care?
It is a well-understood maxim of general health that it is easier to avoid a disease or illness than to get rid of it once it is acquired. Furthermore, for some conditions, like heart disease, the first symptom you exhibit could be sudden death. For this reason, identifying potential problems and taking steps to remove or reduce the triggers to those problems is the best path to long-term health.
Why Choose Esslinger Medical and Aesthetics?
Dr. Esslinger is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been successfully serving patients in Georgia for decades. He will take the time to learn your specific risk factors and help you find the best ways to protect yourself from them. You will know you are in good hands with Dr. Esslinger and our top-notch health care staff.
Visit Us for the Best Preventative Care in Northwest Georgia
Dr. Esslinger is happy to see patients in Cartersville or surrounding locations in Georgia for preventative care. To schedule your physical with Dr. Esslinger, just call (470) 888-6543, or schedule online using the following form.