Quality health care for individuals includes two fundamental elements: appropriate treatment for current illness and appropriate preventive care to lessen future health decline. Even when you are not sick it is important to visit your doctor regularly to maintain optimal health.
At Enliven Medical Clinic, we address preventive measures before an issue can develop into a serious area of concern. Regular annual check-ups for wellness are necessary, and to monitor chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, a more regular schedule may be needed.
Did you know that you should start regular cardiovascular risk assessments as early as 20 years old? Blood pressure screening is also recommended for all adults and is measured at every visit.
The major risk factors for heart disease that are modifiable include:
- High blood cholesterol levels
- Physical activity
- Diabetes mellitus
Did you know that uncontrolled diabetes can damage multiple vital organs and systems in your body? This can be prevented by proactive health maintenance.
By starting preventive measures at a young age, you can avoid chronic diseases altogether or minimize the severity. Screening includes physical examination, blood tests and imaging such as x-rays and CT scans, as indicated. Blood tests can be performed to screen for cancers, diabetes, sexually transmitted disease, and early indicators of heart disease.
At Enliven Medical Clinic we are here to care for you when you are not feeling well with a team of compassionate, well-trained physician and staff. Same-day sick visits are available when needed. Basic diagnostic tests can be performed in office, or for your convenience samples may be collected for further testing. Appropriate instructions are given, and treatments prescribed to get you feeling better and back to your full potential as soon as possible.