Few things can have more of an impact on your health and wellness than a great preventive care strategy. Naheed Ali, MD, FHM of Dilshad Concierge Medicine, Beverly Hills, in Beverly Hills, California, is passionate about the role that preventive care plays in happy and healthy lives, and strives to provide unparalleled service to the men and women who entrust her with their health care. If you’d like to learn more about the power of preventive care, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.
Preventive care is an area of medical care dedicated to disease prevention. That description, however, minimizes the importance of preventive care in making the most of your overall health and wellness.
Far too often, the main point of entry into any type of health care comes when a medical issue arises. That’s the worst time to begin working with a new doctor or practice. At that point, you and your loved ones are already stressed and in a bad frame of mind to receive guidance and make important medical decisions.
Preventive care forms a foundation of health services that are performed at your leisure and when you are relaxed and alert. For many, the chance to build a more in-depth bond with Dr. Ali during primary care visits is a primary factor in choosing concierge health care.
Routine physicals are a central component of preventive care. These visits allow Dr. Ali to assess your overall health and track any changes that develop over time. They’re also your opportunity to ask questions or express concerns about symptoms and changes, or explore ways to improve your wellness.
Screenings are also an important part of preventive care. As you move through the phases of life, your health screening needs shift and change. Staying on top of those screenings can catch problems in the early stages, where treatment is often most effective.
Immunizations are an important part of preventing illness, and many Americans believe they are better protected than they actually are. Dr. Ali reviews your immunization record to look for gaps that need to be filled. If you’re missing shots, she can administer the immunizations you need to stay healthy.
Medication management is also part of preventive care. If you’re taking multiple medications to treat ongoing health issues, it’s important to have your doctor make a periodic review of your medication plan. Certain drugs don’t interact well together, and those interactions could be to blame for common complaints like sleep disruptions, headaches, high blood pressure, and more.
To explore preventive care in more detail, book a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ali online or by phone today. Because Dr. Ali only sees a select group of patients, her schedule can more easily accommodate same-day or next-day visits.