Preventive Care: 5 Reasons Why It’s Important for Your Health

July 12, 2019 5 Comments
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Unfortunately, many people don’t go to the doctor as often as they should for preventive care. They believe if they aren’t suffering from any specific illness or symptoms that there’s no reason to schedule an appointment.

However, many diseases are preventable when detected early as are many chronic diseases avoidable with the right treatment plans and precautions. When it comes to annual doctor visits per person, the U.S. is among the lowest.

  • When’s the last time you saw your physician?
  • Were you already sick by the time you got to the office?

If you plead guilty to this, then here are some reasons why you should try to create new habits around your healthcare. Concerning your health and wellness, these items can be the best thing to maintain balance:

  • Regular check-ups
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Screening

Chronic diseases account for 7 out of every ten deaths of Americans per year and they result in 75% of healthcare costs in the U.S. Diseases like these are easier to treat in the beginning and can be preventable when detected early through tests.

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease

Achieving optimal health requires work, but when it comes to your wellbeing, we believe it’s worth it! Check out our top five reasons why preventive care is crucial for your health.


1. Check for High Blood Pressure and Increased Cholesterol Levels

When it comes to health, there are lots of numbers to pay attention to, but two of the most important are your blood pressure and cholesterol.

To achieve optimal health, both numbers should remain under a specific limit, which varies depending on your age.

Leaving these numbers unchecked could lead to the development of severe conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, or even a heart attack.

Monitoring these numbers with advanced cardiovascular screening and other tests can allow for a proper treatment plan (such as diet and exercise) to be made.


2. Identify Current Health Risks

  • Do you have a family history of illness?
  • Have you recently experienced changes in your body?

There are many illnesses that you could be at risk for without even knowing it. Whether you have a genetic predisposition or your physiology creates a condition, regular visits with your doctor can help identify health risks and gives you the luxury of getting a head start on preventive treatment.


3. Gives You Peace of Mind

At our practice, we are just as concerned with your emotional wellbeing as your physical. When you take the initiative to put your health first, you can give yourself the peace of mind to know that things are as they should be or that you are on the right path to your wellbeing.


4. Complete Age-Appropriate Screening

At a certain age, all patients should be undergoing screening for preventable diseases like:

Screening tests are the best way to detect and prevent the above. We offer several diagnostic services and screening options.


5. Establish a Medical History

Our team wants to be a resource and partner in your health! When you have regular check-ups, we can establish a relationship as well as a thorough medical history and profile.

All of which are beneficial for you. We’ll be better able to tailor treatment programs to your unique needs and help you achieve your health goals and put you at ease with any health concerns.


We Are Here for You

Our goal with taking preventive approaches to health is for you to enjoy your life! An integrated approach to your healthcare can allow for improved quality of life.

If you believe the old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” then we invite you to visit us today! We’ll work together to address your health concerns and reach your health goals.

Take control of your health today by getting in touch with our team!



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5 thoughts on “Preventive Care: 5 Reasons Why It’s Important for Your Health”

  1. My mom is thinking about going to a preventative care clinic. Getting a professional to help her could be really helpful. I’ll be sure to tell her that many diseases are preventable when detected early.

  2. I would like to know why it’s important to go to Preventive Medicine. I found it interesting when you said that a regular visit to the doctor can help identify health risks and help you getting a head start on preventive treatment. Thank you for the information. I’ll contact a professional and book a consult.

  3. The Lamkin Clinic offers the best, most knowledgeable physicians and professional staff, in one location. My health and quality of life have soared since working with Dr Lamkin and his very committed way of listening to his patients. He continues to answer every question I have, (last time it was two pages long) until I am clear on the answers. My illnesses have been complex, and Dr Lamkin has found ways to learn more about me, my medical situation, and updated my diagnosis after studying about mold illness. Dr Lamkin will find the answers and continue to educate himself, often, because a patient has asked for help and he is determined to help them. That is what happened to me, and I am well on my way to the best health of my life! Thank you, sincerely, Dr Lamkin and the excellent team at the Lamkin Clinic.

  4. I liked that you said that one thing to consider when you have children is to take them to the health clinic for preventative vaccines in order to prevent diseases and illnesses. I have been thinking about taking my children to the doctor routinely but I have been worried that it will be too much of an overwhelming experience for them. I will be sure to take my children to the clinic for vaccines even though they might be nervous now that I understand that preventative medicine is important.

  5. That’s crazy that chronic diseases account for 7 out of every 10 deaths in America every year. No wonder it’s so important to see a doctor for screenings and to check up on heart rate and blood pressure. My husband and I just moved so we will have to find a new healthcare center so that we keep up on our preventive care.

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