Preventive screenings, wellness exams, and physicals are all part of the internal medicine branch of medicine, encouraging people to take action to reduce the risk of disease and improve their overall health. Muhammad Abbasi, MD, and the team at Alliance MD Weight Loss Center in Covington, Georgia, offer internal medicine preventive care to improve their patients’ quality of life. Call the practice, or book an appointment online today.
Internal medicine focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care of internal diseases. The internal medicine services at Alliance MD Weight Loss Center are based on preventing disease, disability, and early death through annual physical exams, preventive screenings, and effective weight management.
Internal medicine services are the same as those offered by a family medicine practitioner, except they are focused on adult medicine.
Alliance MD Weight Loss Center provides internal medicine services to adults over age 16. A family medicine provider typically treats all members of a family, across all age groups from babies, to children, through adults.
The board-certified team at Alliance MD Weight Loss Center offers preventive primary care services, including:
During a physical exam, Dr. Abbasi and the team check your heartbeat, respiratory rate, blood pressure, and review your medical history. You’ll be asked questions about your diet, exercise, and sleep habits to determine your risk level for certain diseases and be provided with recommendations to reduce your risks. Annual exams are essential to primary and preventive care, allowing your doctor to assess your overall health and provide you with the opportunity to ask questions about health concerns or problems you’re experiencing.
Adults should receive preventive screenings regularly. The most common preventive screenings include cancer screenings, cardiovascular disease screenings, and immunizations. The exact screenings you receive depend on your gender, age, and family medical history. For example, women should receive cervical cancer screenings every three years between the ages of 21 and 65, while men should receive abnormal aortic aneurysm screenings between the ages of 65 and 75, particularly if you smoke.
If you struggle with your weight, you are at an increased risk for health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. A physician-supervised weight loss program with nutritional counseling, vitamin B12 injections, and appetite control can help you curb your cravings, live an active lifestyle, and drop the extra pounds.
If it has been more than a year since your last visit to the doctor, schedule an appointment with the caring and compassionate team at Alliance MD Weight Loss Center by phone or with the convenient online booking tool.