Preventative Care

EZ HealthCare

Internal Medicine & Obesity Medicine Specialists located in Sugarland, TX

Prevention is the key to maintaining long-term health. Located in Sugarland, Texas, EZ HealthCare gives patients access to a number of effective preventive services. Led by internal medicine physician Seema Jabeen, MD, the practice specializes in individualized care and patient education. EZ HealthCare focuses on preventive care as a simple, effective way to safeguard your overall health. To learn how preventive care can benefit your health, call the office, or request an appointment online today.

Preventative Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care is a field of medicine that aims to help patients maintain their long-term health and avoid illness, injury, and disease. Preventive care gives you the tools to play a proactive role in managing your health. Unlike conventional medicine, which relies on symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, preventive medicine helps patients minimize their risk for certain conditions before symptoms occur.

Preventive medicine consists of screenings to help identify your health risks and lifestyle modifications to manage those risks. Vaccinations are also an important aspect of preventive care. The team takes an educational approach to patient care, taking the time to each patient understand their health risks and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Many serious conditions can be avoided with healthy lifestyle habits. Dr. Jabeen focuses on a healthy diet and weight management as the basis of preventive care.

What conditions can be avoided with preventive care?

Preventive care can help you minimize your risk for many conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke

Some of the most common health concerns like diabetes and high cholesterol are avoidable. With routine screenings, you and your doctor can identify your risks and take actionable steps toward improving your health.

EZ HealthCare provides a number of health screenings to help determine the status of your health.

What is a physical exam?

A physical exam is a routine part of your yearly visit. The physical exam allows your doctor to update your medical history and note any changes to your health. The physical is also your opportunity to voice any concerns you have about your health. During the physical exam, your doctor checks things like your heart rate, breathing, and motor functions to ensure your body is functioning properly. Depending on your needs, your physical exam can include a variety of evaluations, including:

  • Breast exam
  • Testicular exam
  • Rectal exam
  • Pelvic exam
  • Screening for osteoporosis

A physical exam can help identify several health concerns, including arthritis, high blood pressure, and thyroid disorders.

What is a blood test?

Blood tests are a simple and effective way to identify a number of issues with your health. If you’re at risk for certain conditions, your doctor may recommend a blood test to rule out certain conditions or determine your risk for a chronic or acute illness. Blood tests are used to identify conditions like hypothyroidism, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders. In many cases, conditions like prediabetes can be reversed when caught during the early stages.

To learn how preventive care can help you maintain your health, call EZ HealthCare, or request an appointment online today.