How to Talk to Patients About Preventive Health Care

  • February 10, 2023

Clinical preventive services are essential to promoting patient health. Preventative care can reduce the risk of disease, impede debilitating disabilities, and mitigate chronic illnesses. To boost public health, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends several regular consultations and screening tests. Yet, only an estimated 8% of Americans undergo routine health screenings.

As the most effective way to limit chronic conditions, costly medications, and avoidable surgeries, it’s important to address your patients’ concerns and encourage them to seek preventative care wherever possible. Routine wellness profiles, an integral part of preventative care, shed light on patient health to promote longevity, aid in diagnosis, and reduce the impact of chronic illnesses.

Wellness Profiles

A routine health and wellness panel provides an in-depth view of your patients’ biochemistry. With a wellness panel, you and your patient can track development, limit the effects of age, and monitor potential health problems. Paired with a six-month follow-up test for any concerns, yearly screenings can promote public health and lessen the burden of chronic diseases on both patients and the healthcare system.

 Focus on the evidence-based health benefits of preventative care to show your patients how it can improve their quality of life.

Tracking Development

Since preventative care can help you track your patient’s health status over time, it’s important to highlight how every individual’s needs shift as they age. These changes make regular checkups and screenings particularly important for examining risk factors, analyzing potential health problems, and aiding in health promotion and disease prevention.

During every stage of life, preventative care is critical to health.  Preventative care allows you to monitor concerns such as mental health problems, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Routine wellness screenings inform a healthcare plan and helps your patients balance diet, physical activity, and additional necessary healthcare services for a healthy lifestyle. Yearly testing encourages healthy living practices that will increase your patients’ longevity and limit the development of potential chronic diseases. Preventative care should be lifetime care. 

Early Detection 

Preventive care is particularly useful for the early detection of several illnesses and chronic diseases. Through regular exams and other preventative healthcare methods, you can help your patients avoid the pain, expense, and time of managing late-stage diseases. Health and wellness panels can help catch cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease early.

Along with breast cancer and colorectal cancer screenings, such as routine wellness panels, are an effective way to detect cancer before your patients experience any symptoms. Due to cancer’s unnoticeable early symptoms, routine screening is a necessary step towards early detection. Early interventions are vital for cancer treatment. 

Preventive Care Services

Lastly, you’ll want to discuss the right preventive health services for your patients. Get comprehensive blood evaluations and develop a focused, individualized treatment plan.

Access Medical Labs and Preventive Care Services

For in-depth, reliable health screenings to strengthen your preventive health care, explore blood and saliva panels from Access Medical Labs. From cancer and heart health testing to wellness health screens, Access Medical Labs offers powerful diagnostic and preventive healthcare tools with test results in industry-leading time.

More About Dr. Ghen

Mitchell Ghen, DO, Ph.D

Mitchell Ghen, DO, Ph.D. has 33 years of experience in Anti-Aging and holistic and integrative medicine. Along with his work in nutritional medicine, “Dr. Mitch” has a remarkable amount of experience as an expert clinician and researcher in the field of stem cell transplantation.

In addition to being a physician, Dr. Mitch holds a Master’s Degree in Biomechanical Trauma and has a Ph.D. in nutrition and psychoneuroimmunology. He is an international lecturer on oral and IV nutrition and stem cell transplantation and is recognized as one of the premier teachers at conferences and seminars on integrative medicine. His private practice is in Boca Raton, Florida.

Dr. Mitch’s vast academic knowledge, coupled with his entertaining delivery, makes him one of the most sought after personalities in his field. Currently, he is a medical director for several Natural Medicine companies and a consultant for physicians worldwide, teaching them how to implement integrative medicine into their practices.

He is the co-author of four textbooks including the “Advance Guide to Longevity Medicine,” “The Ghen and Raine’s Guide to Compounding Pharmaceuticals,” “The Anti-Aging Physicians’ Handbook for Compounding Pharmaceuticals,” and “The Essentials and Science of IV Parenteral Medicine.”