Preventative Care

Adult Primary Care & Urgent Care located in Lanham, MD

Preventative Care
Preventative Care services offered in Lanham, MD

Preventive care combines screening, regular checkups, immunizations, and more to help you avoid getting sick. Sherif Hassan, MD, at Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care in Lanham, Maryland, promotes preventive care to all his patients, helping them enjoy better health and increased well-being. To benefit from comprehensive preventive care, call Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care today or book an appointment online.

Preventative Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care focuses on keeping you healthy rather than just treating you when you’re sick.

Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care’s preventive care services can stop you from developing serious health problems, keep you fitter and stronger as you age, and save you the untold pain and misery that severe medical conditions cause.

The practice provides all the necessary care to stay healthy in one convenient location, including on-site lab services.

What preventive care could I benefit from?

Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care offers comprehensive preventive care services, including:

Physicals

Physicals are routine exams where your doctor checks all your health indicators, including heart rate, breathing, reflexes, lung and heart sounds, and blood pressure. 

In addition to an annual physical, Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care offers well-woman and well-man exams and other specialized physicals.

Screening

Screening is a way of detecting the earliest signs of diseases like cancer, dementia, mental health problems, diabetes, and heart disease. Your provider might do a physical exam, like checking your breasts or prostate gland for lumps or going over your skin for abnormal lesions.

They also send blood and cell samples to the on-site lab to look for early cell changes that could develop into cancer. 

Some of the most simple screening tests, like blood pressure measurement and blood tests for cholesterol and high glucose, are the most effective forms of preventive care, helping you avoid potentially life-threatening conditions.

Immunizations

Immunizations introduce harmless substances into your body that enable your immune system to create antibodies that kill specific bacteria and viruses. Immunizations protect you against multiple diseases, including potentially deadly ones like smallpox and tetanus.

How do I engage with preventive care?

The first way you can engage with preventive care is to make sure you go to your routine checkups and screenings at Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care and keep up to date with your immunizations.

The other significant aspect of preventive care is improving your lifestyle. Many of the most dangerous and common diseases are caused or worsened by poor diet, unmanaged stress, excess body weight, insufficient exercise, and bad habits like smoking.

The most effective way of preventing these issues from affecting your well-being is to:

  • Lose weight
  • Give up smoking
  • Exercise regularly
  • Find ways to relax
  • Cut down your alcohol intake
  • Eat a healthy, varied diet

Your Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care provider can help you with all these issues, offering support, advice, and treatment.

To benefit from high-quality preventive care, call the office or book an appointment online today.

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