Regular preventive care visits with your health provider establish a baseline of your health and wellness. It may also prevent or delay chronic disease. Renuka Patel, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is a primary care provider at TrueCARE Integrative Medicine in Glenview, Illinois. Ms. Patel offers preventive care visits to assess your current health and screen for future health problems. Then, she helps you create a life plan that leads to better overall wellness. Call the office or schedule your preventive care appointment online today.

What is preventive care?

Preventive care is an area of medicine that focuses on helping you stay healthy and well. It’s a more proactive approach to care, aiming to put you back in charge of your health.

Regular preventive care exams help your provider monitor your health, screen for diseases, and provide the tools and education you need to prevent or delay chronic health conditions.

Preventive care can also improve your management of a chronic health problem, preventing these conditions from causing more serious health complications.

At TrueCARE Integrative Medicine, Ms. Patel takes a personalized and integrative approach to care. She focuses on finding the underlying cause of your health issues or concerns and designing plans that address that root cause, improving overall health and well-being.

Preventive care is health care rather than sick care.

When do I need preventive care?

Ms. Patel recommends an annual preventive care exam. Regular preventive care visits establish your baseline health.

Every year, having a preventive exam gives Ms. Patel an opportunity to closely monitor your health for changes. Finding health problems early may prevent them from turning into serious chronic conditions

You also need regular preventive care visits if you have a chronic disease like diabetes or high blood pressure. When properly monitored and managed, you can take control of these diseases, potentially preventing them from getting worse.

What happens during preventive care?

Ms. Patel takes a personalized approach to care at TrueCARE Integrative Medicine. The specifics of your preventive care visit depends on your age, health concerns, current health status, and medical history.

Ms. Patel asks detailed questions about all the factors that influence your well-being, including diet, exercise, stress, work life, home life, and sleep habits. She performs a physical examination and runs lab tests to better understand your health needs and screen for diseases.

The focus of preventive care is to help you create habits that lead to better health and prevent the onset of more severe health concerns. The foundational factors of preventive care at TrueCARE Integrative Medicine include:

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Stress management
  • Lifestyle adjustments

Ms. Patel helps you make long-lasting and beneficial changes to your daily routine that best support your health and wellness over time.

Schedule your preventive care visit by calling TrueCARE Integrative Medicine or booking an appointment online today.