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Preventive Medicine

Grace Family Medicine -  - Direct Primary Care

Grace Family Medicine

Direct Primary Care & Family Medicine located in Wellington, FL

Nearly 70% of people in the United States die from a chronic disease, such as heart disease or diabetes, which may be preventable. Located in Wellington, Florida, at Grace Family Medicine Direct Primary Care of Wellington, the experienced medical team takes a proactive and holistic approach to your health with a focus on preventive medicine. Through a direct primary care model, you get comprehensive wellness visits and annual check-ups that provide health screenings and the education you need to maintain or improve health. To schedule your exam, call the office or click the online booking button today.

Preventive Medicine Q & A

What is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on protecting and promoting your health and well-being to reduce your risk of developing a chronic disease that may affect your quality of life. 

The compassionate team at Grace Family Medicine Direct Primary Care of Wellington takes a holistic approach to medicine, which means when evaluating your health, they take into consideration not only your physical health, but also your emotional, mental, social, and spiritual health. Understanding all of your health needs allows the team to provide personalized care that addresses your whole health to help you maintain and/or promote overall wellness. 

What can I expect during a preventive medicine visit?

You can expect comprehensive care during a preventive medicine visit. Your wellness exam and annual check-up are often a starting point for your preventive medicine plan. These comprehensive evaluations allow your provider to gather all the information they need to fully evaluate your health and develop a plan that works towards health promotion.

During your wellness exam or annual check-up, your provider reviews your medical and family history, medication use, and any specific health concerns you may have. Then, they perform a physical exam and conduct various health screenings to assess your risk of common chronic diseases like hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Screenings may include:

  • Checking body composition 
  • Measuring blood pressure and heart rate readings
  • Assessing blood glucose levels
  • Conducting lipid profile testing

Depending on your age and sex, your provider may recommend additional health screenings, such as a Pap smear, prostate exam, colon cancer screening, or bone density test. 

What are the benefits of direct primary care and preventive medicine?

Grace Family Medicine Direct Primary Care of Wellington is a direct primary care practice, which means they have a smaller patient load and can spend the time needed with each patient so they can focus on providing the education and tools you need to promote health. 

Every visit, whether you’re coming in for your annual check-up or a sick visit, is relaxed and never rushed so the team can address all your health concerns. The more time the team gets to spend with you, the better they get to know you, your health, and your lifestyle. This additional time improves your provider-patient relationship that ultimately leads to better medical care and better health. 

Keeping you in good health is the primary focus at Grace Family Medicine Direct Primary Care of Wellington. To schedule a preventive medicine appointment, call the office or click the online booking tool today.