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Preventative Care

Preventative Care

Preventative Care services offered in Rancho Mirage, Blythe and Santa Maria, CA and Henderson, NV

Preventive care is an approach that strives to avoid serious health issues before they arise. This is the preferred method of care for Srinivas Vuthoori, MD, MBA, and the team at Officium Health. With locations in Rancho Mirage, Blythe, and Santa Maria, California, in addition to Henderson, Nevada, the team can help you prevent illness and chronic disease so you live life to the fullest. To explore all that preventive care has to offer, book a visit online or over the phone today. 

Preventative Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care is an approach to health and wellness that seeks to prevent disease from developing. It’s a proactive approach that offers many benefits. Preventive care is available to people of all ages, although the specific methods used will vary based on your age, sex, and overall health. 

For example, the vaccines received during childhood are part of preventive health. Immunization allows your body to develop a strong immune defense without having to fight off a full-strength infectious disease. 

In adulthood, preventive health centers on getting the screenings appropriate for your specific circumstances. Never before have there been so many advanced screening tools to choose from, giving you a greater degree of control over your health than available to previous generations. 

Why should I see a doctor if I’m not sick?

Far too many people only visit a doctor once a serious illness or injury arises. That approach fails to make the most of preventive care and can place your health at risk. 

Building a trusting professional relationship with your health provider is an essential part of preventive care. Your practitioner gets to know you and your unique set of strengths and challenges and shapes your care accordingly. 

In addition to providing screenings, your practitioner also works with you to identify areas where you can make meaningful lifestyle improvements. Making changes in the way you nourish your body and the amount of activity within each day can help lower your risk of chronic disease. 

How often do I need to come in for preventive care visits?

Most people benefit from coming in for annual preventive care visits. If you experience an unexpected health problem, you are always welcome to come in for an acute care visit. 

If you have one or more chronic health issues, you may need to come in more frequently, at least until the condition is under control. Chronic disease management is an area of expertise at Officium Health. 

When you’re ready to book your next preventive health visit, spend a few moments on the online booking page to find a time that fits your schedule. You’re always welcome to call the Officium Health office and speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff regarding appointment availability.