“Prevention is the best medicine.” It’s a familiar phrase, but what does it mean? At Trade Winds Family Medicine, we will help you to achieve and maintain optimal health through a variety of screening tests, lifestyle adjustments, and supportive therapies, when indicated. Don’t wait until illness strikes before taking your health seriously. Call the office in Kailua, Hawaii, at (808) 263-7383, and let’s work to keep you well.
Preventive Wellness Question & Answer
Preventive wellness is a proactive approach to health and medicine. Instead of waiting until you’re ill before you see a provider, you focus on achieving and maintaining optimal health. Preventive wellness encompasses many activities and procedures, including:
- Annual well-woman, well-man, or well-child exams
- Adopting healthier lifestyle habits
- Quitting smoking and excessive alcohol
- Attaining and maintaining a healthy weight
The professionals at Trade Winds Family Medicine offer preventive care as part of their overall approach to your health.
When you come for an annual evaluation, our providers talk to you about your lifestyle habits and any concerns you may have about your health. By conducting a thorough evaluation that includes your medical as well as your family’s medical history, they get a greater insight into the types of health conditions that you’re at risk for and then devise a strategy to help you avoid them and stay healthy.
For instance, if you need to lose weight to manage or avoid diabetes or heart disease, we may recommend a diet and exercise plan. A weight-loss treatment plan should incorporate healthy foods and fun forms of movement into your daily routine. This not only helps you to lose extra pounds but also improves your overall sense of well-being as you become more proactive about your health.
If you experience stress at home, at work, or at school, our expert team will recommend stress management techniques. When you come for a consultation, they consider you in the context of your environment and lifestyle. They can help you with everything from mental health issues to substance abuse to physical ailments.
Preventive wellness is an approach to life. You can contact the practice whenever you’re facing a challenge instituting a new habit, or if you experience a setback. You should also be sure to schedule annual health assessments, particularly when recommended screenings are due.
To get started on your individual preventive wellness plan, contact Trade Winds Family Medicine at (808)263-7383.