Preventative Care Specialist

Summit Medicine and Wellness

Aesthetics & Internal Medicine located in Hamilton, NJ & Ewing, NJ

Prevention of chronic disease and illness is an essential part of healthy, whole living. At Summit Medicine and Wellness, internal medicine specialist Neelima Vudarla, MD, provides screenings and checkups to catch possible health concerns before they escalate. Men and women in Hamilton and Ewing, New Jersey, can benefit from having Dr. Vudarla and her team help them keep up with their health. To learn more about the benefits of preventive care, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Preventative Care Q & A

What is preventive health care?

Each year, millions of people in the United States die of preventable causes. Preventive health care helps you avoid illness and detects potential problems before you even notice symptoms. When you detect disease or risk factors for disease early, they’re much easier to treat.

Strategies involved in preventive care include lifestyle counseling, screening tests, and regular physicals. Preventive care differs from disease treatment in that Dr. Vudarla and her team intend to help you avoid needing treatment that involves medications, surgery, or other interventions.

Why is an annual physical an important part of preventive care?

An annual physical gives you the chance to build a relationship with Dr. Vudarla. During this appointment, she reviews health changes and any health concerns you have. She performs a comprehensive physical exam and can check if you’re up-to-date with vaccinations, which are essential in helping prevent serious infections, including the flu.

During an annual physical, Dr. Vudarla also reviews your prescription medications to make sure the type and dosage is still working for your treatment plan.

What types of conditions can be avoided with preventive care?

Many chronic conditions and the complications associated with them can be prevented with the help of Dr. Vudarla and her team, including:

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

Dr. Vudarla can coach you on lifestyle habits that reduce your risk of developing these conditions. She may also help you with weight loss and nutrition counseling, intrinsic steps to reducing your risk of disease.

What screening tests are part of preventive care?

Screening tests are an important part of preventive care. These tests can detect minor changes before they have a major effect on your health. Some preventive care screenings include:

  • Blood pressure measurements
  • Cholesterol blood tests
  • Pap tests
  • Mammograms
  • Colonoscopies
  • Blood sugar (glucose) level measurements
  • HIV testing
  • Obesity screening
  • Depression evaluation

When you have regular screenings, you can be sure you’re on the right track to good health or find out early on that you need medical intervention for a health problem.

To learn more about how you can prevent disease and dysfunction, call Summit Medicine and Wellness or schedule an appointment at their offices in Hamilton or Ewing, New Jersey, today using online booking.