Medical Alliance of Southern New Jersey
Internal Medicine Physicians located in Vineland, NJ
If you want to stay active, healthy, and live the best life possible, preventive medicine is the way to make it happen. With yearly preventive checkups, the team at Medical Alliance of Southern New Jersey in Vineland can detect potential problems at an early stage, while they’re still easy to treat. To schedule your preventive checkup, call the office in Vineland, New Jersey.
Preventative Medicine Q & A
How does preventive medicine protect my health?
Chronic disease progressively develops for years before it produces symptoms. By the time you experience a symptom and decide to get a checkup, it’s too late to prevent the problem.
During your yearly preventive exams, your doctor can detect subtle changes in your health in time to either prevent chronic disease or to stop it from worsening.
Diabetes is a good example. In the years before you develop Type 2 diabetes, your blood sugar is elevated. It’s just not high enough to be classified as diabetes. When you’re in this prediabetic stage, you can prevent full-blown Type 2 diabetes with lifestyle changes. But once you have diabetes, it can’t be cured.
Preventive health care also finds serious health problems such as cancer at an early stage, when you have the best chance of curing the disease.
What should I expect during a preventive medicine exam?
The entire medical staff at Medical Alliance of Southern New Jersey — the doctors and board-certified family nurse practitioner — are involved in preventive care. They review your medical history, talk about medications you may take, and perform a thorough physical exam.
Preventive medicine is all about screening for potential problems, so you may have blood tests to check for cholesterol, blood sugar, hormone levels, body-wide inflammation, and other measures of your health.
Preventive care also includes:
- Screening for cancer (breast, prostate, lung, and colon)
- Bone density testing for osteoporosis
- Weight-loss and diet counseling
- Immunizations as needed for your age and health
- Help with smoking cessation
- Alcohol and substance misuse counseling
You can count on the team to provide the full range of care for all types of health concerns facing adults.
Is diagnostic testing available on site?
The team at Medical Alliance of Southern New Jersey believes in providing comprehensive and convenient health care. With the help of an on-site Quest lab, the practice provides diagnostic and lab services in the office, including:
- Allergy testing
- Six-minute walk test
- Pulmonary function testing
- Blood work
If you’re in good health, you only need annual preventive exams. Patients who are diagnosed with a health condition may need to come in for more frequent monitoring.
If it’s time for your preventive medicine visit, call Medical Alliance of Southern New Jersey or book an appointment online.