Preventive Care Specialist

Munoz Urgent Care

Family Medicine & Urgent Care located in Anaheim, CA

Preventive care revolves around services and solutions that are designed to reduce your risk of chronic disease and taking steps to improve your wellness. Top primary care family physician Joseph Munoz, MD, and the practitioners at Munoz Urgent Care offer comprehensive preventive care packages. Take control of your health today by scheduling an evaluation at this Anaheim, California, clinic either online or over the phone.

Preventive Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care involves proactively taking steps to prevent chronic disease. While all men, women, and children need preventive care services, they’re particularly important if you have a family history of serious health issues, including cancer. Comprehensive preventive care can help reduce your risk of:

  • Kidney, heart, and gallbladder disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis

Quality preventive care can help you live a long, healthy life. Even if you’ve never focused on preventive care before, it’s never too late to get started.

What happens during a preventive care exam?

While many types of tests and screenings are common during a preventive care visit, you might need additional evaluations. Typically, preventive care exams include:

  • Blood pressure check
  • Head-to-toe physical exam
  • Blood or urine screenings
  • Dietary and nutrition counseling
  • Evaluation of family medical history

Because being overweight increases your risk of developing so many chronic diseases, preventive care may also include weight control solutions or exercise plans to help you take charge of your health. After all, even a moderate weight reduction can start decreasing your risk of chronic diseases right away.

How often do I need preventive screenings?

If you’re generally healthy, with no previous medical concerns and no family history of serious disease, you need preventive screenings annually. Even if you’re healthy, Dr. Munoz stresses the importance of regular preventive screenings, because chronic conditions don’t develop overnight.

For instance, your blood pressure might start gradually increasing, or your weight may slowly start going up. These issues could elevate your risk of heart disease and similar concerns. The point of preventive care screenings at Munoz Urgent Care is to catch these red flags early and work to resolve them before you have anything to worry about.

If Dr. Munoz does notice an early indicator of chronic disease, he usually counsels you on lifestyle changes you can make to help resolve the issue, like exercising to reduce high cholesterol. In this case, he might want you to come in for a follow-up about 3-6 months later to see how you’re progressing.

Get started on your preventive care management plan at Munoz Urgent Care right away. Schedule your evaluation online, or call the clinic.