Preventive Care Specialist

Talia Medical Group

Internal Medicine located in Temecula, CA

Preventive care saves lives, but millions of Americans don’t take advantage of preventive resources. Many of the leading causes of death in America, including heart disease, cancer, and respiratory disease, can be prevented or caught early with proper screenings, medications, and lifestyle choices. Dr. Michael Basch of Talia Medical Group in Temecula, California, believes in the power of preventive care and works with each patient to craft a care plan for their needs. Schedule an appointment today to take a proactive approach to your healthcare.

Preventive Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

The goal of preventive care is to prevent or delay the onset of disease. Preventive care includes a range of screenings, immunizations, medication, nutrition, and lifestyle choices that can prevent chronic or terminal diseases.

Many patients forego preventive care due to financial concerns, only to be faced with significantly greater costs later on when they need more comprehensive care. It’s important to work with your healthcare team now to understand your risk factors and screening choices before it’s too late.

Which diseases are preventable?

Many common diseases can be prevented or delayed. Some common preventable diseases are:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Some forms of cancer
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Periodontal disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Stroke

While genetics, environment, and age are also risk factors for these diseases, appropriate screenings and preventive lifestyle choices can significantly reduce your risk.

What treatments are included in preventive care plans?

Dr. Basch works with you to create a preventive care plan customized to your needs and health history. Preventive care typically includes some of the following measures:

  • Cholesterol screenings
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Blood tests
  • Diabetes screenings
  • Cancer screenings, such as mammograms, colonoscopies, and skin exams
  • Immunizations
  • Sexually-transmitted infection protection and immunizations
  • Smoking cessation programs
  • Nutrition and exercise planning
  • Mental health care
  • Oral health care

With a combination of medical treatment and screening, education, and lifestyle changes, many chronic diseases can be delayed or even prevented.

Who is a good candidate for preventive care?

Preventive care is important for people of all ages. From young children practicing proper teeth brushing techniques to seniors actively seeking out cancer screenings, preventive care can help you live a longer, healthier life.

Preventive care also aims to reduce long-term health costs, reducing your chance of developing a life-threatening or chronic disease in the future. Preventive care is especially important for anyone with a family history of certain diseases, and Dr. Basch and his team will review your medical history carefully to ensure you receive the best care for your needs.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Basch today to create a preventive health care plan for you and your family.