Preventive Care Services

Bringing Proactive, Preventive Health Care

 PREVENTION IS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO.

It’s simple: We believe it’s wiser to solve health problems before they become an issue. Preventive care makes you much less likely to develop more serious chronic conditions. We take time to explain preventive care, and most patients share the following sentiments. For the first time, I feel like a doctor understands what’s happening in my life with preventive care. I can’t believe what a difference it makes. Keeping Patients on Track with Preventive Care. SHIELD MEDICAL GROUP employs evidence-based protocols to find the diseases early. The goal is to manage the risk factors before they lead to a disease.

Primary clinical preventive services have an estimated net savings of $7 billion. Very few U.S. adults receive all recommended preventive health care services, and people should expect and deserve to receive all the recommended preventive services appropriate for them. Some of the commonly known reasons for not getting the recommended preventive services include lack of health insurance; lack of a usual doctor or nurse; and problems with health care delivery, including wait times in clinics or doctors’ The patients should take an active role, reach out, and ensure they’re getting preventative services to maintain and improve their health.

Shield medical group has developed their own BIMS Model - (Body intellect, Mind, and Social) to understand and organize our efforts to help you.

 Body-Physical HEALTH- To find out what is wrong with your Body

Intellect-COGNITIVE HEALTH- to assess your capability to understand the health care information.

Mind -EMOTIONAL HEALTH- Understand your mood, feelings, and Attitudes.

Social - SOCIAL HEALTH- To understand your social environment, which comprises other people, places, things, events, and time.

Preventive care helps detect or prevent serious diseases and medical problems before becoming paramount. Annual check-ups, immunizations, flu shots, and specific tests and screenings are a few examples of preventive care. It is also called routine care.

See a complete list of preventive care services

https://www.healthcare.gov/preventive-care-adults/.

Get those freebies (and improve your health) with preventive care.

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Diagnostic care is related to services where your provider looks for something specific, often based on preventive tests or screenings. For example, a radiologist may ask for a follow-up mammogram for a patient, and this follow-up checks for something found during the preventive or routine mammogram. The follow-up mammogram is diagnostic and not covered as preventative care.

Most preventive care at no cost to you as part of your health coverage

Early detection of medical problems, illnesses, and diseases helps your doctor provide proactive care and treatment

Routine maintenance can help you stay focused on your own health goals

Most health plans must cover eligible preventive care services at 100%.

Your primary care provider can help you coordinate the proper tests and shots for you. They may consider family history, age, sex, current health status, etc.

I FEEL FINE; THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH ME.

You may not feel any significant symptoms early on with many conditions, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes. But these "silent" medical problems can lead to serious health consequences if not detected early. Routine screenings, including breast, prostate, and colon cancer, can improve the chances of seeing cancer early on when it's most treatable.

I'M YOUNG; I DON'T NEED ANNUAL EXAMS YET.

Genetic predispositions, unhealthy lifestyle habits, and obesity can lead to serious health problems. By starting young with your annual physical exams, you can build a trusting relationship with your primary care physician, who can help you manage any potential health problems down the road.

I HAVE BEEN BUSY; I DON'T HAVE TIME TO SEE MY DOCTOR.

It could lead to spending even more time, and money, on advanced treatment down the road. It's also usually easier to get an appointment as an established patient, and you don't want to wait until you need a doctor to find a doctor