Preventive Office Visit Content


A Healthier You Starts Here

Take the First Step Toward Making Your Health a Priority

Taking care of yourself means managing your body and emotions. You can do many things, but regular preventive care is essential. Preventive care can help you find health risks early and keep you informed to stay healthy.

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Understanding Preventive Care

When you get sick or have an injury, the first place you might go is your Primary Care Provider (PCP). But that’s not all they are there for.

Your PCP can also help with preventive care, such as:

  • Checking your overall health over time
  • Screenings to find health problems early
  • Vaccines to prevent diseases
  • Teaching and advising you to make good health choices

Based on your age and health conditions, your preventive care will be focused on your needs.

Getting a Full Picture of Your Health

When you see your PCP, they will measure different things to see how healthy you are, including:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Heart Rate
  • Blood Pressure

During the visit, your Primary Care Physician (PCP) will check the medicines you take and your family’s health history. They will also discuss things in your life that can affect your health and advise you on staying healthy.

If you have any questions about your health, this is a great time to ask your PCP.
They are here to support you throughout your health journey.

Detecting Conditions Early

Preventive screenings can help you find health risks early and get the best treatment possible.
These screenings might include exams, vaccines, and lab tests.

Common conditions you can get screened for are:

Blood pressure

Blood pressure







Bone Density

Bone Density

Your PCP can also screen you for different types of cancer including breast, cervical, colorectal and lung cancer.

Adding an Extra Layer of Protection

Staying up to date on your vaccines adds an additional layer of protection against diseases and helps prevent you, and those around you, from getting sick.

Your PCP will likely recommend you get:

  • A flu vaccine every year
  • A Tdap vaccine
  • A COVID-19 vaccine

Some vaccines wear off over time, and your risks change as you age. Talk to your PCP about additional vaccines you may need to stay healthy.

Keeping You and Your Care Team Informed

Regular visits with your PCP allow them to get to know you better so they can provide the best possible care. This includes your family health history.

Your family’s health history shows what health problems to keep an eye on. It includes genetic predispositions, things you share with your family, and things around you that might affect your health.

Regular check-ups are essential. They help you stay informed and healthy, especially if your family has a history of certain health problems.

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This information is provided for general informational purposes. Information contained in this communication is not intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider regarding your healthcare needs.