Preventing illness and disease requires less time, money, and resources than treating them after you experience symptoms. Taiwo Adebayo, NP, and the experienced team at On Time Urgent Care, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio, deliver personalized preventive care to maintain your health as you age. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to book a preventive visit with the team.
Preventive care refers to medical services, health screenings, and lifestyle changes focused on avoiding disease, illness, and injury before they develop. Preventive measures can reduce your risk of chronic disease and other medical concerns threatening your health and well-being.
At On Time Urgent Care, LLC, the team works with you to develop a personalized preventive care plan that addresses your needs and helps you maintain your best health.
Preventive care saves you time, money, and worry. Addressing a health condition before you show symptoms usually means it’s more treatable than if you wait.
For example, carrying excess weight is a risk factor for diabetes because it increases insulin resistance. Making specific lifestyle changes, following a healthy diet, and exercising more frequently can help you lose weight. Maintaining a healthy weight regulates blood sugar and can help prevent Type 2 diabetes.
If you wait to seek treatment until you experience symptoms like vision problems or diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage), treatments can be invasive and costly. You might also have to take insulin injections regularly for the rest of your life.
Preventive care includes many services at On Time Urgent Care, LLC, including:
Health screenings detect signs of disease even when you look and feel healthy. The most common preventive screenings include physical exams, women’s health screenings, blood pressure checks, and cholesterol evaluations.
Vaccinations protect you and your community against infectious diseases like influenza (flu), chickenpox, and COVID-19.
Diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, arthritis, and other long-term conditions are chronic diseases that require ongoing care. The team works with you to develop a personalized care plan that slows your disease’s progression and prevents complications.
Educational guidance like nutritional counseling, lifestyle recommendations, and mental health care provide you with proactive steps you can take to maintain your health.
At On Time Urgent Care, LLC, your health care provider tailors your plan to meet your specific needs. When designing your plan, the team considers your age, medical history, lifestyle, and diet. As you age and your needs change, your provider adjusts your plan.
Call On Time Urgent Care, LLC, or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about preventive care.