Healthcare in the U.S. is traditionally viewed as curative – using medical technology and knowledge to cure illnesses or injuries once they develop. Preventative Medicine, on the other hand, includes healthcare interventions that occur before the onset of sickness and disease and aim to prevent those conditions. It involves taking a holistic view of the patient’s health, rather than focusing on specific parts of the body or any particular diseases.
For instance, if you have a history of cardiovascular disease in your family, you may want a full cardiac profile for your own peace of mind or to address potential issues before they develop into health problems.
There are countless examples of how you can impact your health today and well into your future by incorporating the practice of Preventative Medicine into your daily life. To schedule your consultation with Florida’s top Preventative Medicine specialist, complete the form below or call us at (754) 247-0122 today!
Preventative Medicine is a specialized medical discipline and is considered a board-recognized specialty. The concept of Preventative Medicine (sometimes referred to as preventive medicine) is generally promoted by all physicians, though some doctors choose to specialize in it.
It is an interdisciplinary branch of medicine that focuses on the whole person, including all the myriad factors that have the potential to influence health.
The philosophy behind Preventative Medicine is that strengthening the body and building up the body’s ability to fight off illness offers better health results and an improved quality of life - as compared to acting after the onset of a particular disease.
The focus of Preventative Medicine is exactly as the name suggests: to prevent a disease or illness before it happens by improving overall and specific areas of health so that the body is better able to fight back effectively against potential threats and avoid injury.
This approach involves seeing the human body as a single entity rather than as individual organs or metabolic processes. Since every part of the body is interconnected with every other part, any illness that affects one specific part of the body will have a cascading effect on the rest.
For example, cancer screening is not only about detecting the onset of cancer. It is a preventive medical process that also acts against the effects that cancer (and cancer treatment) could have on all aspects of the cancer patient’s life.
In another example, strength training and exercises that build and maintain the muscles that support your knees can prevent or delay knee problems and potential knee replacement surgery later in life.
An important aspect of Preventative Medicine is the power of thinking ahead, combined with intelligent strategy. It also involves looking back – into your family’s medical history – to get an idea of which types of illness you should be especially careful to stave off.
Since it is specifically designed to protect your body against the onset of disease, injury and death, after incorporating Preventative Medicine into your health regimen, you will find that:
On your first visit, Dr. Borenstein will discuss your family medical history, personal medical history, lifestyle, daily stressors, diet, exercise habits, and current medications.
We can conduct comprehensive blood, saliva or urine tests as necessary, as well as evaluations of your major bodily systems - like full cardiac profiles, which can be helpful in identifying and preventing issues in the future.
One particularly effective example of Preventative Medicine is working with patients to reduce a risk factor like obesity which is known to contribute to the development of diabetes, coronary disease and other medical conditions. A medical weight loss program may be part of the preventive plan we develop together.
At Manhattan Integrative Medicine in Boca Raton, FL, we offer the most up-to-date testing and diagnostics, along with cutting-edge approaches like Preventative Medicine, so you can avoid illness, injury and disease and maintain renewed health and freedom from troublesome symptoms and medical conditions.
We recommend that you prepare a list of current symptoms prior to your first consultation.
Dr. David Borenstein is a top functional medicine practitioner in Florida who recognizes that each individual patient requires a prevention and treatment regimen tailored to an individual health profile and specific medical and family history. Dr. Borenstein has an established history of helping his patients stay healthy and avoid illness with his Preventative Medicine approach.
Call Manhattan Integrative Medicine in Boca Raton FL at (754) 247-0122 for an initial phone consultation or complete our quick online form.
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