Preventive medicine can alert you to potentially serious health problems early on when they’re most responsive to treatment. At Medical Compass MD in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, in New York City, and Setauket, New York, on Long Island, David Dunaief, MD, uses a functional and integrative approach to preventive care. The practice offers a full range of services, including physical exams, and recommends laboratory testing and other screenings. To schedule your appointment, call the office or request your appointment online today.
Preventive medicine is a branch of internal medicine that diagnoses and treats health problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. These and other chronic conditions usually present few symptoms in their early stages. As a result, you might be at risk and not even realize it.
Scheduling regular adult preventive care appointments is an easy way to lower your risk of serious health problems. It also presents an opportunity to build a relationship with your physician and to discuss unusual symptoms or concerns.
Medical Compass MD offers a variety of preventive medicine measures, including:
A physical exam is a routine test used to check on your overall health and well-being. During a physical, Dr. Dunaief checks for possible diseases and issues that might become medical concerns in the future.
Laboratory testing refers to blood tests, urinalysis, and stool samples. These tests can detect health problems that aren’t obvious, such as high cholesterol, hormonal imbalances, and vitamin deficiencies.
Laboratory testing also plays an important role in diagnosing diabetes, thyroid disease, and certain types of cancer.
Dr. Dunaief reviews your basic lab work when you come in for preventive medicine and orders additional lab testing to measure inflammatory factors and nutrient levels.
Dr. Dunaief follows an integrative approach, advising patients on the LIFE (low inflammatory foods every day) diet, a nutrient-dense, whole-foods approach to daily living and well-being.
To ensure good physical and mental health, Dr. Dunaief recommends you schedule a preventive medicine appointment once a year. If you have a chronic condition like high blood pressure or diabetes, more frequent appointments may be necessary.
Following an initial consultation, Dr. Dunaief can develop a custom schedule that aligns with your health history and individual needs.
Anyone who wants to improve their health and overall quality of life can benefit from preventive medicine. The more you know about your body and potential risk factors, the easier it is to make healthy lifestyle choices.
To schedule your adult preventive care appointment at Medical Compass MD, call the office or request an appointment online today.