Preventive care helps protect your long-term health and allows your provider to personalize your health care to fit your needs. Brad Peterson, APRN, of Sunnylane Medical Clinic offers compassionate preventive care for patients living in and around Del City, Oklahoma. To prevent chronic disease and acute illness, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

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What is preventive care?

Preventive care is a personalized area of medical care that focuses on preventing chronic conditions and acute illness. Preventive care also helps avoid long-term progression and complications from chronic disease.

The team at Sunnylane Medical Clinic customizes your preventive care plan based on your:

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Health history
  • Family history
  • Lifestyle
  • Personal health goals
  • Health risks

Preventive care is part of an ongoing health maintenance plan that you develop with Sunnylane Medical Clinic. By making choices that protect and improve your wellness today, you ensure your optimal health for tomorrow.

How does preventive care prevent chronic conditions?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), preventive care can help improve your health risks through:

  • Preventing the development of chronic illness
  • Detecting and treating chronic illness in its earliest stages
  • Slowing or stopping the progression of chronic illness

Comprehensive preventive care helps protect against common chronic conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, obesity, kidney disease, respiratory disease, vascular disease, heart disease, and cancer.

What are preventive care services?

Sunnylane Medical Clinic offers a wide range of preventive health services that the team combines to create your customized preventive care plan.

Preventive care services include:

  • Annual physicals, including Medicare Wellness Visits
  • Men’s and women’s health services
  • Employment, school, and sports physicals
  • Cancer screenings, including breast, colon, and prostate
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Laboratory and allergy testing
  • Weight-loss management
  • Smoking cessation support
  • Routine blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar checks
  • Vaccinations

Medicare and most insurances cover preventive care, as it dramatically lowers your health risks and diminishes your lifetime need for hospital stays and long-term care.

Why is an annual physical important to quality preventive care?

Your annual physical is the key to having quality preventive care. During your annual physical, the team conducts a complete assessment of your health and wellness.

An essential part of preventive care is identifying areas where you have increased health risks and working with your health care team to lower those risks. The team develops and adjusts your preventive care and long-term health maintenance plan based on his findings during your annual physical.

For quality preventive care that lowers your risks and improves your health, call the office or schedule an appointment online with Sunnylane Medical Clinic today.