Preventative Healthcare

Primary Care Practice located in Lafayette, LA
Preventative Healthcare

Preventative Healthcare services offered in Lafayette, LA

Preventive health offers the chance to take a proactive approach to manage your health and wellness, and can go a long way toward avoiding disease. Residents in and around Lafayette, Louisiana, can rely on family medicine physician Patrick Moore, MD, of Moore Healthcare Group for outstanding preventive health services. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Preventative Healthcare Q&A

What is preventive health?

Preventive health is a focus within medical practice that empowers people to take control of their own health journey by getting routine screenings and health care support. Annual physicals are the most common setting to receive preventive health care and are a need that no one should overlook. 

During these visits, Dr. Moore gathers information about how well your organs and systems are currently functioning. Lab testing is often part of the process. 

You’ll also receive the screenings appropriate for your age, sex, and overall health. These tests not only reveal the presence of serious chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, or Type 2 diabetes, but can also help you better understand your risk levels. 

Who can benefit from preventive health?

Everyone can benefit from preventive health. When you bring your infant in for well-baby exams or take your child to the pediatrician for a well-child visit, those are preventive health appointments. Adults receive preventive care through physicals, well-woman exams, and men’s health visits. 

Far too many people only come to see a doctor once they are dealing with troubling symptoms. This approach fails to take advantage of all that preventive health has to offer. Screenings often catch diseases in the earliest possible stages, when treatments are often most effective. 

Preventive health also offers the opportunity for you to maximize your energy and performance. That’s why elite athletes embrace preventive health and schedule routine visits with their medical team. 

Even if you’re healthy and not experiencing symptoms of any kind, Dr. Moore can help you make the most of each and every day. 

What can I do to reduce my risk of chronic disease?

Most cases of chronic disease are brought on by a relatively short list of habits that get in the way of optimal health. Avoiding these behaviors can dramatically reduce your risk of disease and improve your quality of life. 

Researchers find extensive evidence to support the link between chronic disease and the following:

  • Poor nutrition
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Smoking or using other tobacco products
  • Sedentary lifestyle

While carrying extra pounds will significantly increase your risk of disease, it’s important to note that you can have poor nutrition or a sedentary lifestyle even if you’re not overweight. 

To find out how preventive health can benefit you, call Moore Healthcare Group or book an appointment online today.