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- Is preventive health a new kind of medicine?
No. Preventive care is nothing new. It just isn’t practiced by everyone. But as Medicare primary care doctors for seniors, we know that preventive medicine means being able to keep you healthier and out of the hospital more often. Plus, it’s far less costly to treat you when you are healthy than when you are sick.
- What types of things can I do that is preventive care focused?
There are a lot of steps you can take to prevent serious illness. Making sure you have all your immunizations and that you are taking your medicines on a regular basis is important. But so is seeing your Medicare primary care physician on a regular basis, as well as regular lab work and screenings that can warn your senior primary care doctor of any changes in your health before it becomes too serious.
But preventive care also means being active. As we age, it becomes more important to move, by doing so you can help prevent your body from taking on the stress of an illness. It also changes in food habits and eating a more nutritionally-balanced diet. Cutting out the things that cause high-blood pressure, diabetes and other corrosive activities we pick up over time.
Get plenty of rest. 7-9 hours of sleep a night can help stave off things like serious illness and help relieve stress levels that affect seniors. If you have trouble sleeping, speak to your Medicare primary care physician.
These same recommendations can also prevent stress which we know is common for everyone. Taking care of your physical and mental health is important to us and we do so by preventing illnesses early on.
- How can I prevent heart disease?
The main component of a heart disease prevention plan is striving toward keeping a balanced diet and incorporating some form of exercise daily.
- How can I prevent diabetes?
The biggest preventive care measure you can take to avoid developing type 1 and 2 diabetes down the line is maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Balancing a diet that incorporates a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains along with daily exercise is vital to keeping our body healthy and well maintained.
- How do I find Preventive Health Specialists in Illinois?
Call (888) 812-1183 to find a Preventive Health Specialists in Illinois and learn more about becoming a patient at Oak Street Health. You can also stop by your nearest center or fill out a become a patient form, and we'll be in touch.
Wellness & Preventive Care in Illinois
"Wellness" is a relatively new concept in health care that emphasizes preventing illness and promoting optimal health. "Preventive care" refers to measures taken to prevent disease or injury, such as immunizations, screenings, and lifestyle changes. At Oak Street Health, our wellness doctors and supporting care team in Illinois develop preventive care plans to help you achieve your physical and mental health goals by creating a comprehensive preventative care plan to promote healthy activity. Schedule an in-person, phone, or video visit with a trusted Wellness & Preventive Care doctor today.