Diseases such as heart disease, hypertension, and even certain cancers can be avoided with diligent preventive care throughout your life. Board-certified family medicine physician Shiva Mohtashami, MD, provides preventive care services at her office in Morgan Hill, California, where you can get annual examinations. To schedule your next visit, call Shiva Mohtashami, MD, or request an appointment online today.
Preventive care is a type of health care that aims to support you in maintaining your health rather than treating specific illnesses or diseases you already have. As a medical professional who knows a lot about health, Dr. Mohtashami helps you analyze your lifestyle and adopt changes that keep your body functioning at its best.
Preventive care visits happen when you’re not sick, unlike chronic disease management or sick visits. Dr. Mohtashami evaluates your current health status and performs a series of tests according to your health risks or basic needs. Then, she makes recommendations for any other services you may need, as well as lifestyle changes to adopt after your visit.
There are a few services within primary care that serve to keep you healthy and feeling your best. Dr. Mohtashami recommends services on an as-needed basis such as:
An annual physical takes just 45 minutes to complete and gives you a comprehensive overview of your health status. During these visits, Dr. Mohtashami can work with you to improve your diet, identify ways to manage stress, take vitamins, stop smoking, or make other wellness changes to your lifestyle.
Screenings are tests that you get for specific diseases before they cause symptoms. You should get the screening tests Dr. Mohtashami recommends based on your age, family history, and other risk factors.
Vaccinations are preventive shots that teach your immune system to recognize, prepare for, and fight specific diseases.
Preventive care helps you avoid many illnesses, both chronic and acute. Many chronic diseases develop because of an imbalanced diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and other unhealthy behaviors. Even if you have no family history of chronic diseases, your risk increases when you lead an unhealthy lifestyle.
Preventive care with Dr. Mohtashami can reduce your risk for countless conditions, including:
If you already have any of these conditions or others, Dr. Mohtashami helps you stay on track with managing them so you can prevent complications.
To learn more about preventive care and explore preventive services for yourself, call Shiva Mohtashami, MD, or request an appointment online today.