Preventative Care

Preventative Care services offered in Alexandria and Lansdowne, VA

Preventing illnesses, diseases, and injuries is much less expensive and time-consuming than treating these conditions after they develop. At CN Internal Medicine in Alexandria and Lansdowne, Virginia, the internal medicine, family medicine, and primary care providers specialize in preventive care to keep you as healthy as possible. Call the office today to schedule an appointment or use the online booking feature.

Preventative Care Q&A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care at CN Internal Medicine uses various methods to reduce your risk of developing illnesses, injuries, and chronic diseases. The practice focuses on preventive care to help patients avoid unnecessary discomfort and medical costs.

What are the benefits of preventive care?

The benefits you can take advantage of when choosing preventive care at CN Internal Medicine include:

  • Lower risk of illnesses
  • Reduced risk of chronic diseases
  • Lower chance of disease complications
  • Healthier body weight
  • Improved quality of life
  • Fewer unpleasant symptoms
  • Time and cost savings

Preventing medical problems can save you significant money on medical expenses. It also reduces the need to take sick days off work.

Which preventive care services are available?

Some of the preventive medicine services available at CN Internal Medicine include: Disease screening CN Internal Medicine offers screenings for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), high cholesterol, high blood pressure (hypertension), some cancers, and other chronic diseases. Early detection is the best way to avoid complications associated with these health problems. You might need blood or urine tests, biopsies, tissue swabs, an electrocardiogram (EKG), imaging procedures, or other diagnostic tests. Nutrition counseling Consuming healthy foods is the best way to achieve and maintain an ideal body weight and avoid troublesome symptoms of nutritional deficiencies like fatigue, weakness, poor focus, and unhealthy hair and nails. Wellness checkups Wellness checkups, including women’s health exams and men’s health visits, help detect possible medical problems before they develop into problematic complications. Birth control CN Internal Medicine offers several birth control choices to women who are sexually active but want to avoid becoming pregnant. Vaccinations Getting vaccinated for the flu, COVID-19, human papillomavirus (HPV), and other illnesses and diseases reduces your chance of contracting these health problems and experiencing severe symptoms.

Which preventive care options are best for me?

Your CN Internal Medicine specialists let you know which preventive care options best suit your needs after reviewing your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, and medication. They also check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and order diagnostic tests if needed. Preventive care services are optional, so your specialist works with you to determine which prevention measures are right for you. Schedule an appointment today by phone or online to take advantage of preventive care at CN Internal Medicine.