Preventative Medicine

Preventative Medicine

Preventative Medicine services offered in Calabasas, CA

Preventive medicine is one of the most powerful tools available for managing your health and lowering your risk of disease, disability, and death. At Calabasas Medicine Group, the experienced internal medicine specialists, including Sagi Cohen, MD, and Nathan Alyesh, MD, provide preventive medicine with a unique concierge medicine approach. They help you focus on your whole-person health, prevent disease, and maximize your quality of life using personalized approaches. Call the Calabasas, California, office or book your appointment online now.

Preventative Medicine Q&A

What is preventive medicine?

An old adage says that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,”  and preventive medicine puts that idea into action. 

The foundation of preventive medicine is simple: it’s about recognizing the early warning signs of disease before it takes hold in your body because it’s much easier to prevent than treat it. 

What does preventive medicine include?

Preventive medicine is in-depth medical care that looks at your whole-person health. The mainstays of preventive medicine are: 

Physical exams

Physical exams establish a health baseline and monitor your health over time. 

During these wellness exams, the Calabasas Medicine Group team can identify trends and help you identify areas you need to change. 

Lifestyle and health changes

Preventive medicine often focuses heavily on taking action to reverse negative health trends. For example, extra weight, smoking, alcohol use, and lack of exercise are some of the most common controllable factors in chronic diseases. 

The team can help you start a new lifestyle that helps you reduce your risk of disease. In some cases, you might also need medication; for example, drugs to help lower your blood pressure. 

Screening tests

Screening tests usually include routine lab testing to check for problems like high cholesterol and high blood sugar. In addition, functional lab testing checks for often-missed causes of illness like heavy metal toxicity, food sensitivities, and inflammation. 

Other screening tests, like echocardiograms and other ultrasounds, are also available in the office. The team may refer you to a specialist for additional tests, like a colonoscopy or mammogram. 

How often do I need preventive medicine?  

Calabasas Medicine Group generally recommends annual physical exams, and you could need additional check-ups based on your personal health needs. 

The team sees preventive medicine as a lifelong change, and that’s not limited to your medical appointments. They make it easy to enact this change through the concierge medicine program. 

With concierge medicine, you pay a membership fee that covers extra access to customized medical care. You’ll have direct contact with your physicians at any time, expedited appointments, and particularly personalized medical care. Your routine care (like annual physicals) is still billed to your insurance. 

Preventive medicine can give you more quality time with those you love and improve your quality of life. Call Calabasas Medicine Group or click the online booking feature now to get started.