Preventative Medicine

Preventative Medicine Specialists
No matter what stage of life you are in, preventive healthcare is one of the most important ways you can take charge of your health. As trained internists, Dr. Payum Abdarbashi and Dr. Dilip Anmangandla of Pacific MD in Woodland Hills and Agoura Hills, California, know what to look for and what to monitor to prevent small issues from becoming larger problems, and, more importantly, how to avoid health risks all together.

Preventive Medicine Q & A

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What is preventive medicine?

Quite simply, preventive healthcare is the steps you take to avoid illness and disease, as opposed to having to treat a condition, which is diagnostic care. Preventive medicine also allows your doctor to detect health issues early on, preventing them from becoming a much larger problem. Preventive medicine is mainly achieved through: 

  • Annual physicals
  • Screenings
  • Behavior modifications
  • Lab tests
  • Family history 

Preventive medicine is a great way to lead a healthy active life and avoid the pain, expense, and time needed to treat an existing problem.

What risks do I face?

A large part of preventive medicine is assessing your risk factors, which include:

  • Behaviors: Smoking and drinking have huge impacts on your health, as well as lack of exercise and poor eating habits
  • Genetics: Diseases such as polycystic kidney disease, sickle-cell disease, and cystic fibrosis, and other genetic disorders.
  • Family history: You might be more prone than others to certain diseases and conditions, like heart disease or certain cancers, because it runs in the family
  • Environmental: Where you live and work, as well as your daily activities
  • Chronic diseases: Chronic diseases and conditions always bear constant monitoring to avoid complications and deterioration

Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla spend time with you to evaluate and assess your unique risk factors and come up with a plan to mitigate those risks.

How effective is preventive care?

The effectiveness of preventive care is hard to measure since it is hard to predict what could have happened had there been no intervention. But common sense dictates that the work done on the preventive end of healthcare pays off in innumerable ways when it comes to your health and happiness down the road. The effectiveness of preventive care also depends highly on you and how well you follow your doctor’s recommendations.

Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla are involved in your health and believe that achieving optimum results will allow you to enjoy your life to the fullest.

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