Screening and early detection of disease to enable utilization of appropriate treatment strategies to halt progress of disease process. Our in-depth care helps our patients avoid illnesses and we develop treatment plans before they worsen.
- Routine check-ups
- Routine screenings
- Routine patient counseling
Preventive Care Services
Routine health care prevention
We provide regular and yearly or “annual physical” which usually includes a health history, physical exam and tests. This is important because it helps make sure you receive the medical care that is best for your individual needs.
So when do adults need a checkup? You may need a checkup:
- When you are sick.
- When you have a symptom that could mean illness.
- To manage chronic or ongoing conditions.
- To check on the effects of a new medicine.
- To help with risk factors like smoking or obesity.
- And for other reasons that are based on your individual needs.
We provide recommended immunizations and screening tests at the times and frequencies as recommended by Dr. Obeng. Some of the screening recommended include:
- High blood pressure
- Cervical cancer
- High cholesterol on men over 40 or women over 50 who have a low risk profile
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Osteoporosis (weakened bones)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (enlarged blood vessel)
- and many more
Routine patient counseling
We provide patient counseling on health risk behaviors and health education, weight management, diet, smoking, alcohol use, lifestyle modification, among others medical problems. These are fundamental competency of Dr. Obeng medical practice.
What You Need to Know About Preventive Care
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 7 out of 10 United States deaths are caused by chronic disease. Half of the country’s population has been diagnosed with some form of chronic illness, including cancer, diabates, heart disease, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or other medical conditions classified as preventable by the medical community.
Your Medical History
Be on top of your medical history and have these conversation with Dr. Obeng.
Family Medical History
Knowing your family medication history is key to helping you prevent known medical problem.
Know the medications you are currently on and why you are on those them.