Preventive Medicine

Primary Care Practice & Preventive Medicine located in Houston, TX
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Preventive Medicine services offered in Houston, TX

Experience care tailored to disease prevention and optimal health.

Establishing care with a family medicine physician that focuses on prevention of diseases and maintenance of health and well-being is the easiest way to live an optimized life.  At Integrative Care 360 in Houston, Texas, the practice offers various family medicine services specifically tailored to your needs.

Preventive Medicine Q&A

What is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine is a branch of medical practice focused on promoting health and preventing diseases or injuries. It involves proactive measures to reduce the risk of developing health conditions and improve overall well-being.


What are the key goals of preventive medicine?

The primary goals of preventive medicine are:

  • Disease Prevention: To prevent the occurrence of diseases or conditions through lifestyle changes, vaccinations, and screenings.
  • Health Promotion: To encourage healthy behaviors and lifestyles that support overall well-being and reduce the risk of chronic illnesses.
  • Early Detection: To identify diseases or risk factors in their early stages, allowing for prompt intervention and improved treatment outcomes.


What are some examples of preventive medicine strategies?

Preventive medicine strategies include:

  • Vaccinations: Immunizations protect against infectious diseases like influenza, measles, and hepatitis.
  • Screenings: Regular screenings for conditions like cancer, diabetes, and hypertension can detect potential health issues early on.
  • Lifestyle Interventions: Encouraging healthy habits like regular exercise, a balanced diet, and smoking cessation to prevent chronic diseases.
  • Health Education: Providing information and raising awareness about health risks and ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle.


How does preventive medicine differ from traditional medicine?

Traditional medicine mainly focuses on diagnosing and treating existing illnesses or injuries, whereas preventive medicine concentrates on proactive measures to avoid diseases before they occur. Preventive medicine aims to promote health and well-being, while traditional medicine addresses the management and cure of existing health conditions.


Who can benefit from preventive medicine?

Everyone can benefit from preventive medicine. People of all ages and health statuses can take advantage of preventive measures to reduce the risk of illness, maintain good health, increase their sexual health and improve their quality of life.


Is preventive medicine only about physical health?

No, preventive medicine encompasses both physical and mental health. It recognizes the importance of emotional well-being and addresses factors that contribute to mental health issues. Preventive measures may include stress management techniques, counseling, and mental health screenings.


How effective is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine has shown to be highly effective in reducing the burden of diseases and improving overall health. Vaccinations, screenings, and lifestyle changes have been instrumental in preventing numerous illnesses and increasing life expectancy.


How is preventative care delivered by Integrative Care 360 different?

We acknowledge the role hormone and metabolic status plays in your medical history. Since every patient is different, we provided a tailored process and customized treatment plan depending on your treatment goals.