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Taking part in preventive care reduces both your health risks and health care costs over time. At Dr. Jarrett’s Wellness Center in Miami, Florida, Wentworth Jarrett, MD, and the team take a holistic approach to help you prevent illness and meet your health goals. To learn more about health education, nutrition, testing, and other parts of preventive care, book an appointment today, 305-520-5750.

Preventative Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care is a category of medical care that aims to stop you from getting sick or at least lower your risk of it. Some forms of preventive care aim to detect serious health issues before you have any indications of them yourself. 

Dr. Jarrett’s Wellness Center provides personalized preventive care with the Personalized Accountability through Communication and Trust (PACT) program, which opens a strong line of communication between you and the team. 

During your first visit, you receive a personalized wellness evaluation that creates an alternative regimen for everyone (WE CARE). That includes a review of your health history and lifestyle habits. The team uses this to identify your needs and look for ways to better help you in preventing illnesses.

What are the benefits of engaging in preventive care?

Preventive care has countless benefits for you, the patient. While it might seem trivial to focus on health care when you’re healthy, preventive care can:

  • Reduce your health risks

  • Get you an earlier diagnosis

  • Improve your health in the long-term

  • Improve your treatment outcomes

  • Reduce health care costs

  • Increase your lifespan

Dr. Jarrett’s Wellness Center helps you name specific, achievable health goals and stay on track with them through preventive care. 

What are some types of preventive care?

A PACT program centers around medical intervention, nutrition, and exercise. Although these are central principles, preventive care generally includes much more. To increase wellness and prevent health problems at any point in your life, the following services can help:

Comprehensive medical exams

Physical examinations are available for everyone and include a general review of your health. Also, a well-woman exam lets females specifically look into their sexual and reproductive health once a year. 

Lifestyle modifications

The team at Dr. Jarrett’s Wellness Center provides in-depth health education, including nutrition and diet guidelines. They can also help you integrate exercise into your routine, stop smoking, get better sleep, take vitamins and supplements, and make other changes to promote long-term health. 

Spa and wellness services

Spa and wellness services are a highlight at Dr. Jarrett’s Wellness Center, and many of them can reduce stress or promote skin health. Even if you’re not a health care patient, you can choose from a range of massages and facials for preventive wellness. 

Screening tests

Screenings and diagnostic tests help the team identify possible health problems in the early stages. Dr. Jarrett’s Wellness Center offers pulmonary function tests, electrocardiograms (EKGs), and cancer screenings. There is also an on-site blood draw station for your convenience. 

To engage in preventive care and get started on your PACT program today, book an appointment today, 305-520-5750.

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