Adult Care Specialist

Dr. Jarrett’s Wellness Center

Board Certified Family Physicians located in Miami, FL

Most adults in the United States meet their everyday medical needs through adult primary care medicine, a physician-based form of health care that provides annual physicals, preventive screenings, chronic disease management, and on-the-spot treatment for virtually any acute illness or infection. Wentworth Jarrett, MD, and the team at Dr. Jarrett’s Wellness Center in Miami, Florida, offer a complete range of exceptional adult care services, including compassionate geriatric care. Call the office to schedule a consultation or book one online today.

Adult Care Q & A

What is adult care?

Adult care, or adult primary care medicine, is arguably the most important element of successful health care because it gives you a medical foundation with a go-to provider who can meet all your general health and preventive care needs. 

Family medicine physicians routinely:

  • Provide thorough first-contact care for new patients
  • Provide regular continuing care for established patients
  • Perform annual physicals and as-needed vaccinations
  • Perform patient-specific health screenings
  • Investigate symptoms that may indicate an undiagnosed condition
  • Identify problems that require further medical intervention

Your provider may also take time to recommend specific lifestyle changes that can enhance your overall health and well-being while keeping chronic illness at bay.

What are the benefits of adult care?

Although acute illness care and disease management are fundamental components of adult medicine, the number-one goal of any comprehensive primary care program is to prevent the development of common chronic conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.  

The team at Dr. Jarrett’s Wellness Center uses annual wellness physicals, routine health screenings, and patient-specific screenings — such as mammograms and colonoscopies — to help pinpoint risk factors and diagnose existing health conditions as soon as possible.

Having regular preventive care exams and screenings makes it easier to identify and manage a variety of potential health issues, including:

  • Pre-diabetic conditions
  • Excess body weight
  • High blood pressure
  • Unhealthy cholesterol levels

Discovering and treating such problems before they have time to progress can help you avoid full-blown diabetes or heart disease and may even help reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Can adult care prevent illness as I get older?

People age 65 and older are more likely to develop illnesses, such as arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, depression, and certain forms of cancer. 

However, these illnesses are not an inevitable part of aging, and you can prevent or manage many of them by taking control of your health. Consequently, Dr. Jarrett’s Welness Center offers geriatric care to help aging individuals manage their health effectively and limit their risk of disease. 

As you age, you should pay close attention to your health, attend regular primary care visits at Dr. Jarrett’s Welness Center, stay active, and consume a healthy diet. You should also limit or eliminate behaviors that increase your risk of developing disease, like smoking and consuming alcohol in excess.

The team at Dr. Jarrett’s Wellness Center can guide you in creating a plan to stay healthy based on your unique needs.

To learn more about adult care services that can suit any member of your family, call Dr. Jarrett’s Wellness Center or book a consultation online today.