Stay Healthy with Preventive Care

February 24, 2017 10:50 am Published by

Oftentimes the best way to get well is to stay well. That’s why preventive care is so important. “Preventive care helps us diagnose illness early,” said Dr. De’Arco McCreary of Providence Medical Group – Tillman’s Corner. “And an early diagnosis means we can begin treatment right away which usually leads to better outcomes.” Your doctor has many tools for helping you avoid serious health problems, including immunizations to protect you from a variety of contagious diseases such as shingles, hepatitis, flu, diphtheria, pneumonia and others. But preventive care doesn’t stop there. According to Dr. McCreary, regular screenings for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar as well as colon, breast and lung cancer can all save lives. So don’t put off scheduling regular check-ups!