Service Overview

Even if you feel relatively healthy, it’s still important to participate in preventive health care. At FH Medical Care in Valley Stream, New York, board-certified internal medicine physician Faisal Hamid, MD, provides full preventive health services, including annual exams, immunizations, cancer screenings, and more. If it’s been more than a year since your last doctor’s visit, make an appointment today by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.

Preventative Health Q & A

What is preventive health care?

Preventive health care is a branch of medicine that uses preemptive measures to lower your risk of developing a chronic disease.

For example, many serious health problems, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar, don’t have obvious symptoms. Left unmanaged, these conditions increase your risk of more severe issues like permanent nerve damage, heart disease, and even death.

Preventive health care detects risks to your health early on. By participating in preventive health care, you can also take steps to improve your energy level, sleep routine, and general quality of life.

What services does preventive health care include?

At FH Medical Care, Dr. Hamid offers an array of preventive health services, including:

Annual physicals

An annual physical is a preventive health measure used to determine your overall health. During an annual physical, Dr. Hamid reviews your medical history, does a physical exam, updates your immunizations, and asks you questions about your lifestyle habits and quality of life.

Nutrition consultations

If you want to lose weight or eat healthier, you can benefit from a nutrition consultation. Dr. Hamid regularly works with men and women to improve their eating habits and help them lose weight. Following a consultation, Dr. Hamid develops a diet plan that fits in with your goals and health history.

Cancer screening

As you get older, you’re more likely to develop serious medical conditions like cancer. Dr. Hamid offers an array of cancer screenings, including prostate exams, breast exams, mammograms, and Pap tests.

Diabetes management

If you’re living with diabetes, you can take steps to prevent the problem from getting worse. Dr. Hamid regularly works with diabetic patients to lower their risk of nerve damage, open wounds, and other serious problems. Depending on your needs, Dr. Hamid might recommend regular preventive exams, healthy eating, and exercise.

Am I a candidate for preventive health care?

Yes. Anyone who wants to improve their health and live a longer, healthier life can benefit from preventive health care. The more you know about your body and its systems, the easier it is to care for it and improve your quality of life. Preventive health care also provides an opportunity to build a relationship with Dr. Hamid and his team.

If you want to live a healthier and more active life, make a preventive health care appointment at FH Medical Care today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

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