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If you’re like most Americans, then you probably go to the doctor whenever you’re sick, but you don’t normally make appointments for physicals and check-ups. As the name suggests, preventative care is the most effective way to detect serious health problems early, save money on care, and maintain your well-being in general. However, it’s been estimated that most Americans utilize preventative care services at approximately half of the recommended rate.

In today’s post, we’re going to discuss why you should invest in preventative health care services. We’ll also take a look at a few of the preventative services we offer at our Bee Cave health clinic. Book your appointment with Hill Family Medicine here, and read on to learn more about how you can better your health through prevention!

What Is Preventative Health Care?

As we mentioned above, there’s an important difference between health care that treats an issue and health care that prevents issues from arising at all. Preventative health care normally includes physical exams, blood work, screenings, and immunizations. Your primary care physician will also ask you questions about your diet, how much exercise you get, your mental well-being, and other aspects of your lifestyle that could affect your health.

By staying ahead of illnesses and issues, you’ll end up spending less time in the doctor’s office and less money paying for treatment. In fact, the Trust for America’s Health estimates that for every dollar you spend on preventative care, you receive a return of approximately $5.60!

How Hill Family Medicine Can Help

Weight Loss

Are you struggling to lose weight? Shedding unwanted pounds on your own isn’t easy, but our primary care physicians can provide you with the guidance and support you need to be successful. If you come to us for an appointment, we can help you determine what an ideal body weight would be, and then provide you with the steps you should take to get there. Take charge of your health and book an appointment with us today!

Skin Cancer Screenings

As a Top Rated Local® skin care clinic in Bee Cave, we’re intimately familiar with just how important it is to have your skin checked regularly. The sun here in Texas is bright and shining for most of the year, making it even more important to meet with a skin care physician on a regular basis. Skin cancer can be treated if it’s caught early, so schedule regular screenings with our office!

Smoking Cessation

Much like losing weight, it’s not easy to stop smoking on your own. Although nicotine is one of the most addictive and difficult-to-quit substances there is, kicking the habit could quite literally save your life. We don’t have the space to enumerate all of the health complications smoking causes, but trust us when we say that it’s one of the most detrimental things you can do to your body. We offer a smoking cessation program designed to help you quit and never look back, so please reach out to us if you’re interested in learning more.

Contact Our Primary Care Physicians Today!

We hope that today’s entry has helped you to better understand what preventative care is and why it’s important. If you found today’s post helpful, be sure to bookmark our blog page and look through our back catalog of helpful tips and resources!

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