Preventative Medicine

Internal Medicine Physician located in San Antonio, TX
Preventative Medicine

Preventative Medicine

Preventive medicine offers the chance to take a proactive approach to your health and wellness. At Medvon Medical Clinic, Victor Njoku, MD, provides preventive health services to residents of San Antonio, Texas, and beyond. If you’d like to explore preventive medicine in greater detail, your first step is booking a visit online or by phone. 

Preventative Medicine Q & A

What is preventive medicine?

As the name implies, preventive medicine is a medical approach that strives to prevent serious health outcomes before they develop. It lets you feel your best and function at peak levels, no matter your age or sex. 

Far too many people only see a doctor once symptoms become unbearable. This approach fails to take advantage of all that preventive medicine has to offer, and it can lead to serious outcomes. 

When you partner with an outstanding physician like Dr. Njoku, you receive the assessments, guidance, and support you need to live your very best life, each and every day. 


Why is preventive medicine so important?

No one is at their best when they’re injured or ill. Missing time at school or work can cause problems, and illness also affects your ability to stay active. Preventing significant health problems is the best way to enjoy a healthy life. 

It should also be noted that many health problems respond best to treatment when caught in the earliest possible stage. A central focus within preventive medicine is getting the screenings that are right for your age, sex, and overall health. These screenings happen as part of your annual physical exams. 

Preventive health also allows you to track changes over time. The information gathered during your physical exams goes into your personal medical record. Over time, this becomes a living document and an invaluable method of identifying potentially troublesome health trends. 


What role do lifestyle choices have in preventive medicine?

Researchers know that most cases of chronic disease stem from just a few causes:

  • Living a sedentary lifestyle
  • Poor nutrition
  • Smoking and other tobacco use
  • Drinking too much alcohol

These are all areas where you have a great deal of control. Making healthier choices each day can do wonders for your overall health, including reducing your risk of serious disease. 

If your routine preventive medicine visits show signs of concern, Dr. Njoku works with you to find ways you can make meaningful changes. You can keep track of your progress as you return for your next screening and lab testing appointment. 

When you’re ready to take charge of your own health future, pick up the phone and book a preventive medicine visit today. You can also connect with Medvon Medical Clinic online to schedule an appointment.