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- Preventive Medicine
Preventive medicine focuses on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and undergoing routine physicals to reduce the risk of getting sick. The main goal of preventive medicine is to prevent the onset or progression of a disease, illness, or sickness. As you age, it is normal to suffer from certain common illnesses such as the flu or cold, but with age comes the increasing possibility that you may suffer from a more serious condition or illness. With continuing innovations and advancements in medical technology, many diseases and illnesses experience a high level of treatability, but the most successful outcomes of good health are a result of preventive health checks.
What is preventive medicine and disease prevention?
Dr. Barley, an internist in NYC, encourages patients to participate in preventive medicine with annual physical examinations. Preventive medicine can help you avoid becoming sick or ill. A healthcare regimen that promotes disease prevention and preventive medicine can save your life. Additionally, If Dr. Barley finds the early signs of a serious condition, disease, or illness, he will be more able to treat your symptoms and, in some cases, cure the disease before it progresses in severity. Preventive medicine gives internists the ability to find potential health risks or illnesses before you feel sick. Preventive healthcare can include vaccinations, physical exams, medical screenings, and blood work.
Medical imaging offers innovative screenings for early detection of cancers and diseases. An MRI scan, sonography, or a CAT scan can help find the cause of any symptoms or abnormalities. With preventive medicine, Dr. Barley pays close attention to look for the early signs of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other illnesses in order to assure the quality of your health. The key to internal medicine is a proper diagnosis and to ensure you receive the most advanced expert care.
What if I am diagnosed with an illness or disease?
If you are diagnosed with a disease, secondary medical care prevents or delays the impact of the disease. Secondary prevention aims to treat the disease as quickly as possible after a diagnosis. Dr. Barley can help you create a proactive treatment regimen to restore you to good health. Dr. Barley has trained under some of the most respected physicians in institutions such as New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical School, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Because Dr. Barley has working relationships with some of the most successful physicians, doctors, surgeons, and medical institutions both nationally and internationally, he can refer you the top doctor specializing in your individual needs.
How can health screenings help in preventive medicine?
Preventive health screenings are a crucial role in finding problems that require medical attention. Dr. Barley offers a wide variety of preventive healthcare and disease screenings with the use of his in-house medical lab that can provide test results quickly without the need to send the samples out. Dr. Barely offers health screenings to detect the early signs of serious illnesses.
Preventive medicine can help screen for:
- Cardiac risks
- Neurological disorders
- BRCA gene mutations
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Orthopedic disorders
- Endocrine disorders
Our in-house medical lab in our NYC office allows Dr. Barley to provide extensive testing and full-body imaging to detect even the most subtle symptoms of a disease in the earliest stages. Regular and routine physicals and disease screenings can help Dr. Barley diagnose and treat any symptoms before they become more dangerous. The in-house lab at Dr. Barley’s office can provide same day results for tests of the kidney, thyroid, cholesterol, electrolytes, and more.
How can I learn more about preventive medicine?
Dr. Barley would gladly discuss any questions or concerns regarding our preventative medicine services. Dr. Barley, a top physician in NYC, can help treat your symptoms and illnesses, but Dr. Barley can also refer you to another leading physician or specialist if he feels your case would benefit from it. To learn more, please schedule an appointment online or call 212.758.3590.