Preventative Care Specialist

Harrison Medical Group

Internal Medicine & General Pediatrics located in Harrison, NJ

To live a long, healthy life, you need preventive care to help maintain your wellness. At Harrison Medical Group in Harrison, New Jersey, Joseph Anton, MD, and Alice Coscia, ANP, offer checkups for children and adults, providing superior care to prevent sickness and disease and to protect your health. To schedule an appointment for you or your child, call or use the online scheduling tool today.

Preventative Care Q&A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care helps you take charge of your health in many ways. It aims to prevent sickness and disease, and it can also address current health issues, as needed.

It implements a common-sense approach to keep you well and help you avoid health issues in the future. 

How does preventive care protect my health?

The Harrison Medical Group offers regular tests and screenings to monitor your health and detect diseases in their early stages. When they catch a condition in the beginning of its development, treatment can begin right away and lessen your chances of more complications in the future.

Common forms of preventive medicine include:

  • Blood pressure and cholesterol levels tests
  • Diabetes screenings
  • Mammograms
  • Colonoscopies
  • Vaccinations against infectious diseases
  • Flu and pneumonia shots

Your appointments also include a consultation with your provider where you can ask questions and learn about changes you may need to make to your lifestyle to promote your overall health.

How can I practice preventive care on my own?

To continue taking good care of yourself, the Harrison Medical Group may encourage you to make changes to your lifestyle as needed to benefit your health, which may include:

Improving your diet

If you’re eating too much fat or sugar, or if you overindulge in alcohol, you can develop health problems in the future. Cutting back on any one of these things can improve your health considerably. Your provider can also talk to you about a nutrition plan to steer your diet in the right direction.

Exercising regularly

Exercise benefits your health in many ways. It not only burns fat and calories, but it helps you build muscle and also promotes mental wellness. When you make exercising a habit, your body has a better chance at fighting issues like depression, infections, and also strengthening your joints.

Cutting out harmful habits

Bad habits like smoking or chewing tobacco can cause harm to your heart, lungs, and oral health. Quitting these habits altogether improves your health and helps you feel better.

During your consultation with the Harrison Medical Group team, you can discuss any topic of concern regarding your health. They offer health counseling as part of their specialty.

To learn more about preventive care and how to prevent illness in the future, call the friendly office staff or book your appointment online today.