Preventative Visits

Preventative Visits services offered in Houston and Spring, TX

Scheduling preventive visits with Yamil Benech Jimenez, FNP-BC, and the team at Benech Family Clinic is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy and enjoy the longest possible life. Why? Because most chronic diseases are preventable at an early stage. But once they develop, there is no cure, and they’re the top causes of death. To learn more about preventive care or to schedule an appointment, call the office in Houston, Texas, or book online today.

Preventative Visits Q&A

What are preventive visits?

Preventive visits are appointments that focus on preventing chronic health conditions. Chronic health conditions develop inside your body at a slow pace.

As the disease gradually worsens over many years, it doesn’t cause any symptoms. You won’t feel symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage.

During preventive visits, your Benech Family Clinic provider checks for signs of disease. When you schedule regular yearly visits, they can find small changes and detect chronic diseases at a very early stage, while you can still prevent the problem from turning into a serious condition.

Once the disease reaches a moderate to advanced stage, you need chronic health management to slow down disease progression and stay as healthy as possible.

What services might I receive during preventive visits?

During a preventive visit, your provider checks your weight, blood pressure, and heart rate. Then they complete a thorough physical exam. A preventive visit may also include services such as:

  • Laboratory and diagnostic tests
  • Health screenings
  • Weight management
  • Nutrition and diet counseling
  • Chronic health management
  • Mental health assessment and treatment
  • Immunizations
  • Women’s health
  • Men’s health
  • Smoking cessation

These services promote your health and set the stage for preventing health problems. However, risk assessments also have an important part in preventive care.

Why does my preventive visit include risk assessments?

During a risk assessment, your provider identifies the aspects of your life that increase your risk of developing a disease.

For example, they determine if you:

  • Have healthy lifestyle habits (diet, exercise, and quality of sleep)
  • Engage in risky behaviors (e.g., smoking or excessive use of alcohol or drugs)
  • Have emotional or mental health concerns
  • Have a network of friends and family
  • Live with a lot of stress
  • Work or live near environmental toxins
  • Have a family or personal history of disease (heart disease, cancer, etc.)

If your provider finds any issue that increases your risk for a chronic disease, they create a plan to lower your risk. They may recommend lifestyle changes, medications, or other medical care.

Your risk factors also determine when you should get health screenings for problems like breast and colon cancer. If you know you have a higher risk for a disease, you can protect your health by getting screenings sooner.

If it’s time to schedule your yearly preventive visit, call Benech Family Clinic or book an appointment online today.