Here at Hyannis Family Medical Care, we offer medical services like preventative care and addictions treatment to the people of the greater Cape Cod area. We strive to create an environment where people can work towards improving their health, as well as an environment where we can help to prevent health from declining in the first place.
In today’s blog, we will be discussing a few of the medical services that we offer in our Cape Cod area primary care clinic. Are you not already a patient at our preventative care clinic? Do you have questions about the medical services that we provide? Contact us today to learn more about our clinic or to schedule an appointment with one of our family care providers.
What is preventative care? At Hyannis Family Medical Clinic, we think of preventative care as the best practice when it comes to healthcare. Rather than waiting until you become sick, or blissfully hope that you are healthy, it is important that you actively monitor your health.
At Hyannis Family Medical Care we have adapted to the ideology that it is more important to treat the patient than it is to treat the sickness. So rather than you only coming to see our medical staff when you are sick, we suggest that you come to see us when you are healthy — because then we can tell you what you can do to remain healthy and how to avoid getting sick in the first place.
Why Is It Important?
Some people fail to see the value in preventative health care, and we understand why. It can seem a little silly to spend money on a doctor’s visit when you feel fine. Below, we have listed the two reasons that we believe that you should contact us to schedule an appointment today.
You Will Save Money – Sure, spending money on a visit to the clinic when you are healthy seems like a waste of money. But in reality, it can actually save you thousands of dollars a year in medical expenses. First and foremost, preventative medical care allows for the reduced cost of treating disease — because if you visit your family practice clinic more often, it is more likely that disease is discovered earlier, and in a more easily treatable state. Second, most medical coverages allocate coverage for preventative care to be covered by a small, or even non-existent co-pay. So if cost is your excuse for not coming to see us you might want to rethink your argument.
You Will Stay Healthier – As we stated above, regular visits to your family care clinic can catch diseases in earlier stages of development — reducing the cost of treatment and increasing the chances that treatment will be successful. But disease isn’t the only thing that preventative care can… well, prevent. Regular visits to the clinic can also provide your doctor with an indication as to the trend of your health — allowing them to provide you with wellness advice before you start to develop symptoms of sickness or disease.
How Often Should You See Us?
When it really comes down to it, you can visit your family care clinic as often as you please. At Hyannis Family medical Care we suggest that at the very minimum, you come to see us at least once a year for an annual checkup. Annual or semi-annual checkups are important because they allow your doctor to make a benchmark in your health history to compare with future test results.
What To Expect
Depending on the nature of your visit (i.e. an annual checkup, sickness, injury, etc.) you might have a different experience at Hyannis Family Medical Care —but regardless of why you visit our Cape Cod clinic you can expect to be greeted by the smiling faces of people that are eager to help you feel better. We look forward to seeing you.
Schedule A Preventative Care Appointment Today
At Hyannis Family Medical Care we are here to help you live a happier and healthier life — and one of the best ways that we know how to do so is to practice preventative care. So what are you waiting for? Contact us today or stop by our Cape Cod clinic to schedule your preventive care appointment.