Preventative Care Specialist

Lagniappe Medical Clinic -  - Primary Care Physician

Lagniappe Medical Clinic

Primary Care Physicians & Multi-Specialty Group located in Columbia, SC & Blythewood, SC

Preventing ill health is far better than treating it once you’re sick, and there are plenty of ways in which you and your doctor can work together to prevent many common health problems. The highly skilled health care team at Lagniappe Medical Clinic, with offices in Columbia, Blythewood, and West Columbia, South Carolina, has expertise in providing preventive care and can help you take control of your health for a better, more fulfilling future. Call the clinic today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.

Preventative Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care is an approach to health that looks at all the ways you and your doctor can prevent you from getting sick.

Taking steps to avoid ill health could potentially save you an enormous amount of pain, distress, and inconvenience, not to mention time and money. Therefore, it makes sense to be proactive when it comes to your health.

How does preventive care work?

Preventive care is based on you, the patient, having the knowledge and tools to help you lead a healthier life. Many of the most prevalent diseases affecting people in the United States could be prevented by following a healthier lifestyle. Preventable conditions include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Some cancers
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity

By making lifestyle changes with the support of your team at Lagniappe Medical Clinic, you can radically alter your risk of developing these diseases, as well as live a happier, more fulfilling life.

Your medical team can also help you prevent a range of diseases, including the flu, human papillomavirus (HPV), and cervical cancer by keeping you up to date with your immunizations.

What kinds of lifestyle changes do I need to make?

It’s likely you already know that being overweight, inactive, eating a poor diet, and pursuing bad habits like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption are bad for your health. Making changes toward leading a healthier lifestyle can make a tremendous difference in your health and significantly reduce your chances of developing a chronic health condition.

Losing weight

Being overweight is at the root of the majority of preventable chronic health problems, so losing excess weight is key. At Lagniappe Medical Clinic, they have a revolutionary medical weight-loss course for patients called the Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Programâ„¢.

An impressive 99% of patients following the SP program succeed in achieving significant weight loss. On average, they lose 30 pounds over the 12-week course, which combines diet and exercise counseling with supplementation and ongoing support from the health care team.

Changing bad habits

Many people find it extremely tough to quit smoking or drinking, but these two habits are responsible for life-threatening illnesses like cancer and cirrhosis. With the help of the medical team at Lagniappe Medical Clinic, you can achieve amazing success with quitting your bad habits and embracing new, healthier ways of living.

To find out more about preventive care and the difference it can make to your life, call Lagniappe Medical Clinic today, or book an appointment online.

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