Preventative Medicine

Preventative Medicine Specialist
As an Age Management specialist, Dr. Meek and the California Longevity and Vitality Medical Institute serve the residents of San Francisco, CA and many other nearby communities. The doctor specializes in offering her patients many different treatment options that are designed to help manage the aging process.

Preventative Medicine Q & A

California Longevity & Vitality Medical Institute

What is Preventative Medicine?

All physicians practice preventative medicine in part to keep their patients healthy. Preventative medicine focuses on the health of individuals, communities and defined populations. Its goal is to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being and prevent disease and disability.

Preventative medicine specialists are licensed physicians who possess core competencies in biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental and occupational medicine, research into causes of disease and injury in population groups and the practice of personalized prevention in clinical practice. They apply knowledge and skills gained from the medical, social and behavioral sciences.

Preventative Medicine is used to strengthen and protect the body from illness, disease, and environmental factors that can hasten the aging process and cause damage to the body and how it functions. The practice seeks out risk factors, conditions, and diseases and provides treatment before the issues escalate into a more serious health concern. The goal of preventative medicine is to prevent illnesses and begin treatment to optimize one’s health before they develop diseases. It involves complete health screenings, annual physical examinations, genetic and dietary evaluations that provide the information needed to design a personalized health program.

Are Healthcare Screenings Important?

Regularly scheduled health screenings can detect serious illnesses in their earliest stages. Many heart conditions, diabetes, cognitive decline, and most chronic illnesses can be reversed with early detection and treatment.

How Is Preventive Medicine Related to Integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine is a medical approach the blends evidence-based treatments from Conventional and Alternative fields. Using integrative medicine, we find the root cause of illness or imbalance and address them using a whole-body approach to healing and prevention. We use whatever scientifically proven modality gives the best optimization for each individual patient.

This method ensures we are doing what is possible to prevent health issues, maintain optimal health or treat ongoing issues.

Typical patients have the following goals:

 

  • Desire to regain vitality
  • Desire to remain optimally healthy
  • Desire to get back to hormone balance
  • Desire for healthy longevity
  • Digestive disorders, including IBS
  • Hormonal issues
  • Immune disorders
  • Fatigue and insomnia
  • Stress
  • Diabetes
  • Weight management
  • Headaches and migraine
  • Arthritis

 

Our integrative health specialists consider the body and mind to be one interconnected system and use a variety of methods to support and strengthen the mind-body connection. Our providers also take all aspects of your life into account when evaluating and treating your issues, including your personal history, environment, and lifestyle habits.

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California Longevity & Vitality Medical Institute
450 Sutter Street
Suite 2433
San Francisco, CA 94108