• Ronnie Shalev, MD

Preventive Medicine: What is it and Why it’s important

Preventive medicine focuses on disease prevention rather than treatment and takes a proactive approach to patient care. Preventive care can help patients stay healthier throughout their lives and detect problems and diseases early on.

If everyone in the US received recommended clinical preventive care, then over 100,000 lives could be saved each year! -CDC

Common Preventive Health Services:

  • Vaccinations

  • Screenings (STDs, hypertension, cancer, bone density)

  • Blood tests (for diabetes, cholesterol)

  • Regular Check-ups (Prenatal care, well visits)

  • Counseling about lifestyle choices, nutritions, smoking cessation, fall prevention

  • Vision/Hearing Checks

  • Oral Health (dental cleanings, routine dental Xrays)

As a healthcare navigation service that emphasizes price transparency and quality, MediBookr can help you find high quality, low cost preventive medicine specialists. We can also help direct you to the best value laboratory for your yearly diabetes and cholesterol bloodwork and find the best imaging centers for your mammograms and ultrasounds. MediBookr can even pre-negotiate payments for colonoscopies and other preventive tests. For more information, contact us at support@medibookr.com

-Dr. Ronnie Shalev is a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician and the Chief Medical Officer of MediBookr