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Preventative Healthcare services offered in Floral Park, NY & Jackson Heights, NY

About 60% of adults in the United States suffer from a chronic disease. Many of these chronic health problems are preventable. Himanshu Pandya, MD, and the team at Floral Park Medical, P.C. and Cross Island Medical in the Jackson Heights and Floral Park neighborhoods of Queens, New York, offer preventive health care to help patients take charge of their health. Call the office closest to you or schedule an appointment online today.

Preventative Healthcare Q & A

What is preventive health care?

Preventive health care focuses on helping patients take the steps they need to improve their current health and prevent future health problems.

Dr. Pandya is a board-certified internal medicine physician who takes a patient-centered approach to care. Though he has the ability to diagnose and treat many chronic and complex health conditions, his goal is to prevent his patients from getting sick in the first place.

With preventive health care, he educates his patients about lifestyle changes they can make that might prevent chronic health problems later in life. 

Dr. Pandya also performs exams and health screenings to find and treat health problems before they turn into serious health issues or chronic conditions. 

Who needs preventive health care?

Everyone benefits from preventive health care. Floral Park Medical, P.C. and Cross Island Medical are primary care practices that see adults 18 and older. 

No matter your age, health status, or medical history, preventive health care helps you take control of your body and your health so you can live a healthy, long, active life. 

You should have a preventive health care exam once a year. 

What happens during a preventive health care exam?

The specifics of your preventive health care exam at Floral Park Medical, P.C. and Cross Island Medical depend on your age, health needs, and health risks. In addition to reviewing your medical history, your preventive health care exam may include various health screenings, such as:

  • Assessment of body composition
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Diabetes screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Depression screening
  • Testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Prostate cancer screening in men
  • Breast cancer screening in women
  • Cervical cancer screening in women

Preventive health care at Floral Park Medical, P.C. and Cross Island Medical also includes a discussion of your lifestyle habits, including usual diet, exercise habits, alcohol use, and tobacco use. 

Dr. Pandya may also ask about vaccinations and recommend updating vaccines as needed to improve your immune health.

He also spends time talking to you about your lifestyle and provides guidance on how to make changes to improve your health and prevent future medical problems. Our offices also provide help with weight loss.

Preventive health care focuses on making and keeping you healthy. Call our offices or schedule an appointment online today.