Preventative Medicine Specialist

Adult Care of Austin, PA

Internal Medicine Physicians located in Austin, TX

Preventive medicine is critical to keeping patients of all ages healthy and active. At Adult Care of Austin, located in Austin, Texas, Dr. Steven Dobberfuhl and Dr. Allen Sonstein provide medical care and advice to improve and maintain your health and wellbeing and reduce your risk of serious health conditions. Call or schedule an appointment online today to get the medical care you need to protect your health.

Preventative Medicine Q & A

What is preventive medicine?

Almost all physicians practice preventive medicine — it includes treatments and advice to improve and protect your health and reduce your risk of serious illness and disease. Dr. Dobberfuhl and Dr. Sonstein provide preventive medicine services to patients of all ages.

Because of their extensive experience in treating older patients, they have first-hand knowledge about the risk factors and warning signs of many diseases, which they use to provide medical advice and care for younger patients and support lifestyle changes early to reduce their risk of severe or chronic illness later in life.

For example, the dangers of smoking have only become apparent in the last few decades. Now that the doctors can see the effects of smoking on older patients, they can use that information to help younger patients quit tobacco products. Similarly, they can see the health complications caused by obesity and offer weight management advice to anyone who needs it.

What services are included in preventive medicine?

Dr. Dobberfuhl and Dr. Sonstein provide highly customized preventive healthcare. They offer comprehensive physical exams, which are the foundation of preventive healthcare. Not only do they develop a detailed understanding of your personal and family medical history, but they also offer a variety of services and tests including:

  • Health screenings, including blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes
  • Cancer screenings, including Pap smears, breast exams, and PSA screening
  • Smoking cessation support
  • Weight management advice
  • Mental health screening
  • STD testing
  • Vaccinations

Routine annual exams and health screenings allow the doctors to monitor your health and provide medical care and advice when your tests show signs of illness, even before you begin to experience any symptoms.

How can I protect my health and wellbeing?

Your doctor provides customized advice and support to address your specific health needs. However, in general, you can take steps to protect your health.

First, make sure to attend your annual physical. These appointments are essential to monitoring your health and getting the personalized attention and advice you need to protect your health.

Second, eat a nutritious and balanced diet and get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day. You should also avoid tobacco products and limit your consumption of alcohol, sugar, salt, and fat. This helps you maintain a healthy weight, which reduces your risk of a variety of health problems.

Call or schedule an appointment online today to get customized healthcare services and advice.