Obstetrics & Gynecology & Certified Midwives located in Garden City, NY & North Massapequa, NY
Chronic diseases make up some of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Fortunately, the team at FemmPro MIDWIFE offers a wide array of services to prevent disease, optimize your health, and improve your quality of life at their offices in Garden City and Massapequa, New York. Schedule a disease prevention appointment by calling the office nearest you, or by booking online today.
Disease Prevention Q & A
What are chronic diseases?
Chronic diseases are long-lasting diseases that can cause disability or other serious complications if they’re left untreated. Common chronic diseases in the United States include:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Chronic inflammation or pain
- Heart disease
Diet, exercise, weight loss, and other lifestyle changes are disease prevention strategies that reduce your risk of developing a chronic disease or help you manage it better.
What are chronic disease risk factors?
Common factors that boost chronic disease risks include:
- Overweight and obesity
- Poor dietary habits
- Physical inactivity
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- High triglycerides
The FemmPro MIDWIFE team takes a holistic approach to evaluate your lifestyle, food sensitivities, environmental exposure, and lab work to keep you healthy and limit inflammation before chronic disease develops.
They offer a personalized, patient-centered approach to care, taking time with you, and providing resources that promote lifestyle intervention over medications.
What happens during disease prevention consultations?
During disease prevention appointments, your FemmPro MIDWIFE provider discusses your personal and family medical history and asks questions about past surgeries, diagnoses, and medications. They check your blood pressure and other vital signs and complete a comprehensive physical exam.
Your midwife might recommend blood tests, urine tests, allergy tests, asthma tests, a Pap smear, or other diagnostic tests to diagnose your condition and its root cause and develop a treatment plan.
Which disease prevention solutions are available?
Disease prevention strategies available at FemmPro MIDWIFE include:
- Nutrition coaching
- Healthy lifestyle education
- Hormone therapy
- Diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes
- Dietary supplements
- Stress-relieving strategies
- Smoking, drug, or alcohol cessation
- Well-woman exams
- Pap smears
The goal of the team at FemmPro MIDWIFE is to offer holistic treatments without the need for harsh medications or invasive surgical procedures. Preventive medicine reduces your risk of disease and treats health problems with lifestyle changes whenever possible.
For decades primary care physicians have pushed lifestyle intervention, but many physicians don’t have the resources or time for this. The team at FemmPro MIDWIFE does and takes a high-touch approach to patient care.
The next time you’re due for an annual physical, well-woman exam, or experience unusual symptoms, book an appointment with FemmPro MIDWIFE by phone or online today.