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Adult Preventative Care Specialist

Advanced Medical and Kidney Institute

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Nephrology, A Private Medical Practice located in Apple Valley, CA

Preventing chronic illness and disease is a mission of the medical team at Advanced Medical and Kidney Institute in Apple Valley, California. Skilled nephrologist and internal medicine specialist, Sunil Patel, DO, and his staff offer primary care services for adults of all ages. They provide annual wellness exams, preventive screenings, and resources to help you enjoy a happy, healthy life. Call Advanced Medical and Kidney Institute today to schedule a routine health exam or request an appointment online now.

Adult Preventive Care Q&A

Why is adult preventive care important?

The goals of the adult preventive care services available at Advanced Medical and Kidney Institute are to preserve your overall health and wellness and reduce your risk factors for chronic disease.

Through routine wellness visits when you’re not sick, your provider has the opportunity to assess the health and function of your major systems. This helps them identify potential issues in the earliest stages, when treatment is most successful.

What adult preventive care services are available?

The team at Advanced Medical and Kidney Institute offers several on-site services that focus on your unique needs. 

These services include:

  • Annual wellness exams
  • Preventive screenings
  • Diagnostic evaluations
  • Nutritional and lifestyle counseling

The providers work one on one with you at each visit to address any health concerns you have. They also provide resources to keep you physically active and healthy.

What can I expect during an annual wellness exam?

During the routine exam, your Advanced Medical and Kidney Institute provider takes time to review your personal and family medical history and discuss any new symptoms you’ve experienced since your last checkup.

You can also expect a thorough physical exam that allows your physician to assess your overall health. This includes evaluating your:

  • Weight
  • Heart function
  • Lung function
  • Body temperature
  • Skin health

The medical team also evaluates the flexibility and range of motion of your joints.

Depending on your unique health needs and medical history, the Advanced Medical and Kidney Institute team may request additional diagnostic screenings, like blood work. This testing helps to identify underlying health issues, such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, that may not be causing any symptoms yet.

Based on the results of your exam and other tests, your physician works with you to create a treatment plan for existing health issues, if necessary. The medical team also can provide you with resources to enhance your overall physical and mental wellness with suggestions for improving your diet and making lifestyle changes that benefit your long-term health.

If it’s been more than a year since your last routine health exam, schedule one online or by calling Advanced Medical and Kidney Institute.