Preventative Medicine


What is Preventative Medicine?

Preventative medicine, also known as preventive medicine, refers to the efforts to prevent death, disease, and disabilities by promoting medicine and treatments for patients. Common medical conditions for this practice include diabetes, cancers, high blood pressure, and heart and vascular disease.

The specialists who will prescribe the medicine are licensed physicians, including medical doctors and osteopathy doctors. These people are experts in epidemiology, biostatistics, and social, behavioural, and economic sciences. Their knowledge helps provide better education and recommendations for patients.

Why is Preventative Medicine Important?

Some research found that preventative medicine is important for preventing disease incidence, averting devastating health outcomes, and managing complications after disease onset to maintain a functioning society.

Often overlooked, especially in societies with strong healthcare systems, preventive medicine is vital for individual and public health.

For instance, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of community health measures like handwashing and social distancing.

Preventative Medicine at Wells Road Medical Center

Wells Road Medical Centre provides preventative medicine service through a thorough examination before prescribing medicine. Read on to learn more about the details!

Annual Checkups after 40 Years of Age

Regular annual checkups after age 40 are crucial for early detection and prevention of common medical conditions like high blood pressure, heart and vascular disease, diabetes, and cancers.

These proactive visits empower you to control your health and promptly address any potential risks.

Annual Checkups for Under 40 Years of Age

For individuals under 40, annual health assessments are generally less necessary, yet certain circumstances may warrant them.

Notably, family medical history plays a crucial role; the presence of cancer, heart disease, or type 2 diabetes in close relatives significantly heightens the importance of proactive health checkups.

Male and Female Screening

At Wells Road Medical Clinic, our physicians provide comprehensive evaluations for both men and women. For women, this includes breast checks and pap smears, while for men, a rectal prostate examination is available.

Additionally, we conduct skin inspections and review all internal organ systems to ensure your overall health and well-being.

Other Screening

There are also other screening tests, including:

  • Blood Tests: A fasting blood test is typically conducted to measure cholesterol levels and blood glucose.
  • Cancer Screening: Occult bleeding in stool samples may be examined as part of bowel cancer screening.
  • Diagnostic Imaging: Depending on individual circumstances, X-rays, stress heart tests, stress echocardiograms, or Coronary CT Angiography (CCTA) might be recommended.

Every evaluation is followed by a customised management plan designed to meet your unique health requirements. This comprehensive approach may include scheduled follow-up appointments to ensure ongoing care and support.

Preventative medicine is a vital practice to prevent diseases, disabilities, or death. Wells Road Medical Centre provides preventative medicine services that include thorough screenings for all ages to target different needs. Visit us now to get professional healthcare assistance!


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Why Choose Wellsroad Medical Center

Comprehensive and
Coordinated Care

At Wells Road Medical Centre, you have access to a wide spectrum of health services under one roof. From antenatal and shared care to chronic disease management and minor surgical procedures, our approach to health is holistic and patient-centred. We coordinate care seamlessly across services, ensuring you receive the most effective treatment without the hassle of multiple referrals.

Accredited Professionals and Quality Services

Our practitioners are not just highly skilled; they're also recognised fellows of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and our practice meets the rigorous standards of AGPAL accreditation. This means you're receiving care from a team committed to excellence and ongoing professional development to serve you better.

Patient-Focused Policies and Environment

We believe in treating all our patients with respect and dignity, providing a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. With our zero-tolerance policy for abusive behaviour, we maintain a positive atmosphere for both our staff and patients. Moreover, our flexible billing options, including bulk billing for eligible services, ensure that your health care is affordable and accessible.
Choose Wells Road Medical Centre for a healthcare experience where your well-being is our top priority.

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