Preventive care helps you regain your health by taking responsibility for your wellness and longevity. Dr. Alexis Michopoulos, DO, in Denver, Colorado, offers preventive care using total health and integrative approaches. Whether you’re dealing with health problems right now and aim to avoid disease progression, or if you want to optimize your long-term health, preventive care can help. Call the office or click the online scheduler to make your appointment today.
Preventive care focuses on your wellness and longevity. It helps you maintain good health and prevents diseases from occurring. Additionally, preventive care can help you slow or stop chronic disease progression while preventing other health conditions.
Preventive care can improve your overall quality of life, help prevent costly treatments and hospitalization in the future, and give you more time with the people you love.
Preventive care includes many facets, with the main ones being:
Preventive care is proactive. It starts with health checkups to detect health problems in their earliest form, long before you actually have any symptoms.
You typically have a variety of tests and health screenings to look for issues. Lab tests check for many health issues, like high blood sugar and cholesterol, and also monitor current disease states.
Dr. Michopoulos may recommend screenings like a colonoscopy (colon cancer screening), mammogram (breast cancer screening), or a dual X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan or a bone density scan (osteoporosis scan) based on your sex, age, and risk factors.
Lifestyle medicine involves evidence-based interventions like a nourishing whole-food diet, supplements, exercise, restorative sleep, stress management, and good gut health practices. These measures can help prevent, treat, and often reverse chronic disease.
You may also need hormone replacement, osteopathic manipulative medicine, or specific approaches for weight loss, chronic pain, cardiovascular support, or other concerns. Ultimately, the goal is to approach your medical problems with a whole-body approach that heals you from within.
Dr. Michopoulos designs a personalized preventive care plan for every patient. She helps you take back your health, control your future wellness, recognize your body’s signs, and embrace a health-centered approach to whole-body wellness.
Dr. Michopoulos understands that it can be challenging to learn a new approach to your health and wellness, so she takes the time to simplify the process by educating you about your health and explaining the benefits of a whole-body approach to preventive care.
Preventive care can help you make the most of your health and wellness, giving you the best longevity and quality of life. To learn more about how you can control your health with preventive care, call Dr. Michopoulos or book your appointment online.