Preventative Medicine

Preventative Medicine
Preventative Medicine services offered in Copperfield, Houston, TX

Preventive medicine focuses on protecting the existing health and long-term wellness of yourself and your family. Copperfield Family Clinic in Houston, Texas, offers preventive medicine services in-office and through a virtual telehealth platform. Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi, FNP, DNP, provides comprehensive physicals, bloodwork, immunizations, and other preventive healthcare services to lower risk factors for chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes in adults and children. If it’s been longer than a year since your last physical exam, call the office to schedule a preventive medicine consultation. You can also book an appointment online today. 

Preventative Medicine Q & A

What is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine includes services that lower your risk factors for acute illnesses and chronic diseases. Preventive medicine aims to identify warning signs of illness or disease in the earliest stages, so you can get treatment before complications arise.

Copperfield Family Clinic offers preventive medicine services for adults and children. As a highly skilled family nurse practitioner, Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi works closely with individuals and families to ensure they enjoy optimal physical, mental, and emotional health.

Which preventive medicine services are available?

Copperfield Family Clinic offers various preventive medicine services in-office and through the online telehealth platform. Available services include:

  • Physical exams
  • Immunizations
  • Lab testing
  • Preventive health screenings
  • Women’s health exams
  • Medically supervised weight loss

You should schedule a routine preventive visit once a year, even if you feel well. If you have a chronic disease or need urgent care services, you may need to schedule other appointments in addition to your annual checkups.

What happens during my initial preventive medicine appointment?

Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi reviews your personal and family medical histories during your initial preventive medicine visit at Copperfield Family Clinic. This information helps her identify risk factors for Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other potentially preventable health issues.

You can also expect a complete physical exam so Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi can evaluate your overall health. She notes important details about your health, including your:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Body temperature
  • Joint flexibility
  • Muscle strength

If you have risk factors for disease, you may need bloodwork or other lab tests. During a women’s health exam, Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi also completes a pelvic exam, Pap smear, and breast exam to check for cancer and other reproductive health issues.

Based on your physical and lab tests, Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi can recommend lifestyle and diet changes to support your health. She also customizes a weight loss plan to help lower your risk of obesity-related conditions like hypertension (high blood pressure).

If your preventive health screenings reveal signs of disease, Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi can tailor a care plan to treat existing symptoms and prevent long-term complications. She can also refer you to a specialist for additional diagnostic testing and treatment.

Call Copperfield Family Clinic to schedule a preventive medicine consultation for yourself or your family, or book an appointment online today.