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Preventive Medicine

Coral Gables Executive Physicians -  - Concierge Internal Medicine

Coral Gables Executive Physicians

Concierge Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Coral Gables, FL

Preventive medicine helps you avoid disease and sickness, and this is how the team led by board-certified internist Robert H. Thomas, MD, FACP, operates at Coral Gables Executive Physicians in Coral Gables, Florida. They believe that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of medicine, and they provide an extensive range of services to ensure that prevention is the priority. It makes sense to avoid getting sick if you can, and there’s no better way than with help from Coral Gables Executive Physicians. Call today to find out more about preventive medicine.

Preventive Medicine Q&A

What is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine is all about keeping you healthy and taking steps to stop you from getting sick in the first place. It’s far better for you to avoid disease wherever possible, or get an early warning if you’re at risk of developing certain diseases than to wait until you’re already sick before taking action. 

The team at Coral Gables Executive Physicians understands the importance of preventive medicine and the enormous difference it can make to your quality of life. They provide an extensive program of screening tests to help identify potential health problems before they become a serious issue.

What preventive medicine tests are there?

There are many kinds of preventive medicine tests available, from a simple blood pressure test to Pap smears that detect the first signs of cervical cancer. Specialized tests available at Coral Gables Executive Physicians include:

Biophysical test

This is a blood test that checks for more than 60 disorders.

Food sensitivity

This blood test checks your sensitivity to more than 150 different foods.

Stress hormone profile

This comprehensive evaluation looks at stress hormone levels and adrenal gland function.

CIMT

This stands for the carotid intima-media thickness test, which measures the thickness of the inner layers of your carotid artery, helping to assess your risk for heart attack or stroke.

Micronutrient test

This measures the levels of more than 33 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants in your body.

Toxic core

This test measures the levels of 45 different toxic chemicals in your body.

Comprehensive digestive stool analysis

This analysis evaluates your digestive functions, including absorption, gut flora, colonic environment, parasite levels, and any infection present.

What genetic preventive medicine tests are there?

The Coral Gables Executive Physicians team provides a range of genetic tests to help identify and often prevent inherited diseases. Comprehensive genetic testing scans your entire genome and assesses the risk you have of developing different diseases.

You can also undergo genetic testing for weight loss. This genetic test provides a personalized metabolism, diet, nutrition, and exercise report based on your specific DNA.

If you have a significant family history of breast or ovarian cancer, you may consider taking a BRCA test to see if you also have a genetic predisposition. You can even take a telomere test, which evaluates the length of your DNA endcaps. Some research has shown that your telomere length can show how well you’re aging and determine your biological age, helping you to make better lifestyle choices.

Many of the tests offered at Coral Gables Executive Physicians aren’t typically available at other more standard medical practices, but can give you a detailed analysis of your health and how likely you are to be sick in the future. With that knowledge, you can start on a course of treatment to protect yourself.

Find out more about preventive medicine and how to lead a healthier life by calling Coral Gables Executive Physicians today.