Preventative Care Specialist

Primary Care & Family Care in Scotch Plains, NJ

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Preventative Care

Millions of people die of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and other preventable deaths each year. Preventive care aims to educate you about reducing your risk of disease by living a healthy lifestyle. At Garden State Family Care in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, Pooja Mehta, MD, offers a wide range of preventive care services to help you maintain optimal health. Use the online booking tool or call the practice to schedule your preventive care appointment today.

Preventative Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

The goal of preventive care is to protect and maintain good health and well-being through the prevention of disability, disease, and early death. Preventive care is the focus of every appointment at Garden State Family Care.

As your primary contact for all your medical needs, Dr. Mehta understands your conditions and can provide personalized advice and guidance that suits your lifestyle.

How does preventive care improve health?

Visiting Dr. Mehta for annual wellness exams instead of only calling when you’re sick is the key to effective preventive care that can improve your health. 

Preventive medicine increases your life expectancy because it enables your medical team to discover diseases or potential health problems in the early stages when they are easier to treat. Treating a health condition in the early stages may also help prevent disease progression to more severe forms of illness.

Visiting Dr. Mehta for annual preventive care appointments can also reduce your overall health care costs, as health problems are easier to treat when they are caught early.

Maintaining a regular schedule of preventive care improves your overall health by reducing your risks for developing many chronic diseases. For example, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight helps prevent heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

What services are included in preventive care?

Garden State Family Care preventive medicine includes a wide range of services, including: 

  • Annual wellness exams
  • Sports physicals
  • School and work physicals
  • Vaccines
  • Bloodwork
  • EKG
  • Flu shots
  • Pediatric, adolescent, and adult medical services

If your preventive care evaluation determines you need a specialist, Dr. Mehta refers you to an appropriate doctor and coordinates your care among your specialist providers as needed.

Preventive care also supports you if you experience mental health issues or addiction. If you struggle with addiction, Garden State Family Care provides individualized treatment plans based on your unique needs. If you don’t qualify for outpatient mental health services, the team helps coordinate inpatient treatment at local facilities.

If you’re interested in slowing the signs of aging, Dr. Mehta may recommend preventive FDA-approved aesthetic medicine like Botox® or dermal fillers. 

Schedule your annual wellness exam or preventive care consultation online or by phone today.

Garden State Family Care
✆ Phone (appointments): 908-503-2561
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 908-322-6611
Address: 1814 East 2nd Street, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076