Preventive care and diagnostic medical care both play an important part in keeping you as healthy as possible. But, sometimes the difference between the two isn’t clear. Please keep in mind that during the same visit with your doctor, you may receive both preventive and diagnostic services.
What is Preventive Medical Care?
Preventive care focuses on evaluating your current health status when you are symptom free. Preventive care is important to maintaining your health. Preventive care includes immunizations, lab tests, screenings and other services intended to prevent illness or detect problems before you notice any symptoms. The right preventive care at the right time can help you stay well and could even save your life.