Adult Preventative Care Specialist

Sabiha Mohiuddin, MD

Family Practice & General Practitioner located in Frederick, MD

As you age, you become more susceptible to serious health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, and arthritis. Adult preventive care can detect these and other issues early on, before they progress. At her practice in Frederick, Maryland, Sabiha Mohiuddin MD provides various adult preventive care services on-site, including physical examinations, vaccinations, and screening for chronic disease. To make an appointment, book a consultation online, or call the office today.

Adult Preventative Care Q & A

What is adult preventive care?

Adult preventive care helps diagnose, treat, and prevent serious diseases and medical problems before they negatively affect your health and quality of life. 

Many chronic illnesses, including heart disease and diabetes, present few symptoms early on. This means you might be at risk and not realize it. By participating in adult preventive care on a routine basis, you can preserve your health for years to come.

What services does adult preventive care provide?

Sabiha Mohiuddin MD offers a variety of adult preventive care services, including:

Physical examinations

A physical examination is an in-office appointment used to check-in on your health and well-being. During a physical exam, your provider checks your vital signs, including your heartbeat and respiratory rate, asks about any unusual symptoms you’re experiencing, and updates your immunizations as necessary. 

Vaccinations

Vaccinations help you build immunity against potentially life-threatening illnesses like the seasonal flu, polio, measles, and chickenpox. Your provider administers vaccines via injection. 

Once a vaccine enters your body, it “teaches” your immune system to identify harmful substances. Your body creates antibodies that fend off infection, lowering your risk of serious complications.

Laboratory testing

Laboratory testing takes samples of bodily fluids, like blood or urine, and analyzes them to detect potential health problems. The type of laboratory testing that will most benefit you depends on your age, health history, and symptoms. Some of the most common laboratory tests include complete blood count (CBC), lipid panels, and metabolic panels.

Screening for chronic disease

As you get older, your body becomes more susceptible to serious illnesses like cancer and heart disease. Undergoing screening procedures like mammograms and colonoscopies can alert you to problems early on. This allows for prompt treatment, preventing the condition from progressing.

When should I schedule an adult preventive care appointment?

The team at Sabiha Mohiuddin MD recommends scheduling an adult preventive care appointment at least once a year. This is especially true if you’re 40 or older. Even if you feel relatively healthy, adult preventive care still matters. In addition to preserving your health, it presents an opportunity to ask questions and build a relationship with your provider. 

To schedule an adult preventive care appointment at Sabiha Mohiuddin MD, book a consultation online, or call the office today.