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Health & Wellness Specialist

Diligent Medical Care, PC

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Union City, NJ

Chronic diseases including heart disease and diabetes account for seven out of ten deaths in the United States today. Maintaining good health and wellness requires preventive medicine for early chronic disease screening and detection. At Diligent Medical Care, PC, in Union City, New Jersey, Mohammad Chaudhry, MD, and Sharon Mirante, APN, focus on preventive care to improve your quality of life. Call the practice or use the convenient online scheduling tool to book an appointment today.

Health & Wellness Q & A

What is the difference between health and wellness?

Your health is your overall state of being and refers to your physical health, mental health, and social well-being. It’s often thought about in terms of physical health, such as your nutrition, exercise regime, and weight management.

Wellness is the active process of becoming healthier through good lifestyle choices. Wellness is the goal of enhancing your well-being with a healthy lifestyle. Diligent Medical Care, PC, improves your health and wellness through preventive medicine and a holistic look at your overall health.

How does preventive medicine improve health and wellness?

Preventive medicine promotes health and wellness by preventing disease, disability, and death. When you receive preventive care, you drastically increase your lifespan as you are more likely to discover and treat health problems earlier. For example, maintaining a healthy weight or losing extra weight helps prevent heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

Focusing on disease prevention and health and wellness promotion reduces your risk for developing many chronic diseases.

What can I do to improve my health and wellness?

Feeling good physically and emotionally starts with making good lifestyle choices. Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly helps manage your weight and keep your muscles, including your heart, strong.

Scheduling annual physical exams at Diligent Medical Care, PC, ensures you recognize potential health problems and receive early treatment before they advance to more serious health conditions that are harder and more expensive to treat.

What type of preventive care should I receive?

Everyone should receive annual physical exams to monitor blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes. Depending on your age and overall health, Diligent Medical Care, PC, recommends other preventive medicine and screenings, including:

  • Cancer screenings such as mammograms and colonoscopies
  • Routine vaccinations for polio, measles, meningitis
  • Flu and Covid immunizations

In addition to physical exams and screenings, Diligent Medical Care, PC, counsels patients about lifestyle choices that improve health, such as eating a nutritious diet, reducing alcohol use, managing weight, and quitting smoking.

To improve your quality of life through effective health and wellness exams and preventive medicine, schedule an appointment online or by calling Diligent Medical Care, PC, today.