Preventative Care Specialist

Aspire Wellness LLC: Shannon Beausoleil, MD -  - Primary Care

Aspire Wellness LLC: Shannon Beausoleil, MD

Primary Care & Functional Aesthetics Specialist located in West Hartford, CT

Many types of illness can keep you from working, interfere with daily activities, and cause severe health complications, including death. But many of these illnesses are preventable. Preventive medicine is designed to help you and your family avoid illness and promote overall health and wellness. If you’d like to schedule a routine checkup, immunizations, or health screenings with a highly qualified physician, call Aspire Wellness LLC: Shannon Beausoleil, MD in West Hartford, Connecticut, today, or make an appointment online.

Preventative Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

The goal of preventive medicine is the absence of disease. Preventive health care services either keep an illness from occurring or identify disease at the earliest time possible so that treatment has the highest chance of being successful.

A doctor who specializes in preventive medicine provides comprehensive preventive care services. Individuals and families can also engage in preventive care by making healthy decisions about nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle choices.

Who should have preventive care?

Preventive care is essential for patients of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. Preventive medicine at Aspire Wellness LLC: Shannon Beausoleil, MD can address conditions that are common in children, women, and men.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, chronic diseases are responsible for seven of every 10 deaths among Americans each year. However, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and many other chronic conditions are preventable or, when detected early, successfully treated.

Immunizations protect you, you’re family, and the general public from dangerous illnesses. Regular preventive care visits allow you to discuss concerns and ask questions, and provide an opportunity for your doctor to monitor existing conditions and follow-up on previous illnesses or concerns.

What is involved in preventive care?

Preventive care services at Aspire Wellness LLC: Shannon Beausoleil, MD include:

  • Physical exams
  • Well-woman exams
  • Immunizations
  • Blood tests
  • STD tests
  • Cancer screenings
  • Diabetes screenings
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Cholesterol screenings

Preventive care also includes appropriate medical treatment of acute and chronic conditions, so they don’t become worse and cause more severe health complications.

Dr. Beausoleil believes that maintaining a healthy body and mind is a foundational aspect of preventive care. She provides educational information, nutritional counseling, and other resources that empower her patients to make healthy choices for greater physical and emotional wellness.

What can I do to prevent illness on my own?

The most important thing you can do to prevent injury and disease is to eat a healthy diet, get plenty of exercise, and regular sleep. Losing weight if you’re overweight or obese, quitting smoking, limiting alcohol use, and seeking treatment for depression and other mental health disorders can also prevent or improve a variety of medical conditions.

To learn more about preventive medicine, or to schedule a physical exam, immunizations, health screenings, or other preventive care services, call Aspire Wellness LLC: Shannon Beausoleil, MD today, or make an appointment online.