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What Is Preventative Medicine

Preventative medicine is an interdisciplinary branch of medicine that protects, promotes, and aims to maintain health wellness and preventative care.

What Is Preventative Medicine

Preventative medicine is an interdisciplinary branch of medicine that protects, promotes, and aims to maintain health and well-being. 

What Is Considered Preventative Care

This clinical philosophy also focuses on the many factors that affect your health, such as socioeconomics, health equity, and public health policy. Just as the name suggests, the goal is to prevent illness.

A medical speciality recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), preventative medicine promotes wellbeing by preventing illness, disease, disability, and death. Your body’s vitality is contingent on avoiding sickness and being protected from disease. Before having to treat symptoms of illness, it is better to not have the illness to begin with. As a positive, and health forward practice, preventative medicine allows individuals to pursue optimum vitality.  Enhancing your body’s natural systems allows you to live a health and fit life.  

This individual approach to health care can also provide an important framework for society’s health care as well. If preventative medicine approaches are taken while individuals are young and maintained throughout their lifetime, the same individuals will then create a stronger and healthier society as the same demographics age. The society becomes healthier because society has overall pursued health enhancing practices.  

Preventative medicine is an interdisciplinary branch of medicine that protects, promotes, and aims to maintain health and well-being. This clinical philosophy also focuses on the many factors that affect your health, such as socioeconomics, health equity, and public health policy. Just as the name suggests, the goal is to prevent illness.  

Wellness and preventative care are provided through doctors who specialize their treatments with this approach. Providers who specialize in preventative medicine are specialists who are licensed medical doctors (MD) or are doctors of osteopath (DO). They are experts in a broad range of preventative health services likes epidemiology (when disease happens, how it becomes distributed, and how to control it), biostatistics (development and application of treatments), and the prevention of illness in clinical settings.  

This application of preventive medicine improves the quality of life for many individuals, families, and communities.  

Preventative Medicine Treatments 

Shakthi Health and Wellness Center offers several preventative health services for patients. Dr. Jyothi Rao understands the critical role preventative medicine plays in maintaining wellness for each individual as well as the larger community. Our practice offers services that can be incorporated in your daily wellness regimen.  

Our wellness center offers various testing to be done before pursuing a wellness regimen. Some of these tests include: 

VO2 Max: 

A test that determines oxygen exchange ratios to better determine an individual’s level of fitness. The results are then used to better develop an effective exercise program for each person.  

AT Test (Anaerobic Threshold):

This test measures the level of exercise beyond which lactic acid can accumulate in the muscles and is valuable in developing a nutrition plan that looks at fats and carbohydrate ratios to improve fitness training and raise the anaerobic threshold.  

Heart Rate Variability:

Used to evaluate stress levels by evaluating the autonomic nervous system (ANS), results can be used to identify strategies for individuals looking to enhance their body’s vitality when strength training.  

Digital Pulse Analysis:

This is a noninvasive test that looks at the elasticity of the arteries in the heart and is part of a cardiovascular assessment. 

Body Impedance Analysis: Using noninvasive methods to review and evaluate body fat, body composition, intracellular and extracellular water content, membrane health, and metabolic rate, individuals can use the results as a baseline. Establishing results with this baseline, individuals (and their providers) can monitor their progress, nutrition, and overall health.  

Other Approaches:  

Dr. Jyothi Rao offers other approaches to wellness for enhanced vitality for her patients. Patients will have access to nutrition recommendations and advice when training for physical activity. She can evaluate your eating habits and determine ideal ways to incorporate plant based food to improve gut health. Shakthi Health and Wellness Center offers: 

  • Dietary Modification Programs 
  • Lymphatic Enhancement Technology (LET) 
  • Acupuncture 
  • Nitric Oxide Testing 
  • Infrared Sauna Therapy 
  • IV Infusion Therapy 

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If you are interested in learning why preventative medicine is important, or would like more information about improving your health and wellness, CALL Shakthi Health and Wellness Center today! You can speak to one of our dedicated staff members who will set up your consultation with Dr. Jyothi Rao. Dr. Rao is a deeply experienced specialist who will effectively evaluate your symptoms and optimize your body’s vitality. Call (301) 703-5067 and speak to our concierge staff to schedule your appointment today! 

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I came to see Dr. Rao with symptoms of chronic fatigue, abdominal pains, depression, and weight gain. I had seen a couple other doctors and they had found that I had very high inflammation levels and over 15 food allergies/sensitivities. They wanted me to just take prescription drugs, but I wanted more than a quick fix. I wanted my health and my life back!

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Our practice believes enhancing your vitality is possible through holistic lifestyle changes. Integrative medicine focuses on the relationship between your mind, body, and soul. We are mindful of this significant union when supporting your path to whole body wellness. 

Our team is composed of skilled medical professionals who are highly knowledgeable in the practice of holistic integrative therapies. We believe patients shouldn’t have to settle for “quick fixes” for their health.  

Our patients are provided with healing-oriented therapies, combining complementary and conventional medicine to promote whole body wellness.   

Our Center believes in the infinite possibilities of health through finite change to one’s lifestyle. We use diagnostic tests to identify deficiencies and develop treatment plans that puts patients back on the path to health and vitality restoring stability and balance.

We believe patients shouldn’t settle. Our practice is not a revolving door. We listen, and most importantly, we hear you. When it comes to your health and well-being, don’t you want to be heard.