Preventive Care

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Preventive care is medical care with a focus on disease prevention and general well-being through regular check-ups and health screening. An annual exam is an important part of your medical care. Here at Santa Lucia Medical Group, in Salinas we offer a range of preventive care appointments.

Medical Exam (Adult)

At your medical exam, we will review your medical and family history. We will take and record your vitals. At this exam, you will discuss your health concerns and risk factors with your doctor. An examination will be performed. Your doctor may run a series of tests and blood work, as needed. Your doctor will discuss your health and any treatment options with you. Please bring a list of all your current medications with you to your appointment.

Well Woman Exam

A well woman exam, or gynecological exam, is an examination that focuses on a woman’s sexual and reproductive health. At this annual exam, your doctor will screen for any abnormalities by performing a breast exam, a pelvic exam, and a pap smear. These tests are important for screening for infections, cancers, and Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV). At this time, testing for Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) can also be performed. Your doctor will want to discuss with you your sexual history as well as your menstrual cycle.

Well Child Care

Well child care is an important part of your child’s health and well being. These visits begin at birth and continue through their teen years. Our health care professionals would be happy to discuss the appropriate well child schedule with you. At these well child checkups, the doctor will monitor your child’s growth and development. Your child will receive their immunizations. Vision and hearing screening may be performed at some of these visits. It is important to discuss any of your questions and concerns with the doctor at this time.

Diabetes Assessment and Risk Screening

Diabetes is a group of diseases in which the body’s inability to produce enough insulin can result in too much glucose. Depending on your medical and family history, you may be at risk for developing diabetes. Your doctor will assess and monitor your health for risk factors. When necessary, your doctor may order diabetes testing. This is performed through a Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) test. This is a blood test performed to check the glucose levels in your blood after fasting overnight. Our medical staff will discuss the preparations for this test with you.

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