More than ever, patients and practitioners must adapt to changes in health care. While changes in coverage and access can complicate the health care landscape for many, the recent focus on preventing illness offers patients and their doctors the potential to help decrease health care costs and improve quality of life.
Preventing illness can be a mainstay of your health. For example, even the most routine of health practices such as washing your hands can help you stave off colds and the flu; having your vaccinations can help prevent you from getting and spreading disease; exercising regularly and staying fit can help you ward off obesity, diabetes, arthritis, and other chronic illnesses; and getting timely checkups and screenings can detect the early stages of serious illness and help you manage it.
To help you stay on top of your health, Summit Medical Group offers preventive health guidelines based on recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force, American Cancer Society, and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Click on your age group for your preventive health guidelines:
- Women ages 18 to 40 years
- Women ages 40 to 50 years
- Women ages 50 to 65 years
- Women age 65 years and older
- Men ages 18 to 40 years
- Men ages 40 to 50 years
- Men ages 50 to 65 years
- Men age 65 years and older
If you are scheduled for a health care visit, our Doctor Discussion Guides can make it easier for you to ask and get answers to important questions during your visit. Keep your guide(s) handy so that you can make notes on it or them before your visit. Be sure to write down all your questions, concerns, symptoms, and side effects.
Click on the links below to print the guides you need:
- Questions for Your Doctor
- What to Ask When You Get a Prescription
- What to Ask If You Are Having a Test or Procedure
- What to Ask About Your Diagnosis
- What to Ask About Your Treatment
- What to Ask If You Need Surgery
- What to Ask If You Must Choose a Practitioner
- What to Ask If You Must Choose a Health Plan
- What to Ask If You Must Choose a Hospital
- What to Ask If You Need Long-term Care
Learn about our Preventive Medicine Live Well Program.
Call us today at 908-277-8800
and find out how we can help you protect your health!