Preventative Medicine

Jonah Medical Group

Family Practice & Internal Medicine Specialist located in Los Angeles, CA

Improving and protecting your health should be at the top of your priority list. At Jonah Medical Group in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, Dr. Edwin Choi makes sure that you receive the preventive care you need to feel protected from the many diseases and condition out there. Contact the office today by phone or online to learn more about the steps you can take to protect yourself from any eventuality.

Preventative Medicine Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care offers you a series of measures you can take to protect and monitor your health through regular screenings and healthy lifestyle management. Simple steps can protect you from severe illnesses and diseases. Dr. Choi makes sure you understand how to stay healthy.

The most integral part of preventive care is your annual physical, which involves:

  • Recording your blood pressure
  • Making sure your weight is within the normal range
  • Testing for STDs and other infectious diseases
  • Examining your body
  • Testing your nerve reflexes
  • Understanding how you lead your life

Taking these simple steps can help you avoid many illnesses and conditions. Preventive care at Jonah Medical Group also includes the following:

  • High cholesterol screening
  • Diabetes testing
  • Cancer screenings
  • Immune system health check
  • Full blood panels
  • Immunizations

Why does preventive care matter?

Preventive care matters because some conditions do not exhibit symptoms. That means that you might be suffering from a disease or condition without even knowing it. Sometimes, health screenings are the only way for you to find out if something is the matter.

Conditions that don’t exhibit symptoms in their early stages include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • STDs
  • Various chronic conditions

Above all, preventive care allows you to understand what you need to stay healthy, and Dr. Choi makes a point of making himself available as a resource for you to both develop a well-balanced lifestyle and ensure that your actions have a positive impact on your well-being.

Dr. Choi can help you identify the changes your life needs, whether that’s regular exercise, a healthy diet, or a less stressful job, to reduce your chances of getting sick.

Does preventive care prevent all illness?

Nothing can completely stop you from getting sick, even if you’re the healthiest you can be. Sometimes, factors outside of your control cause illness, like genetics or a family history of a given disease.

Nevertheless, preventive care helps you take the necessary steps to eliminate the chances of an illness becoming dangerous and life-threatening.

While no one is immune from illness, everyone deserves a chance to minimize symptoms and risk. Dr. Choi is here to help you do so. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more about preventive care.