Preventive medicine can catch underlying medical conditions early on when they respond best to treatment. At Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, board-certified adult primary care physicians Dr. Joseph J. Botta, MD, Dr. David Candow, MD & Dr. Ronald Klare, MD and the team provide various preventive medical services, including physical exams, vaccines, and preventive screenings. To make an appointment at the practice in Putnam, Connecticut, call the office today.
A physical exam is a routine checkup that assesses your physical and neurological well-being. During an exam, your provider checks your weight, blood pressure, and heart rate, examines your skin, palpates your organs, tests your reflexes, and observes your eyes, nose, and throat.
If your provider finds anything unusual, they can order additional tests, like blood work or diagnostic imaging.
Laboratory testing analyzes samples of bodily fluids, like blood, urine, stool, or saliva. Lab tests help the team diagnose medical conditions invisible to the eye, like vitamin deficiencies or hormonal imbalances.
Vaccines, or immunizations, teach your immune system to identify harmful invaders like viruses and bacteria. By getting vaccinated, you can significantly reduce the risk of serious complications like hospitalization.
If you fall and injure a joint or you experience low back pain and your provider is unable to pinpoint the underlying cause, the team might recommend diagnostic imaging. Imaging procedures like X-rays and ultrasound use advanced technologies to capture photos of your hard and soft tissues.
The team at Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, treats most acute and chronic conditions. If you require additional assistance, they can coordinate care with a medical specialist (or specialists) in the area.