Gary D. Schwartz, MD, PC
Internal Medicine Physician located in Hackensack, NJ
At the office of Gary D. Schwartz, MD, in Hackensack, New Jersey, you can receive the highest standard of care through the numerous available preventive medicine services. Dr. Schwartz provides annual physicals, as well as specialized physicals for sports or a new job. He focuses on reducing your risk for chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes and provides resources to help you enjoy a long, healthy life. To learn more about available preventive medicine services or to schedule a physical, call the office of Gary D. Schwartz, MD, or request an appointment online today.
Preventive Care Q & A
What is preventive medicine?
Preventive medicine focuses on your general health and well-being. Dr. Schwartz provides a wide range of preventive medicine services to reduce your risk of chronic illness and disease.
Through routine physicals, Dr. Schwartz can identify potential health issues in the earliest stage, when treatment is typically most successful. He also works closely with you to prevent certain diseases that you have risk factors for due to your medical history or family background.
What preventive medicine services are available?
To accommodate your specific needs, Dr. Schwartz offers a variety of preventive medicine services, including routine physicals. Your annual physical is a visit you schedule, even if you’re otherwise healthy and not experiencing any new symptoms.
Other available preventive medicine services include:
- Sports physicals
- School physicals
- Employment physicals
In addition to physical exams, Dr. Schwartz also provides in-office screenings for psychiatric conditions to protect your mental health.
What can I expect during a routine physical?
You should schedule a routine physical at least once a year as part of your preventive health care plan. During your physical, Dr. Schwartz takes time to review your personal and family medical history and discuss any new symptoms you’ve experienced since your last physical.
As part of your exam, Dr. Schwartz assesses your vital signs and records information about your:
- Heart rate
- Blood pressure
- Body temperature
You can also expect him to manually check your abdomen and skin for signs of inflammation or other abnormalities.
If you have risk factors for diabetes, high cholesterol, or other chronic conditions, Dr. Schwartz may request blood work. He can also provide necessary vaccinations to ensure you’re up-to-date and protected from conditions like tetanus, diphtheria, and the seasonal flu.
In the event Dr. Schwartz identifies potential health issues, he customizes a treatment plan to address any symptoms and to prevent a worsening of your condition. If you have existing health issues, Dr. Schwartz can evaluate your existing treatment plan to ensure it’s working for you. He can also make the necessary changes to your current treatment to keep your condition well-controlled.
If it’s been longer than a year since your last physical, call the office of Gary D. Schwartz, MD, today or request an appointment online today.