The Importance of Preventative Screenings With Your Primary Care Physician

We've all heard the old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and at Biggers Family Medicine, P.A., Dr. Joel Biggers, Dr. Elizabeth Biggers, and the rest of our care team are here to meet all of your preventative care needs. Whether you're concerned about screening for specific conditions due to family history or you're simply curious about whether you really need a yearly check-up, we're here to help. Let's take a look at exactly why it's so important to regularly check in with your primary care doctor for preventative screenings. 

Risk Factor Identification and Disease Prevention

 When you see your doctor for preventative screenings, they'll be able to understand your health trajectory and family history, allowing them to screen for conditions that are likely to affect you. Seeing your doctor regularly allows them to keep an eye on your examination results and symptoms over time, which may lead to early detection of certain conditions.

Early Detection and Quality of Life

 In the event that you are diagnosed with a health condition as a result of a preventative screening, you and your doctor will be able to work together to take steps that can improve your quality of life. Often, early detection results in better patient outcomes and sparing patients a lot of suffering. The sooner your doctor can provide you with a diagnosis, the better. 

Peace of Mind

 If you're dealing with health worries, you're not alone. As we get older, it can be hard to stay away from searching for symptoms online and wondering if every ache and pain is a sign of a greater problem. When you see your doctor for regular preventative care screenings, you'll be able to rest assured that you're healthy or be able to take steps to get well if your screenings show an area of concern.

Guidance and Education

 When you see your care provider regularly, they're able to help you learn more about caring for your health. This means that you get to stay in the know when it comes to the latest research-proven best practices to prevent conditions to which you may be predisposed. 

Call Biggers Family Medicine, P.A., in Brandon, FL

 If it's been a while since you've last seen your primary care provider, give us a call today. At Biggers Family Medicine, Dr. Joel Biggers and Dr. Elizabeth Biggers are here to meet all of your family medicine needs. Whether you're looking for a primary care physician for yourself or a family member, our team is here to help. Reach out to Biggers Family Medicine in Brandon, FL today at 813-655-4646.

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Biggers Family Medicine, P.A.

538 Wilbur St
Brandon, FL 33511
Phone: (813) 655-4646
Fax: (855) 366-8430

Office Hours (closed daily noon to 1:00pm for lunch)

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed

Lab Hours (closed daily noon to 1:30pm for lunch)

Monday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed