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Preventive Health

If you’re looking for ways to stay healthy and reduce the risk of getting sick or developing a disease, turn to PrudentMD in Iselin, New Jersey. Internal medicine specialist Maitri Patel, MD, and her exceptional staff offer comprehensive preventive health services to maximize your health and wellness. Call the office today to schedule a wellness checkup or book an appointment online.

Preventive Health Q & A

What is preventive health?

Preventive health includes evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment when needed to reduce your risk of getting sick, becoming injured, or developing a chronic disease. Annual physical exams, immunizations, vitamin supplements, medically supervised weight loss, and other preventive services available at PrudentMD keep you as healthy as possible to maximize your quality of life.

What are the benefits of preventive health?

You can expect the following benefits when choosing preventive health at PrudentMD:

  • Healthier body weight
  • Stronger immune system
  • Reduced risk of chronic diseases
  • Fewer illnesses
  • Lower risk of injuries
  • Earlier disease detection
  • Better quality of life
  • Smoking cessation assistance
  • Remote blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight monitoring for Medicare patients

Preventive medicine can save you time and money in the long run when PudentMD providers detect medical problems early before they turn into severe complications. PrudentMD has the least number of hospitalizations in the area.

PrudentMD pays for remote monitoring services for medicare patients. Medicare patients receive devices that connect to the office computer system. This allows providers to monitor patient’s blood pressure, blood sugar remotely and correct them effectively and in a timely manner. This reduces hospitalization. 

Which preventive health services are available?

PrudentMD specialists offer the following preventive health services:

Annual physical exams

Annual physical exams allow your provider to assess your overall health and wellness properly. They weigh you, evaluate your body mass index (BMI), check your vital signs, and review your medical history. Your specialist completes a physical exam by inspecting your eyes, ears, and throat and listening to your heartbeat and breathing.

They offer breast and pelvic exams to women, including Pap tests to screen for cervical cancer and prostate exams for men. Blood tests screen for diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), arthritis, and other chronic diseases, as well as hormone imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, high cholesterol, and more.

Your provider could recommend medically supervised weight loss, mammograms for women, dietary changes, and other lifestyle changes, as well as medications or smoking cessation. Your PrudentMD physician offers immunizations and can refer you to a specialist if you have a complex medical problem.

Your PrudentMD specialist answers questions or concerns you have about your overall health and well-being.

Pre-employment physicals

If your job requires a pre-employment physical, the experts at PrudentMD can help. They provide physical exams, drug and alcohol screenings, vision and hearing tests, disease screening, and much more.

Your provider reviews your medical history and checks your vital signs. They could order blood tests, urine screenings, immunizations, and other diagnostic tests. They fill out the pre-employment physical forms required to meet the conditions of your employment.

Pre-surgical clearance exams

Pre-surgical clearance exams evaluate your risk of potential medical problems at the time of your scheduled surgery or after the procedure. It allows your specialist to ensure that your heart and lungs are healthy enough to undergo surgery.

Pre-surgical exams often consist of a medical history questionnaire and a vital signs check. Your provider orders blood and urine tests, heart function tests, medication management, sometimes chest X-rays, and specialist referrals when necessary.


PrudentMD offers a variety of preventive health vaccines to protect you against getting sick or contracting a disease. The practice provides vaccinations for flu, pneumonia, tetanus, shingles, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, and more.

Vitamin deficiency analysis

To screen you for vitamin deficiencies, which are common when eating the average American diet, providers at PrudentMD use blood tests. They might recommend taking dietary supplements by mouth or receiving vitamin injections.

To learn more about preventive health at PrudentMD, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.