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Preventive Medicine Specialist

Village Family Medicine PC

Jeffrey D Strickler, MD, FAAFP

Family Medicine & Aesthetic Clinic located in Roscommon, MI

Millions of people die of preventable deaths every year, including cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, and unintentional injury. Preventive medicine aims to educate people about living healthy lifestyles to reduce their risk of disease and early death. Jeffrey Strickler, MD, FAAFP, and the Village Family Medicine PC team in Roscommon, Michigan, offer a wide range of preventive medicine services to keep you feeling your best. Call the practice or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule a preventive medicine appointment.

Preventive Medicine Q&A

What is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine aims to protect and maintain overall health and well-being by preventing disease, disability, and premature death. Preventive medicine is the focus of every appointment at Village Family Medicine PC. 

You’ll spend more time with your doctor at Village Family Medicine PC than the traditional primary care practice due to the concierge medicine model, which allows your doctor to get an unrushed complete picture of your medical history. 

As your first point of contact for all medical needs, the team at Village Family Medicine PC gets to know you and your family and can offer personalized health advice and guidance for your lifestyle.

How does preventive medicine improve health?

Making routine visits for annual physicals instead of only seeing the doctor when you’re sick is the key to effective preventive medicine. 

Preventive care increases your life expectancy because you are more likely to discover problems or diseases in their early stages when they are easier to treat. They may also help prevent the disease from progressing to more severe forms of illness.

Focusing on disease prevention improves your overall health by reducing your risks for developing many chronic diseases. For example, maintaining a healthy weight helps prevent heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

At pediatric preventive medicine appointments, you will learn about proper nutrition for developing babies and children, turning the water heater temperature down to prevent burns, and encouraging wearing helmets when riding bikes.

What services are included in preventive medicine?

Village Family Medicine PC preventive care services include a wide range of health care options, including: 

  • Annual physical exams
  • Medical weight loss
  • Immunizations for children and adults
  • Pediatric, adolescent, and adult medical services

If your evaluation determines you need a specialist, the Village Family Medicine PC team refers you to an appropriate doctor and coordinates your care among your specialist providers and hospitals as required.

Preventive care also supports you if you experience mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, or if you're going through a stressful time in your life.

Individuals wishing to slow the signs of aging can look to preventive aesthetic medicine, like Botox®, dermal fillers, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.

Use the online booking tool or call the practice to schedule a preventive medicine appointment today.