Providing Proactive Care to Prevent Chronic Illness
Preventative healthcare deals with the proactive prevention of illness to decrease the burden of disease and associated risk factors. Disease and disability are affected by environmental factors, genetic predisposition, disease agents, and lifestyle choices and are dynamic processes that begin before individuals realize they are affected. At RWJBarnabas Renaissance we can provide you with preventative measures that can be applied at all stages across an individual’s life.
Preventative health care is advocated by the staff at RWJBarnabas Renaissance as part of a population health approach and includes both clinical preventive services and screening tests. Identifying and preventing potential problems downstream is one strategy for improving health outcomes.
Primary prevention prevents the onset of chronic disease by reducing risk factors for development. Secondary prevention involves the detection and treatment of pre-clinical changes.
Tertiary prevention focuses on reversing, arresting, or delaying disease. Our experienced staff has made it our responsibility to ensure our patient’s health comes first and that means proactively monitoring their health for signs of any diseases or conditions.