Preventive Medicine

Primary Care & Concierge Medicine located in Milwaukee, WI
 Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine services offered in Brown Deer, WI

Long-lasting health for you and your family requires more than just visiting the doctor when you’re sick. Many health insurance plans cover preventive screenings and services that can prevent health conditions down the road. Candace Bentley, MSN, APNP, FNP-BC, offers several preventive medicine options at CB's NP Health Services in Brown Deer, Wisconsin. The practice treats patients aged two and older and takes both insured and uninsured patients. If you’re interested in hearing more about preventive medicine, contact the practice online or by phone today. 

Preventive Medicine Q&A

What is preventive medicine? 

Preventive medicine ensures the current health of you and your family while also working to prevent health conditions down the road. Physicians developed preventive medicine protocols to avoid disease, disability, and untimely death for all ages. 

There are three sectors of preventive medicine: 

Primary preventive medicine

Primary preventive medicine includes, nutritional medicine, vaccinations, and immunizations. Your provider helps you and your family stay current on immunizations needed at all stages of your life.

Secondary preventive medicine

Secondary preventive medicine focuses on identifying a health issue in its early stages — this can slow or stop its development. 

Tertiary preventive medicine

This kind of preventive medicine includes health conditions you may already have. You and your provider can collaborate on a treatment plan to improve your symptoms and prevent the condition from worsening.  

What preventive medicine screenings and tests are available? 

CB’s NP Health Services offers several preventive screenings, lab tests, and counseling. Most health insurance plans cover these services 100%. 

Options for patients aged two and older include: 

  • Cholesterol tests
  • Blood pressure tests 
  • Diabetes screenings
  • Cancer screenings 
  • Well-woman, well-baby, and well-child visits 
  • Pregnancy tests and screenings 
  • Flu shots
  • Vaccines against diseases like polio, measles, or meningitis 
  • Immunizations for all ages
  • Depression screenings 
  • Substance abuse assessments (for adolescents to adults)
  • Behavioral assessments (for children) 
  • Development screenings (for children under age three) 
  • Autism screenings (for children) 
  • Vision and hearing screenings (for children)
  • HIV and STI screenings
  • Hepatitis B and C screenings 

Before booking a preventive medicine appointment, consult your insurance to see if your plan covers you or your family member. Plans only provide certain screening or test coverage for specific high-risk groups.

What are the other benefits of preventive medicine? 

In addition to tests and screenings, CB’s NP Health Services offers counseling and educational services to support your health. These services are also beneficial in your child’s development, identifying mental or physical issues early on and preventing them from worsening. 

Topics for all ages include: 

  • Exercise
  • Diet and weight loss 
  • Lifestyle changes  
  • Quitting smoking 
  • Obesity prevention 
  • Depression and anxiety 
  • Substance abuse 
  • Fall prevention (for those over age 65)
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to prevent HIV 
  • STI counseling 
  • Pregnancy counseling 

If you or your family is seeking preventive medicine care, reach out to CB's NP Health Services by phone or online today.