Disease Prevention Specialist

Monarque Health & Wellness -  - Family Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Dermatology

Monarque Health & Wellness

Family Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Dermatology located in Ashland, OR

Preventive and expert health care is imperative for a healthy lifestyle, as is slowing the progression of many chronic diseases. The team at Monarque Health & Wellness in Ashland, Oregon, specializes in the prevention and effective treatment of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic illnesses. For a consultation about how you can prevent disease or manage your chronic illness, call or book an appointment online today.

Disease Prevention Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive health care focuses on reducing risks for and early detection of acute and chronic health concerns. The best approach to treating disease is to prevent it from occurring in the first place.

Using a functional medicine approach, which focuses on treating the underlying causes of disease, Monarque Health & Wellness offers preventive health care services, such as:

  • Immunizations and vaccinations
  • Regular physicals
  • Well baby and child visits
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Weight checks
  • Mammograms and prostate checks
  • Skin screenings
  • Lab testing
  • Nutritional and weight loss counseling
  • Sleep studies

These services are invaluable for protecting your health and preventing common health concerns such as obesity, sleep apnea, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, inflammation, and various forms of cancer.

What lab screenings are part of preventive care?

Using a functional medicine approach to preventive care involves extensive testing to get the best picture of your state of health, and your risks for developing disease.

As part of your preventive care, testing may include:

  • Stool test
  • Celiac testing
  • Insulin resistance and glucose levels
  • Hormone levels
  • Thyroid panel
  • Iron panel
  • Adrenal function profile
  • Liver function studies
  • Vitamin levels
  • Autoimmune antibodies panel
  • Genetic testing

Information gleaned from these results can help protect you from disease, possibly detecting a problem before you experience symptoms. This gives you the best chance at effective healing or long-term treatment.

How is disease treated once it’s identified?

If disease prevention isn’t possible, effective treatment becomes the top priority for the team at Monarque Health & Wellness. With a research-based approach, they collect information regarding the underlying cause of your disease and create a personalized plan of care.

This process includes:

  • Comprehensive health history collection
  • Extensive lab and diagnostic testing
  • Lifestyle and socioeconomic evaluation
  • Chronic disease management, including diabetes
  • Nutritional and biochemical profiling
  • Health and lifestyle counseling
  • Medication management, if needed

The goal of their functional medicine-based care is to alleviate symptoms and to heal your disease. Disease prevention is always the first approach to protecting your health, but if disease becomes a problem, you have a team committed to providing the best care possible.

For a consultation about how you can prevent or treat disease, call or book an appointment online with Monarque Health & Wellness today.