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Preventive Care Specialist

Premium Healthcare

Stuart S. Felzer, MD

Concierge Medicine & Internist located in Wilmington, DE

Preventive health involves taking steps to stay in the best health of your life. With the help of board-certified internist Stuart Felzer, MD, FACP, of Premium Healthcare, you can get preventive care therapies to decrease your risk of developing chronic diseases. Book your preventive health exam at this Wilmington, Delaware, concierge medical practice by calling the office to book.

Preventive Care Q & A

What is preventive health?

Preventive health is a strategy that involves regularly monitoring your health to check for early warning signs of chronic disease. It also involves incorporating healthy lifestyle changes that can dramatically lower your risk of chronic conditions, even if they seem to run in your family.

As part of the concierge service at Premium Healthcare, Dr. Felzer incorporates preventive health into each and every appointment — even sick visits. He ensures all screenings are complete and spends time counseling you on changes you can make in your daily life to ensure you stay healthy.

What happens during a preventive health exam?

Your preventive health exam at Premium Healthcare is tailored entirely to your needs, current health issues, and family and personal medical history. Full preventive health exams are performed in conjunction with the physical exam once per year. Generally, though, preventive health exams include at least some of the following screenings:

  • Blood pressure check
  • Laboratory testing
  • Neurological exam
  • Abdominal exam
  • Respiration and heart rate check
  • Body mass index (BMI) calculation
  • Review of screening testing needed
  • Review of specialist practitioners
  • Determination if any vaccines are needed
  • Discussion regarding nutrition and exercise plans
  • Review of social, family history, and health habits
  • Full medical and surgical history review
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medication evaluation  

Plus, at virtually each visit, Dr. Felzer discusses preventive health and testing. He makes sure you’re staying up-to-date with your preventive screenings, such as mammograms, colonoscopies, bone density testing, and gynecological care, to name a few.

If you were previously diagnosed with a chronic condition, such as diabetes or high cholesterol, Dr. Felzer also reevaluates your treatment plan and makes any essential changes. He schedules follow-up visits as often as you need, which could be every 3-6 months, or up to once a month for management of certain chronic conditions.

How do I prepare for a preventive health physical?

To ensure you get the most out of your yearly preventive health physical at Premium Healthcare, you can do a few things to prepare. Before your exam with Dr. Felzer:

  • Write down a list of questions or concerns
  • Make sure you’re familiar with all medications and dosages you take
  • Get any essential updates about your family medical history
  • Gather any medical records from other practitioners you’ve seen

While not required, taking these few steps helps Dr. Felzer get a better understanding of your overall health so he can more easily design a tailored preventive care plan.

With the concierge service at Premium Healthcare, you even have access to Dr. Felzer 24/7, including nights and weekends. If you ever have questions or concerns about your health or need to make changes to your treatment plan, Dr. Felzer is only a phone call away.

Take control of your health by booking a preventive health exam (in combination with your annual physical) at Premium Healthcare today. Schedule online or over the phone.