Preventative Care Specialist

Gulf Club Medicine

Primary Care located in Isla Del Sol Shoppers Village, St Petersburg, FL

When you’re ill, the first thing you do is to see your primary care doctor. But what do you do to avoid getting sick in the first place? Luke Williams, MD, offers preventive care services at Gulf Club Medicine in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Williams and his team are driven by the shared belief that medical care should suit your schedule — not someone else’s. The Gulf Club Medicine concierge service allows you to take control of your health and access preventive care 24/7. Find out more. Call the practice or book an appointment online.

Preventive Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care focuses on keeping you healthy. Diagnostic care diagnoses and treats an illness or disease you already have.

A fine line separates preventive care services and diagnostic care services. The difference is the level of detail they each go into. Preventive care works to prevent and detect potential issues early on before they become a problem. Tests or exams that diagnose or explore these issues are considered diagnostic care.

Gulf Club Medicine offers a medical concierge service. For a monthly membership fee, you enjoy access to your doctor, on your schedule, 24/7. Find out more today.

What are preventive care services?

Any exam or service designed to catch health issues early is considered preventive. These include:

  • Vaccinations
  • Annual check-ups
  • Mammograms
  • Colonoscopies
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Depression screenings
  • Cholesterol screenings
  • Diabetes screenings
  • Sexually transmitted disease tests
  • Diet counseling
  • Child behavioral assessments
  • Vision and hearing screenings
  • Developmental screenings

These are just some of the services covered by preventive care. If you have any questions, speak with your provider at Gulf Club Medicine.

What are the benefits of preventive care?

There’s a reason for the saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It’s because it’s easier to prevent an illness or disease from developing than it is to treat it. Preventive care goes a step farther than catching health complications in their early stages. It seeks to minimize the chances of you becoming ill in the first place.

Some diseases become chronic, meaning you have to manage them for the rest of your life. Others leave you more vulnerable to getting sick again. If you strive to stay healthy, you’re more likely to remain healthy.

And when you feel fit and well, you can continue doing all the things you love without having to worry about ill-health getting in the way.

Preventive care allows you to take control of your body. When you partner with Gulf Club Medicine, you have the full support of an experienced medical team behind you whenever you need it. Call the practice today to schedule an appointment or make one online.