Preventive Medicine Specialist

Eileen R. DiGregorio, D.O.

Family Medicine Physician located in Bensalem, PA

Truly excellent family physicians don’t merely treat sickness; they help prevent it by promoting a healthy lifestyle and screening for early signs of common medical conditions. Eileen DiGregorio, DO, offers preventive medicine services for entire families at her practice in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, including physical exams, recommended health screenings, immunizations, and bloodwork. If you’re looking for a family physician who encourages preventive care, call or click online to schedule an appointment with Dr. DiGregorio today.

Preventive Medicine Q & A

What is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine is a unique medical specialty that focuses on advocating healthy lifestyles and preventing disease, disability, and death. As a family care physician, Dr. DiGregorio is a specialist in preventive medicine, and she stays current on the latest research into the causes of diseases and injury.

She encourages you to take advantage of the following preventive care services:

  • Annual checkups
  • Immunizations
  • Health screenings and bloodwork

Why are regular checkups important?

Even if you don’t feel sick, visiting Dr. DiGregorio for regular checkups is critical to increasing your chances of living the longest, healthiest life possible.

Checkups involve screening for potential medical conditions before they become a problem. The earlier Dr. DiGregorio detects an issue, the easier it is to treat. Depending on your age, family history, and lifestyle, Dr. DiGregorio may suggest the following preventive care services at your checkup:

  • Breast and cervical cancer screening
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Blood pressure measurements
  • Recommended immunizations

Why are immunizations important?

Getting immunizations, or vaccinations, is often necessary for school, work, or other activities. They’re also crucial to defend you and your family from a variety of dangerous diseases. Immunizations are not only safe, they’re one of the best ways to protect your health.

Aside from preserving the health of your own family, immunizations also lessen the spread of disease to the public, which decreases sickness for future generations.

What should I expect at a regular checkup?

First, Dr. DiGregorio gives you a comprehensive physical exam and a thorough review of your medical history. She also asks you questions about your lifestyle behaviors, such as smoking, alcohol use, diet and exercise.

Then, she checks your vital signs, including blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, and respiration rate. She evaluates your physical appearance and listens to your lungs through a stethoscope.

She may require additional tests, such as urinalysis or bloodwork to screen for abnormalities or signs of disease. If you’re a sexually active female, Dr. DiGregorio may also perform a women’s wellness exam.  

If you want to take charge of your health by playing an active role in preventive medicine, call the office of Dr. DiGregorio or book an appointment online today.