Start the New Year Right: Prioritize Your Health with Regular Screenings

As we welcome the New Year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on our well-being and set the stage for a healthier, happier future. Your health is a priority, and staying up to date on regular screenings can help you be the healthiest you in 2024.

Dr. Dhara Patel, Family Medicine at the Riverside Frankfort Campus

Early Detection for a Healthier You:

Health screenings are like the proactive guardians of your well-being. They empower us to catch potential health issues early on, often before any symptoms appear.

“Just as preventive maintenance keeps your car running smoothly, regular screenings help us identify and address health concerns before they escalate, allowing for more effective and less invasive interventions,” says Dhara Patel, MD, family medicine provider at Riverside’s Frankfort Campus.


Personalized Care Tailored to You:

Your health journey is unique, and that’s why personalized care is key. Regular screenings enable your primary care provider to create a health plan tailored specifically to your needs, taking into account your medical history, family background, and lifestyle. This customized approach ensures that you receive the most effective guidance and interventions to support your well-being.


New Year, New You: Prioritize Prevention!

The start of the year is an excellent time to commit to a healthier lifestyle.

Dr. Patel says “Beyond screenings, focusing on preventive measures such as maintaining a balanced diet, engaging in regular exercise, managing stress, and getting sufficient sleep can significantly contribute to your overall health.”

You don’t have to make drastic lifestyle changes to see a difference – small, sustainable changes can lead to big improvements in how you feel day-to-day.


Save Lives, Save Money:

Investing in your health not only improves your quality of life but can also save lives and money. By identifying and addressing health concerns early, you can often avoid more expensive and extensive treatments down the road. It’s a smart and cost-effective strategy that benefits both your well-being and your wallet.


Schedule Your Screenings Today:

Riverside encourages you to prioritize your health by scheduling the necessary screenings recommended for your age and medical history. “Whether it’s a routine check-up, cancer screenings, or tests for chronic conditions, taking this step is a powerful act of self-care that sets the tone for a healthier future,” Dr. Patel says.

Schedule your annual wellness visit using the MyRiverside app or by calling your primary care provider. Don’t have a primary care provider? Check out Riverside’s team of primary care providers here or call 855-404-DOCS to find a primary care provider today.