Preventative Care Specialist

Pierre Physician Group

Internal Medicine located in Downtown Houston, TX

If everyone in the United States had preventive care, it could save more than 100,000 lives each year. Mariette Pierre, MD, founded Pierre Physician Group to provide the highest quality preventive care services to adults in the downtown Houston area. If you’re looking for a primary care physician you can trust with your preventive care needs, call Pierre Physician Group or schedule an appointment online today.

Preventative Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care includes medical services like annual exams, health screenings, and wellness recommendations designed to prevent disease, illness, and other health problems. These services can also detect illness at the earliest stage possible to provide treatment as quickly as possible.

Regular preventive health care checkups with a primary care physician like Dr. Pierre help you develop a trust relationship with your doctor that protects your long-term health. It also enables Dr. Pierre to establish a baseline for your general health that increases early detection of potential risks before they become serious.

You require different preventive care services depending on your age, general wellness, and gender. At Pierre Physician Group, Dr. Pierre offers preventive physical exams, performs preventive health screenings specific to your individual needs, and offers specialized Medicare wellness exams for men and women over 65.

What can I expect during a preventive health exam?

At your preventive health exam, Dr. Pierre measures your vitals, like weight, blood pressure, and heart rate. Dr. Pierre also discusses your personal and family medical histories to identify potential risk factors for serious conditions like high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease.

Dr. Pierre also conducts a physical exam, makes sure you’re up-to-date on vaccinations, and performs preventive health screenings based on your age and gender.

Standard preventive tests for most adults include:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Type 2 diabetes screening
  • Sexually transmitted disease screening
  • Breast cancer screening for women
  • Prostate cancer screening for men
  • Colorectal cancer screening

Dr. Pierre is also a Medicare provider, so she provides Medicare wellness exams for Medicare recipients.

What is a Medicare wellness exam?

A Medicare wellness exam doesn’t require a copayment; they’re a Medicare benefit. In addition to a preventive health exam, these visits typically include:

  • A simple vision test
  • Depression assessment
  • Tests for cognitive impairment
  • Body mass index (BMI) measurement

During your preventive care or Medicare wellness exam, Dr. Pierre also discusses areas of your health that you’d like to improve, like quitting smoking or increasing your daily activity.

To learn more about preventive care, call Pierre Physician Group or schedule an appointment online today.