Preventive Medicine Specialist

Rosie Augustin-Wheeler, M.D. -  - Family Medicine

San Gabriel Family Medicine

Rosie Augustin-Wheeler, M.D.

Family Medicine located in Leander, TX

When you and your family are in good health, you want to ensure that you maintain your well-being for life. Expert physician Rosie Augustin-Wheeler, MD, and her team at San Gabriel Family Medicine offer preventive medicine services to women, men, and children of all ages who live in Leander, Texas, and surrounding areas. Whether you need a check-up, a sports or school physical, immunizations or other tests, the professionals at Gabriel Family Medicine see you within 20 minutes and get your results back fast from their on-site lab. Call the office today or book a preventive medicine appointment online.

Preventive Medicine Q & A

What is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine involves getting regular physical exams, screenings, and immunizations while you’re healthy so that you stay healthy. The goal of physicians who practice preventive medicine is to catch any illness or health condition in their earliest stages, when they’re more easily treated or even cured.

Why do I need preventive medicine?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), if every woman, man, and child in the United States regularly received preventive care, 100,000 people would be saved from an early death. Preventive medicine is important even when you feel healthy because some serious diseases and conditions — such as high blood pressure — don’t have any symptoms. 

What services are part of preventive medicine?

You need different preventive services depending on your age and stage of life. The team at San Gabriel Family Medicine is trained and qualified to treat everyone from newborns to geriatrics. Some services you or your family receive as part of preventive medicine include:

  • Frequent exams for babies and young children
  • Annual exams for children and adults
  • Immunizations and vaccines
  • Vision testing
  • Developmental assessment for children under three years
  • Behavioral assessments
  • Measuring blood pressure and other vital signs

Your doctors also screen you for a variety of illnesses and psychological conditions.

What kinds of conditions does preventive medicine screen for?

Your San Gabriel Family Medicine team screens for the most common chronic and acute conditions. Screening tests they offer or refer include those for:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Hepatitis
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Anemia
  • Diabetes
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Allergies

The San Gabriel Family Medicine experts process many of the tests you undergo as part of preventive medicine at the on-site laboratory. You and your doctor get your results quickly so you can rest easy, or get the treatment you need. 

Are any specialized services part of preventive medicine?

The San Gabriel Family Medicine team considers any therapy or lifestyle adjustment that reduces your risk for a chronic illness or disease as an important part of preventive medicine. That’s why they offer services such as physician-assisted weight loss, which lowers your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and other serious conditions. 

To set up your preventive medicine consultation, contact the San Gabriel Family Medicine staff by phone or book using the online form.