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Prevention And Wellness Specialist

Heights Family Medicine

Sally Khalifa, DO

Family Medicine located in Dearborn Heights, MI

When it comes to your health, taking steps to prevent illness and disease is important for managing your overall wellness. At Heights Family Medicine in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, board-certified family medicine physician Sally Khalifa, DO, takes a holistic and integrative approach that focuses on prevention and wellness, annual checkups, immunizations, and health screenings. For compassionate care from a physician who aims to help you improve your health and wellness, call the office or use the online booking button to request an appointment.

Prevention and Wellness Q & A

What is prevention and wellness?

Maintaining good health throughout the course of your life takes hard work and commitment. At Heights Family Medicine, Dr. Khalifa is dedicated to supporting your efforts towards maintaining or improving your health by focusing her practice on prevention and wellness. 

She understands the toll a chronic illness takes on your physical, mental, and emotional health and wants to do everything she can to help you prevent the development of a debilitating health issue. 

What treatments can I expect with prevention and wellness?

Dr. Khalifa uses many tools to prevent the onset of chronic health issues and keep you well. One of the most important tools she uses to help you maintain good health is the annual checkup. 

During this comprehensive examination, Dr. Khalifa evaluates your whole health, which may include:

  • Review of your family and medical history
  • Discussion of the medications and supplements you take
  • Physical exam
  • Assessment of your body composition

The annual checkup also gives you and Dr. Khalifa an opportunity to get to know each other to establish a trusting relationship. 

A good patient-doctor relationship often leads to better overall care because you’re more willing to share your health concerns, so you can get the tests and treatment you need.

During your annual checkup, Dr. Khalifa may recommend blood work and specific health screenings, such as cancer screenings, to evaluate risk factors for disease. Heights Family Medicine is a full-service practice, and many of the tests Dr. Khalifa recommends for prevention and wellness are conducted at the office. 

She also provides immunizations, including vaccines for the flu and pneumonia, which protect you from these infectious diseases. 

What can I do to improve my health?

In addition to assessing your overall health and screening for diseases, Dr. Khalifa focuses much of her time during your annual checkup talking to you about the changes you can make to prevent illness and improve wellness.

This may include recommendations about your diet and exercise plan, and techniques to help you better manage stress.

Dr. Khalifa also offers a smoking cessation program. Smoking increases your risk of many chronic diseases, including cancer and heart disease, and taking steps to stop the bad habit can significantly lower your risk of developing a chronic health issue.

To schedule your annual checkup with a physician who takes a proactive approach to help you improve your health, call Heights Family Medicine or request an appointment online today.