Half of all people in the US have at least one chronic medication condition. Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in our country. Yet most people do not manage their chronic illnesses successfully.
Eating right, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking are the simple ways you can reduce your risk of chronic diseases as you age—but we know this is often easier said than done.
That’s why our Carilion primary care providers make preventive care and wellness a top priority. Depending on your age, gender and individual risk factors (such as family history), our primary care providers will order periodic health screenings for you—because early diagnosis offers the best odds of a cure.