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Preventive Medicine

Private Medical Practices, Urgent Care, Family Medicine, & Primary Care & Board Certified Family Practice located in Harrogate and Tazewell, TN

Preventive Medicine services offered in Harrogate and Tazewell, TN

Although you might be at risk for particular diseases because of your genetics or habits like smoking, you can mitigate some of those risks with preventive medicine. At Family Medical Clinic in Tazewell and Harrogate, Tennessee, John M. Robertson, MD, provides the preventive care you and your family need. This includes screenings, immunizations, and personalized health advice. Call Family Medical Clinic or schedule your appointment online today. You can also walk in for immediate care.

What is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine is medical care dedicated to keeping you healthy and warding off illnesses. Not all illnesses are preventable, but you can mitigate your health risks by prioritizing preventive care. Anyone can benefit because preventive medicine is not just for the elderly or those with high medical risks. 

Family Medical Clinic offers all of the preventive services you and your family need to stay as healthy as possible. Your provider can also examine your current lifestyle and medical history to point out any health risks you might not be aware of. They use this information to offer lifestyle advice and recommend various medical tests. 

What does preventive care involve?

Family Medical Clinic offers several medical services designed to help you stay healthy long-term. You and your family members can visit the office for:

Annual exams

Annual exams give you the opportunity to check in with a medical professional regarding your health. They can help identify early signs of disease or curb bad habits that could lead to you getting sick. 

Disease screenings

Disease screenings are medical tests you get for specific diseases before they cause any symptoms. 


Immunizations are injections that teach your immune system to fight off specific disease-causing bacteria and viruses. Your provider helps you stay on track with getting any necessary vaccines and available boosters. 

What are the benefits of preventive medicine?

Preventive medical services at Family Medical Clinic either equip your body to fight illnesses or help you identify illnesses in their earliest, most treatable stages. Your provider can also help you adopt a healthier lifestyle that lowers your disease risks.

Preventive medicine may help you minimize your risk for:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Certain cancers
  • Certain infections

If you already have major health conditions, such as diabetes, preventive care can help you minimize your risk of experiencing complications from them. 

Call Family Medical Clinic or book an appointment online to explore preventive care services for yourself or your family today.