Preventive Medicine

Family Healthcare of Atlanta PC

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Atlanta, GA

If you’re seeking ways to reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, or other diseases or illnesses, board-certified family doctor Mark Tanner, MD, and his expert team offer solutions at Family Healthcare of Atlanta PC in Atlanta, Georgia. They use lifestyle changes and medical interventions to keep you healthy. Schedule a preventive medicine appointment by phone or online to start your journey toward optimal health today.

Preventive Medicine

What is preventive medicine? 

Preventive medicine at Family Healthcare of Atlanta, PC, involves lifestyle changes and medical treatments that reduce your risk of developing illnesses and conditions, such as:

  • Flu
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Prediabetes and diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Obesity
  • Suicide

While you can’t always avoid these and other health problems, taking precautions can greatly reduce your risk and optimize your quality of life.

Which preventive treatments are right for me?

To find out which preventive medicine services you could most benefit from, your Family Healthcare of Atlanta, PC, provider reviews your medical and family history, checks your vital signs, and completes a physical exam. 

They might use blood tests, urine tests, or imaging procedures to determine which illness, disease, or risk factors you may have.

Which preventive medicine treatments are available?

Your Family Healthcare of Atlanta, PC, provider personalizes each preventive medicine treatment based on your unique needs. They might recommend:

Lifestyle changes

Making lifestyle changes can drastically reduce your risk of developing a disease. Examples include getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, losing weight if you’re overweight, getting regular exercise, and not smoking or drinking excessively.

The Family Healthcare of Atlanta, PC, team offers medical weight loss if you’re struggling with losing weight on your own.


Immunizations help you avoid getting certain illnesses and diseases, such as flu, hepatitis, tetanus, measles, shingles, and human papillomavirus (HPV).

Disease screenings

Detecting diseases in their early stage can help prevent a heart attack, stroke, nerve damage, or other serious complications. Your provider can screen for risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar, as well as conditions like depression, illnesses, and STDs.


If you suffer from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction or another mental health condition, your provider can refer you to a specialist or support group in your area.


Taking medications or dietary supplements can reduce disease risk factors, treat an illness, or help you better manage a chronic disease to prevent serious complications.

Don’t let an illness or disease go undetected and cause serious health problems. Schedule a preventive medicine appointment with Family Healthcare of Atlanta, PC, over the phone or online today.