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Preventive Care

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Preventive care: Your guide to staying healthy

Preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take towards achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You and your health care provider identify good lifestyle choices and schedule the appropriate health screening and vaccinations.

What is preventive care?​

Preventive care at Marshfield Clinic focuses on preventing illnesses, injuries or medical conditions before they happen.

Why preventive care is important​

Preventive care is the most important step you can take to manage your health, because many of the top risk factors leading to illness and premature death are preventable.

Preventable causes of ​death​

You have the power to moderate or eliminate many of the top preventable health risk factors that lead to illness or premature death.


What are preventive screenings?​

Your Marshfield Clinic primary care doctor wants to help you remain healthy and this means scheduling regular preventive screenings to spot problems.

Breast cancer screening

Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Breast self-exam alone has not been shown to reduce deaths from breast cancer.

Colon cancer screening​

For all Americans, including those who smoke, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death after lung cancer.​

Doing your part

Preventive care and healthy​ eating​

Poor diet choices have long-term consequences for your health. You can trace many of the preventable forms of death to our food choices.

Importance of exercise​

Physical activity involves moving the body. Being active and maintaining a healthy weight are needed for good health. Exercise can do wonders for your health.​​​

Caring for you​​

​​Preventive care for w​​omen

Women share many health risks with men, such as many types of cancer and heart disease. Women also face some unique health concerns specific t​o their gender.

Preventive care for children​

We all want the best for our children and that includes getting them started on a regular schedule of preventive care.

Preventive care for seniors​

Even in the absence of specific diseases or conditions, the normal aging process requires we pay special attention to our health.

Preventive care for​ men

Men and women share many of the same health concerns such as heart disease, cancer and other problems. Men also face some specific health concerns.

Preventive care for ​​​everyone

One of the most important preventive care steps you can take is to follow your doctor's advice on vaccinations against infectious diseases.