Preventative Medicine Specialist

Mitchell E. Cohen, M.D.

Internist & Diabetes Specialist located in Century City, Los Angeles, CA

To ensure a long, healthy, and happy life, Dr. Mitchell Cohen encourages a preventive approach to health care, offering you guidance and maintenance services to prevent chronic diseases at his Century City, California practice. Preventive medicine services include routine physical exams, blood screenings, and nutrition and fitness guidance. Dr. Cohen works with you closely and provides a customized care plan to keep you healthy. To learn more about preventive medical services, schedule a consultation online or by phone.

Preventative Medicine Q & A

Which preventive health services are available in an internal medicine practice?

Dr. Cohen provides a full range of preventive health services – including check-ups, screenings, and patient counseling – to help prevent disease and other chronic health conditions. He creates an individualized care plan based on your current health needs and family history.

Besides managing existing health conditions, Dr. Cohen offers preventive services, including:

  • Physical exams
  • Immunizations
  • Diet counseling
  • Diabetes screenings
  • Cholesterol screenings
  • Depression screenings
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Drug and alcohol abuse counseling

 

During preventive health care appointments, Dr. Cohen is available to listen to any health concerns or questions you have. He also provides guidance on healthy eating and incorporating a fitness routine into your daily activities.

 

What can I expect during a routine check-up?

Dr. Cohen may recommend annual check-ups as a preventive measure to ensure your good health, even if you don’t have existing medical issues. He reviews your medical history, as well as your family history of chronic diseases or other medical issues.

During an annual check-up, Dr. Cohen performs a physical exam to identify potential medical conditions, like irregular heartbeat, breathing complications, high blood pressure, or abnormalities of your internal organs.

Dr. Cohen will request routine blood work to monitor for conditions like high cholesterol, diabetes, and hormone imbalances. He may also utilize blood tests to access any nutritional deficiencies in your diet.

 

Do I need immunizations as an adult?

Dr. Cohen offers a variety of adult immunizations. Based on your age, health conditions, previous vaccination history, and lifestyle factors, he determines which vaccinations, if any, you need as an adult.

Depending on your current health condition, Dr. Cohen may recommend seasonal flu immunizations to prevent serious complications down the road. If you haven’t received a Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis, Dr. Cohen may suggest this immunization.

If you’re over the age of 60 and have other health conditions, you may need immunizations to prevent shingles and pneumococcal pneumonia. Other immunizations are also available depending on your specific health needs.

Schedule a routine health exam online or by calling Dr. Cohen’s office.