Preventive Healthcare for Women, Adults & Seniors in Poulsbo & Kingston
You can count on J David Swift, MD & Dr. Karen Miller, MD for exceptionally thorough and effective preventive healthcare in Poulsbo, Kingston and the surrounding communities. Dr. Swift and Dr. Miller provide comprehensive diagnostic testing, preventive care and treatment for women, adults and geriatric patients.
Prevention for Women
As a woman, you have unique ongoing health needs for different stages of your life. Dr. Swift and Dr. Miller are sensitive to women’s health needs. Women need regular screenings for breast and cervical cancer (Pap smear), as well as for osteoporosis, diabetes, skin cancer, hypertension, obesity and high cholesterol. Regular screenings are among the best prevention measures you can take for your peace of mind.
Prevention for Adults
Prevention for adults includes screening and testing for a variety of conditions that are common among the adult population. Arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, diabetes symptoms, heart disease, COPD symptoms, hypertension and high cholesterol are some of the most common conditions we look for and help patients avoid through lifestyle modifications, dietary changes and medications (to control blood pressure, for example).
Prevention for Seniors
Adults aged 65 and older also have some special preventive needs. Common senior health issues include Alzheimer’s or dementia, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, depression and osteoporosis. Some seniors have sleep, vision, hearing and digestive problems and difficulty swallowing. Just because older adults are more susceptible to arthritis and many seek arthritis pain relief, does not mean that arthritis is unavoidable. It is preventable by getting enough exercise and eating right to maintain healthy body weight that does not overstress joints. Proper diet and exercise can also help prevent the thinning bones of osteoporosis as well as heart disease or specific cardiovascular threats such as congestive heart failure.
When you need preventive health care you can trust, call Peninsula Community Services at 360-377-3776. Or visit Peninsula Community Health Services for information on how to request an appointment. Our patients come to us from Belfair (Mason County, WA), Bremerton, Port Orchard, Seabeck and Silverdale (Kitsap County, WA) and adjacent communities.