Preventive Medicine

Gail Zimmerman, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Gail Zimmerman, MD

Internal Medicine & Preventative Medicine Specialist located in Bay Head, NJ

At her inviting full-service clinic, Gail Zimmerman, MD, provides comprehensive preventive medicine for men, women, and young adults in Bay Head, New Jersey. She uses advanced testing to screen for early signs of disease and helps you make changes to optimize your health. To learn more about how preventive medicine can benefit you, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Preventive Medicine

What is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine is a specialized field that focuses on methods that safeguard your health and help circumvent future problems. Dr. Zimmerman works with you to customize a strategy to prevent disease, disability, and chronic conditions. 

She believes that your food choices, exercise habits, and stress levels affect your susceptibility to disease. That’s why she’s diligent about making sure you know where you stand medically and helps you understand and embrace changes you can make to protect and nurture your health. 

Dr. Zimmerman also can provde several referals to the best academic medical facilites in the area for speciliazed care needs.

What’s included in preventive medicine?

Dr. Zimmerman uses recommendations provided by the American Academy of Physicians and individualizes your care according to your needs and goals. Your preventive medicine appointment may include any of the following:

  • Evaluation of your family and medical history
  • Checking your vitals
  • Blood glucose test
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Heart rate
  • Immunizations
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Mental health screening
  • Cancer screenings
  • Weight/BMI assessment

Dr. Zimmerman is passionate about patient education and spends quality time with you to make sure you understand your role in your health and how you can reverse and prevent disease.

How often do I need a preventive medicine appointment?

The best way to prevent disease is to be proactive. Dr. Zimmerman recommends that you include a comprehensive physical once a year. 

If you have risk factors that increase your chances of developing a problem, she may ask to see you a couple of times during the year to keep a close watch on any areas of concern.

Am I a candidate for preventive medicine?

Everyone needs preventive care. Dr. Zimmerman’s practice serves young adults, adults, and seniors. 

For each group, your provider considers the unique health needs of that age range and makes recommendations accordingly. 

For instance, younger patients need to be current on immunizations while seniors may need medical management of age-related conditions like osteoporosis or dementia.

To prevent disease and live well, call the office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zimmerman or book an appointment using the online scheduling feature.