[Announcer] "HealthBreak" is sponsored by Mission Health.
[Host] Having an annual visit with your healthcare provider is important for them to provide preventative care. Family nurse practitioner, Benjamin Poteat explains.
[Dr. Poteat] A lot of folks who have underlying hypertension do not really present with symptoms. Diabetes, we can screen that with lab work. We check for liver function, kidney function, thyroid function, all of those chronic conditions, mount to predict really unfortunate outcomes in the future for patients, if not taken care of appropriately. We look at colorectal screening to screen for colon cancer. We look at mammograms to screen for breast cancer Pap smears to screen for cervical cancer. Hopefully, not find it but if we do, we've detected it early enough, to where it can be dealt with appropriately
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