Preventative Care

Steven L. Saunders, MD, LLC

Internal Medicine located in Milford, CT

You’ve heard that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” right? When it comes to protecting your long-term health, nothing could be closer to the truth. For board-certified internist Steven L. Saunders, MD, MBA, FACP, in Milford, Connecticut, preventive care is the foundation on which excellent health care is built. As a primary care provider, Dr. Saunders is ideally positioned to spot health concerns early on and help you take the necessary steps to prevent chronic disease. To learn more, call Steven L. Saunders, MD, LLC, or book an appointment online today.

Preventative Care Q & A

What is primary care medicine?

Primary care medicine is designed to pair patients with a family medicine physician who becomes their go-to provider for general medical issues as well as routine preventive care needs.

At the office of Steven L. Saunders, MD, LLC, you receive care from a family medicine physician who is double board-certified in internal medicine and obesity medicine. Dr. Saunders is specially trained to:

  • Perform routine physical exams and preventive screenings
  • Investigate symptoms of undiagnosed health problems
  • Provide ongoing care for patients with chronic conditions
  • Provide comprehensive care for patients with acute illnesses


Dr. Saunders is also trained to recognize the early symptoms of severe diseases and conditions, provide a timely diagnosis, and identify problems that may require more intensive intervention.  

What is preventive care?

Because countless people die from preventable conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease every year, preventing chronic disease is one of the main goals of primary care medicine.

One of the best ways to protect your long-term health and overall well-being is by staying up-to-date on the routine preventive care exams and recommended screenings that give you an accurate snapshot of your current health and help identify any factors that increase your risk of developing a chronic illness.

Steven L. Saunders, MD, LLC, uses a variety of methods to help patients stay healthy. Routine health screenings, including comprehensive annual physicals and patient-specific screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies, are designed to help detect health risks and problems early on, allowing for a higher chance for prevention or successful early treatment.

Immunizations are another important component of preventive care that can protect patients from a range of dangerous diseases, including influenza.

What are the benefits of health education?

Health education is a cornerstone of primary preventive care medicine because it gives you the knowledge, tools, and skills you need to make healthier choices for yourself.

As a physician who takes a holistic approach to medicine, it’s important to Dr. Saunders that each of his patients understands the profound impact that a nutritious diet, regular physical activity, and wholesome lifestyle habits can have on their overall well-being and long-term health.

He can offer information, advice, and support to help you:

  • Achieve and maintain a healthy body weight
  • Make better nutritional choices throughout the day
  • Figure out the type and amount of exercise you need
  • Determine how much sleep you require each night
  • Deal with chronic stress more effectively
  • Quit smoking or curb excessive drinking habits


To find out how preventive care can help you maintain optimal health, call Steven L. Saunders, MD, LLC, or schedule an appointment online today.