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Preventive Medicine Specialist

Golden Oak Medicine -  - Geriatrics

Golden Oak Medicine

Geriatrics & Adult Medicine located in Asheville, NC

If you're 55 and older and want to stay as healthy as possible, turn to Golden Oak Medicine in Asheville, North Carolina. Kate Marshall, MD, Golnosh Sharafsaleh, MD, MS, AGSF, FAAFP, and their exceptional team offer comprehensive preventive medicine services to keep patients healthy at every age. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Preventive Medicine Q&A

What is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine uses various methods to reduce your risk of getting sick or developing a chronic disease. The highly-trained specialists at Golden Oak Medicine offer a variety of preventive medicine treatments to keep you healthy.

Which preventive medicine services are available?

Some of the many preventive medicine services available at Golden Oak Medicine include:

Lifestyle counseling

The Golden Oak Medicine team offers superior health education services to help you adopt healthy habits, keep your immune system strong, and reduce the risk of getting sick or developing a disease. 

Examples include eating healthy foods, taking dietary supplements if your doctor recommends it, staying physically active, participating in brain-stimulating activities, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking or drinking alcohol in excess. 


Taking medications can help you better manage high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, or other chronic conditions to reduce your risk of serious medical problems. 


Golden Oak Medicine offers a variety of vaccinations for patients ages 55 and older to dramatically reduce your chance of getting sick.

What should I expect during my appointment?

During preventive medicine visits at Golden Oak Medicine, your provider discusses your symptoms and medical history. Then they complete a physical examination to assess your overall health and wellness. Your provider checks your eyes, vision, ears, hearing, throat, heartbeat, breathing, reflexes, and more.

They could recommend you complete blood tests, urine tests, heart function tests, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to detect or rule out potential medical problems. Your geriatric specialist can personalize preventive medicine treatment plans if needed.

How often should I schedule preventive medicine visits?

Your provider lets you know how often to schedule preventive medicine appointments based on your needs. Unless they suggest more frequent visits, book preventive medicine appointments once a year. 

To schedule a preventive medicine exam at Golden Oak Medicine, call the office or book one online today.