MS Coast OB/GYN
Serving Two Locations:
21 Doctors Drive,
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
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Mon - Thurs:
8 AM - 5 PM
Fri: 8 AM - 12PM
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NOW IS TOMORROW FOR PREVENTIVE
Preventive health care is a mission
to which all physicians are dedicated. Patients must be responsible
for their own health; however, the intent of prevention is that
physicians serve as a guide for patients to stay on track to a
A basic plan --eating healthy, exercising, and being tobacco
free-- is the most dependable start to a preventive health
program. Family history relative to heart disease, stroke, diabetes,
cancer can be monitored by your physician. Physicians can identify
potential health issues before they become serious health problems.
Recommendations are made for women to have mammograms every year
after 40 years of age to check for breast cancer; HPV vaccinations
are available to women 9 to 26 years of age; pap smears are
recommended for all sexually active women on an annual basis.
Knowing health risks and working with physicians to make life-style
changes to manage those risks can help patients feel better and live
healthier lives. Intelligent management of health risks can also
alleviate future health expenses. Patients should be smart about
medications needed to manage their health. They need to be informed
about side effects, efficacy, and long term use of any medications.
Ask your physician if diet and exercise could produce the same
results as medications.