Preventative Primary Care Specialist

Dan G. Alexander, MD -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician

Dan G. Alexander, MD

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician & Addiction Medicine located in Burgettstown, PA

Preventive care is an essential component of lasting health. Dan G. Alexander M.D. is a board-certified internal medicine physician with more than 25 years of experience providing exceptional preventive primary care services in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. To schedule a wellness visit, a health screening, or a primary care appointment, call the office today or request a visit online.

Preventative Primary Care

What is preventive primary care?

Dr. Alexander offers outstanding preventive primary care with three main goals: helping you avoid illness and disease, early detection of any new health condition, and providing the safest and most effective treatment for any conditions that do arise.

As your primary care physician, Dr. Alexander draws on his extensive training and experience in all aspects of internal medicine to provide you with comprehensive health care. A caring, compassionate doctor, he forms long-term bonds with patients, which allows him to carefully monitor any changes in their health and to design personalized treatment plans to address acute or chronic conditions.

What is involved in preventive care?

Dr. Alexander believes that preventive care is the cornerstone of good health, and offers a variety of preventive care services, including: 

  • Annual physical exams
  • Well-woman and well-men visits
  • Immunizations

Dr. Alexander also offers medication maintenance and management of chronic conditions, such as diabetes. Ongoing monitoring can prevent your disease from worsening and help you avoid severe health complications.

Which health screenings are available?

During your annual physical, Dr. Alexander checks your blood pressure to screen for hypertension, heart rate, and performs a physical exam to check for signs of trouble. Depending on your age, sex, and health history, he may also perform additional screenings for medical conditions, such as:

  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart failure
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Respiratory illnesses

Dr. Alexander uses advanced diagnostics that can detect many conditions in the earliest stages when treatment has the highest chance of success.

What can I do on my own to stay healthy?

Lifestyle choices can go a long way in preventing illness and promoting good health. Proper nutrition, regular exercise, adequate sleep, and reduction of stress have all been shown to offer a variety of health benefits. Dr. Alexander offers nutritional and exercise counseling and can provide you with additional information about healthy habits that can enhance your health.

Many serious health conditions are preventable. Routine preventive care visits ensure you are as healthy as possible. To schedule a primary preventive care appointment, call Dan G. Alexander M.D. today, or make an appointment online.