Adult Preventative Care Specialist

Sonha T Nguyen, MD, MS -  - Internal Medicine

United Internal Medicine

Sonha T Nguyen, MD, MS

Internal Medicine located in Encinitas, CA & Fallbrook, CA

Few things are more necessary for your health and wellness than adult preventive care. These services help you reach and maintain your best health and are an area of specialty for Sonha Nguyen, MD, and her team at United Internal Medicine in Encinitas and Fallbrook, California. Booking a preventive care visit is as simple as a phone call or a few moments on the online booking tool, so don’t delay.

Adult Preventive Care Q & A

What is adult preventive care?

Adult preventive care focuses on detecting and preventing serious diseases. There are many aspects of preventive care, each playing an essential role in helping you live your very best life, both today and every day to come.

Some of the elements of preventive health include:

  • Annual physical exams
  • Immunizations (vaccines)
  • Screenings
  • Health education and support
  • Wellness education


Every stage of life presents unique preventive care needs. Dr. Nguyen works closely with you to ensure that you receive the screenings you need to detect potential areas of concern as early as possible.

If an acute or chronic health problem is found, Dr. Nguyen creates a customized care plan to reach the best possible results and improve your quality of life.

Why see my doctor if I’m not sick?

Far too many people only schedule a visit with the doctor when they’re injured or ill. This approach fails to take advantage of all that preventive care has to offer.

For one thing, no one is at their best when they are hurt or sick. This is the worst time to come in to see a health care professional you haven’t built a relationship with.

Preventive care visits allow you to get to know Dr. Nguyen without the stress and strain of a severe health issue. You’ll work in partnership to determine the state of your health and work on areas where improvements can be made.

Many diseases don’t present clear symptoms in the early stages when treatments can be most effective. Waiting until you’re suffering to schedule a visit can dramatically reduce your chances of successful treatment.

What are the benefits of preventive care?

Aside from the opportunity to detect disease in its earliest stages, preventive care allows you to protect your health and wellness. Nothing has a greater effect on your daily life than how well your body functions. Preventive care helps you improve and maintain your health.

Even if you are entirely free from disease and are at a healthy weight with excellent blood pressure and cholesterol readings, you can always find areas for improvement. Some of the areas you can work on with Dr. Nguyen include:

  • Managing your stress
  • Improving your sleep
  • Eating better
  • Improving your athletic or fitness performance
  • Maintaining your flexibility
  • Maintaining your joint health
  • Making sure that you’re working in a safe, comfortable way
  • Keeping your hormones in balance


There’s a reason why professional athletes routinely see their doctors for preventive care. Excellent health is more than just the absence of disease. Learn more during your one-on-one visit with your doctor. You can book your appointment online or over the phone today.