Preventive medicine services are provided to individuals who are not in need of any immediate medical attention, but need to undergo a periodic health checkup as a preventive measure. Well–baby visits, well–woman visits, and routine annual physical check–ups come under the purview of preventive medicine reevaluation and management services. These visits are different from other visits where the patient has a problem for which medical attention is sought. The age, gender, and associated risk factors of the person are important considerations while providing a preventive medicine service. The physician performs a comprehensive review of systems, comprehensive past family and social history (PFSH), and makes a thorough assessment of age and gender–related risk factors. The physician may order and obtain diagnostic/laboratory procedures and administer immunizations during the preventive service.
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