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Preventive Medicine

Create a Customized Holistic Wellness Plan

Preventive Medicine is a specialty dedicated to optimizing every level of health and wellness. At The GW Medical Faculty Associates, we believe that health is more than the absence of disease, and that prevention is a key part of a personalized, holistic wellness plan.

Every aspect of an individual's lifestyle, behaviors, mind and body contribute to overall health. With a focus on evidence-informed lifestyle and behavioral change, your preventive medicine provider will collaborate with you, your primary provider, and the rest of your medical team to help you build the knowledge, skills and resources you need to be proactive about your wellness, and to feel and be your own personal best.

A few of our wide assortment of preventive care services include:

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Patient Stories

  • Weight Loss Surgery Success - Chuck Carroll

    At my heaviest, I weighed 420 pounds with a 66-inch waist and wore a size 6XL shirt. Walking up a single flight of stairs took every ounce of energy I had while walking across the street felt as though I had run a marathon. I couldn’t even fit in a regular chair. Flash forward nearly 10 years and I am 275 pounds lighter! I proudly shop off the rack for 32-inch waist pants and small shirts. And I don’t just walk up the stairs now, ...

  • Tiffany’s Bariatric Surgery Story

    Making the decision to have Gastric Bypass Surgery in 2016 was one of the toughest, but best decisions I have made in my life. At my heaviest I was 340+ pounds and I felt defeated, ashamed, lonely, and depressed. Anytime I would walk past a mirror I would just want to cry and hide. Now almost two years later I feel better than I have ever felt in my entire life. I can climb a flight (or four) of stairs without feeling like I’ll ...

  • A Patient's Story

    Battling high blood pressure and immobility, Arlene knew she had to lose weight. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she turned to our surgical weight loss providers for gastric bypass to jump start her journey to improved health. Listen to her story.

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