“The way to bring about change is to be proactive and active.” — Octavia Spencer, Academy Award-winning actress.

Change doesn’t come in a moment. It’s a step-by-step process—recalculating based on what is working and what isn’t. Proactivity is a necessary trait for any person to take ownership of their life.

Your health doesn’t have to be any different. Adopting a proactive approach to impact your overall wellness can transform your future. Why wait for something to go wrong before you see a doctor? For some of us, it’s hard to break free from the day-to-day tasks that consume our time. Or for others, trying to manage a chronic illness, it’s hard to see past each day.

At Novara, we work with our patients as trusted medical advisors to establish goals focused on both short-term, practical solutions, and long-term lifestyle goals.

We see proactive, preventive care operating on three levels that work together to help our patients make incremental changes that culminate into better overall wellness.

The first level of proactive care focuses on the fundamentals: like getting enough sleep, getting active, eating right, and avoiding unhealthy habits.

This level is all about self-awareness and identifying what is essential to your well-being. Are you doing all you can to be your healthiest self? If not, how do we begin forming better foundational habits?

The second level involves regular screenings to guard against serious preventable illnesses.

We provide concierge-level assistance to help with scheduling tests, procedures, conducting health risk appraisals, administering health screenings, running biometric screenings, and adopting strategic health planning as a regular practice. It can be overwhelming to know which health screenings to get when and which ones matter. But don’t worry. We are here to help—together we can get you on track for all recommended screenings, so you can rest easy.

The third and final level of proactive care comes into play in managing and minimizing an ongoing medical condition.

For some of us, while the first two levels are valuable, they are not enough to deal with a current medical issue sufficiently. Waking up everyday facing a chronic illness can be overwhelming. But, no one should have to do it alone. At Novara, we can walk with you, answer your questions, strategize, and think outside the box to help provide you with hope.

Ultimately, these three levels of proactive care can provide a strong foundation for overall wellness. The most exciting thing for us is hearing our patients tell us that they’ve changed from having a reactive outlook on their health, to a more deliberate, intentional, proactive perspective—giving them the ability to pursue a happier, healthier, and fuller life. What can you do to be more proactive about taking care of yourself? How can we help?