Preventive Healthcare

If you want to live an energetic life and stay in the best health possible, preventive medicine is the way to make it happen. At Woodlands Primary Healthcare, Javier Sosa, MD, offers wellness checkups for children and adults, providing the care needed to prevent disease and protect your health. To schedule a preventive examination, call the office in The Woodlands, Texas, or use the online booking system.

Preventive Healthcare Q & A

How does preventive medicine protect my health?

Preventive medicine helps people maintain optimal health and wellness through regular examinations. At every age, routine wellness exams help detect subtle changes in your health and find problems at an early stage while they’re still treatable.

Do children need preventive medicine?

Routine examinations at specific intervals are essential from birth throughout adolescence. During well-child exams, we check your child’s growth and overall health and screens their vision and hearing. We also evaluate developmental milestones, watching for any problems in their physical, language, cognitive, or social development.

Your child needs regularly scheduled well-child exams to receive vaccinations. Vaccinations protect your child from serious, contagious diseases like measles, mumps, and whooping cough.

What type of preventive medicine should adults receive?

Women and men need regular checkups throughout their adult lives. Being in good health doesn’t always mean you’re free of problems. For example, conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol develop for years before causing symptoms.

Your wellness exam gives you time to talk with a member of our team about any concerns you may have. We can develop a lifestyle or treatment plan to help with many issues, from difficulty sleeping to being under too much stress to losing weight.
During an adult preventive exam, you may receive services such as:

  • A physical exam
  • Blood tests
  • Immunizations
  • Flu shot
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Cancer screening
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Weight-loss counseling
  • Chronic disease management


Chronic disease management is important for any type of ongoing illness, such as diabetes, hypertension, and asthma, that require diligent lifestyle changes and in some cases, long-term medication.

Are women’s wellness exams included in preventive medicine?

We provide comprehensive care for all women’s health needs, including:

  • Breast examination
  • Pelvic exam
  • Pap smear
  • Birth control
  • Urinalysis


Women can also receive testing for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.

What other services might I receive?

We offer compassionate health care that includes many different services. These are a few examples of the additional services available:

  • Travel vaccinations
  • Sports physicals
  • Mental health visits
  • Men’s health care (prostate exams, testicular cancer screening)


You may also receive care for a chronic condition such as thyroid disease or COPD.

Children, men, and women can all receive exceptional preventive health care at Woodlands Primary Healthcare. Call the office or schedule an appointment online.