General Health Maintenance

Internal Medicine & Geriatrics located in Herndon, VA

General Health Maintenance

To enjoy optimal health, you need to care for your mind and body properly. Richard Hilburn, MD, FACP, and his team at Goals of Care, PLLC, in Herndon, Virginia, offer general health maintenance services, including preventive medicine, nutrition counseling, medical weight loss, and more. Call Goals of Care, PLLC, today to discover the benefits of general health maintenance or request a consultation by completing the online booking form.

General Health Maintenance Q & A

What is general health maintenance?

General health maintenance is an umbrella term for the actions you take to stay mentally and physically well.

The basis for good health is giving your body everything it needs and avoiding things that cause harm. Most people can improve their general health by making some lifestyle changes, but knowing what to do and who to take advice from can be confusing and frustrating.

General health maintenance services that Goals of Care, PLLC, offers give you the tools you need to live a long, happy, and healthy life.

How do I get started with general health maintenance?

General health maintenance begins with a healthy lifestyle. This includes:

  • Eating a more nutritious diet
  • Reducing sugar and unhealthy fats
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Quitting smoking
  • Reducing alcohol intake
  • Exercising regularly
  • Managing stress
  • Improving sleep quality

Many of the most common and damaging long-term health problems develop and/or worsen more quickly because of unhealthy living, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, liver and kidney diseases, peripheral artery disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure).

Goals of Care, PLLC, offers advice to help you achieve your healthy living goals and services, such as medical weight loss programs, smoking cessation, stress management guidance, and nutrition counseling.

What other services support general health maintenance?

Goals of Care, PLLC, provides several preventive medicine services to support general health maintenance, including:

Annual physicals

Annual physicals are important to general health maintenance and disease prevention. A yearly exam screens you for conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiovascular disease, dementia, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Your provider can identify these problems and others before they become life-threatening.


Immunizations protect you against serious diseases such as polio, hepatitis, pertussis, diphtheria, and many others. Regular flu, COVID-19, and pneumonia booster shots can also benefit you.

Dietary supplements

Nutrition experts at Goals of Care, PLLC, work with herbal specialists to provide you with personalized recommendations. Herbs have numerous health-giving properties, including boosting immune system function and soothing inflammation, but it’s vital to take the ones you need at the right dose.

Your provider can also make referrals to professionals in other areas offering services that support general health maintenance, such as psychotherapy (including marriage and family therapy), personal training, and therapeutic massage.

Call Goals of Care, PLLC, to learn more about benefiting from general health maintenance, or book an appointment online today.