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Disease Prevention Specialist

Brendan Sullivan, MD, FACC

Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Board Certified in Cardiology & Board Certified in Nuclear Cardiology located in Clifton, NJ & Ridgewood, NJ

The first step in disease prevention is partnering with an experienced physician who can help guide you through your unique health care needs. Brendan Sullivan, MD, FACC, is a triple-board certified physician and cardiologist who offers high-quality disease prevention services at his clinic in Clifton and Ridgewood, New Jersey. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Disease Prevention Q & A

What is internal medicine?

Dr. Sullivan is a triple board-certified internal medicine physician and cardiologist who is trained in diagnosing, treating, and preventing illnesses. Whether you’re suffering from the common cold or a complex condition, Dr. Sullivan has the training and experience to care for your unique medical needs. As an internist, Dr. Sullivan can help you manage chronic diseases and issues, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Palpitations and irregular heartbeats

He also performs physical exams and recommends health screenings and vaccinations for disease prevention.

What is disease prevention?

Disease prevention involves taking steps to reduce your risk of developing certain conditions, from serious cardiovascular disorders to the common cold and flu. The first step in disease prevention is following a healthy lifestyle. This involves consuming a nutritious diet, getting plenty of sleep and exercise, and managing your weight.

Another important aspect of disease prevention focuses on routine screenings to assess and reduce your risk of developing specific diseases and conditions. These tests can vary depending on your gender, age, personal risks, and overall health. The most common treatments for disease prevention include:

  • Vaccinations and flu shots
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Sexually transmitted disease testing
  • Colon, prostate, and breast cancer screenings
  • Cardiovascular disease screenings

Dr. Sullivan takes a comprehensive approach to managing health care, and he’ll include disease prevention during your regular appointments.

What can I expect during a physical exam?

During your physical exam, Dr. Sullivan discusses any concerns or issues you have about your overall health and risk of disease. During this appointment, Dr. Sullivan also evaluates your health by:

  • Listening for signs of disease or dysfunction
  • Visually inspecting your body for abnormalities or signs of ill health
  • Tapping specific locations on your body to look for problems
  • Palpating areas to feel for areas of concern

In addition to your physical exam, where Dr. Sullivan looks for signs or risks of disease, he also works closely with you to identify any lifestyle changes you should make to improve your overall health, like reducing stress, quitting smoking, and losing weight.

To learn more about disease prevention, book an appointment online or over the phone with Brendan Sullivan, MD, FACC.