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DR. BILL HENKE visits with patient Avis West at Essential Health St. Mary's. She spent time in the transitional care unit at Oak Crossing, with the goal of getting back to independent living in her home. (Brian Basham/Record)

Health and Wellness series: Screenings, lifestyle and family history are taken into account by doctors

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There are screenings, lifestyle changes and family history that all come into play when it comes to preventative health care.

"We have a laundry list" of questions and topics to cover when seeing patients, Sanford Health Managing Physician Dr. Jon Larson said.


"Knowing these things, especially right away, we can start screening early."

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