Preventive medicine is the key to staying healthy and reducing medical expenses. At Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC in Sanford, North Carolina, board-certified family medicine physician and neuropathic doctor Robert Patterson, MD, ND, and his expert team offer advanced, holistic preventive medicine treatments to improve your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC over the phone or online today.

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What is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine at Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC utilizes health screenings, lifestyle education, dietary changes, medical weight loss, nutritional supplements, and other holistic treatments to significantly lower chronic disease risks and prevent serious medical complications from arising.

Dr. Patterson has 40 years of experience as a board-certified family physician, practicing integrative/functional medicine with a focus on wellness and disease prevention. He’s also a naturopathic doctor and has 15 years of aesthetic experience.

Dr. Patterson and his team are extremely detail-oriented and offer patient-centered care. They follow the golden rule and treat patients like family.

Which preventive medicine services are available?

Preventive medicine services available at Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC include, but are not limited to:

Medical weight loss

Losing weight if you’re overweight is one of the best ways to lower chronic disease risks, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar. Dr. Patterson and his team offer personalized meal and exercise plans during medically supervised weight loss.


The Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC team is trained in family medicine, and offer annual men’s and women’s physicals to screen for diseases and other health issues and treat them before serious complications arise. Dr. Patterson is a certified Department of Transportation (DOT) medical provider and completes DOT physicals, too.


Dr. Patterson offers advanced cosmetic laser treatments to reduce premature signs of aging like sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and unwanted facial or body hair without surgery or downtime.

Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine, including stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, can regenerate new cells and tissues naturally to reduce your need for pain medicine or invasive surgical procedures. It also helps revitalize skin and stimulate hair growth.

How often should I schedule an appointment?

Schedule annual physicals at Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC every year or more often if Dr. Patterson recommends it. See him if you’re due for a DOT physical, desire weight loss or aesthetic treatments, or experience unusual symptoms.

Don’t put off preventive medicine care and put yourself at risk of future medical complications. Schedule an appointment with Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC over the phone or online today.