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"Physician First" Wellness Takes a Long-Term View

07/16/17

  09:46:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 251 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cost savings, Preventive care

"Physician First" Wellness Takes a Long-Term View

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A common excuse for not getting an annual wellness exam: "I feel fine, so why waste my time and money seeing a doctor?" But by taking this narrow view of regular check-ups, many people fail to understand that their benefits go well beyond current health considerations.

Meirelys Castro, M.D. recently commented to the Orlando Sentinel:

"To me, physical exams are a special time with the patient to focus on self-awareness, preventive monitoring, CDC-recommended immunizations, potential emotional problems, appropriate weight and nutrition, cardiovascular risk factor screening and modification, and healthy lifestyle recommendations. You can see it’s a lot to cover and can’t be squeezed into a sick visit - which are sometimes the only time your doctor may see you."

MedBen WellLiving espouses a "physician first" approach to employee wellness, in the knowledge that preventive care is most effective when it is built on a sustained doctor-patient relationship.

Even for a healthy person, wellness exams set an important foundation. The annual visit helps your family doctor to detect subtle differences from year to year that the patient may otherwise overlook, such as weight fluctuations or elevated blood pressure. Even slight changes could be an indication of a potential health issue, and the sooner it's detected, the better the chances of a positive outcome ‒ physically and financially.

By integrating MedBen WellLiving into your health plan, you invest in the long-term health of your employees... and save money in the process. Contact Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Fargus at bfargus@medben.com to learn more.

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