Executive Medicine Specialist

Whether you’re an employee or run your own company executive medicine, sometimes referred to as executive healthcare, may provide benefits by saving you time while staying on top of your medical needs. To discuss potential options available at HealthWellnessMD in Dallas, Texas schedule an appointment with Dr. Maryann Prewitt.

Executive Medicine Q & A

by Maryann Prewitt, MD, FACOG

What is Executive Medicine?

Executive Medicine, also called Executive Health, is the idea and practice of physicians and doctors working together to cultivate wellness programs for professionals, including employees of independent businesses and groups of executives, with the goal of reducing time and productivity loss due to employee illness.

Why is it important?

Work absences due to illness or injury in the United States cost businesses a great deal of money. Billions of dollars are lost, much of which could be prevented if employees sought guidance from their physician early on. While it may seem reasonable to keep working for fear of losing money when you’re sick, doing so ends up reducing your work effectiveness and can lead to the spreading of contagious illnesses to co-workers. This could result in work absences for them and the chance of a greater loss for you if your condition progresses.

How does it work?

Executive Medicine programs vary in specifics but they are all designed to save employees time. Physicians work within your time restraints offering flexible and sometimes on-site visits. Employees receive routine physicals and in-depth consultation. You may also receive guidance on your lifestyle which can help prevent many conditions such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, and preventive screenings to detect and treat any conditions that pop up early on.

Who pays for the program?

Payment for health services with Executive Medicine varies depending on your employer and health insurance. In some cases, employers fully or largely cover health services or health insurance premiums knowing that healthier employees equate to a more efficient and profitable business.

What tests and exams are included?

Depending on the specifics of your program, it may include some or all of the following:

  • Breast cancer screening
  • Cardiovascular counseling
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Chest X-rays
  • Exercise and treadmill ECG
  • Lifestyle coaching
  • Physical exam
  • Prostate exam
  • Vaccination review and updates
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