Executive MedicineVista, CA
Executive medicine provides comprehensive physicals to busy business executives. These physical exams provide preventive, comprehensive care required for optimizing a patient's health.
Executive medicine is available at A Personal Physician in Vista and the surrounding Tri-City area and online via telemedicine. We can provide thorough and wide-ranging evaluations of each of our patients. Call us today at (760) 940-7000 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.
Understanding Executive Medicine
Executive medicine has become an increasingly popular and essential healthcare service across the country throughout recent years. While everyone understands the significance of regular doctor's visits and preventive care, executive medicine takes this one step further, elevating physical exams. Generally, these exams are offered to busy business executives or anyone looking for a more intensive physical exam visit.
There are many driving factors behind executive medicine's rising popularity. Executive medicine also offers patients personalized, in-depth health advice that is evidence based. Each executive physical is customized to the patient’s needs to ensure both personal and professional health success.
Executive Medicine vs. Primary Care
Business executives deal with a unique set of daily stressors and challenges, with studies showing jobs are more stressful now than they were five years ago. Many believe this may be attributed to executives working longer hours than ever before. In turn, they get less sleep, less exercise, and often have poor eating habits. All these factors can wear down an individual’s health, causing illness and eventually decreased productivity.
An executive's health is imperative not only to their own well-being but also to the company's well-being. As such, it is essential for them to have a personal physician. Unfortunately, seeing a primary care physician can often be incredibly time-consuming, especially for a busy executive. Appointments must be booked months in advance, and patients usually have to wait due to unanticipated delays.
Executive Medicine Services
Since it is common for executives to neglect their health until a significant issue arises, executive medicine’s primary goal is preventive care. As mentioned earlier, executive physicals are intensive evaluations from a personal physician. They involve a series of questions and tests, customized to each individual’s unique needs, medical history, and lifestyle. At the end of the physical, the doctor will recommend lifestyle changes to achieve optimum health. It may help to think of executive medicine as executive wellness.
Executive physicals test for the same things an ordinary annual physical would and then some. Patients discuss any questions or concerns regarding their health, answer extensive questions about their lifestyle, and get their vitals reviewed. Male patients may opt for a testicular exam, hernia exam, and prostate exam, while female patients may opt for a breast exam and pelvic exam. The doctor may also order comprehensive laboratory testing, perform an ECG, and order additional testing including a bone density test and pulmonary function tests if needed.
Why Executive Medicine
Executive medicine remains popular even when other executive benefits are being cut back. There are many reasons for this. An executive’s health can pose a considerable risk to their company. Naturally, a business is only as strong as its leaders. An executive struggling with their health can slow down productivity, decrease company morale, and affect stock prices by increasing doubts. Executive physicals can prevent this by screening for problems before they have the chance to occur and treating them early.
Executive physicals are more time-efficient and meaningful for all patients, but only some can afford the detailed review. It allows patients to receive personalized attention and specific advice that they may not have gotten from a conventional primary care practice with limited time to delve into the nuances. As executive physicals can also involve diagnostic imaging tests and scans, it makes them more effective in diagnosing, preventing, and treating any potential health problems.
Call Us Today
Executives are dealing with more stress and less free time. A Personal Physician can help maximize that time and optimize your health. Call us today at (760) 940-7000 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I get an executive physical?
We recommend that you get an executive physical exam at least once a year, just as you would an "ordinary" primary care physical exam. Test results may change over a year, so it is crucial to stay up-to-date on your health.
Will you discuss the results of my executive physical with me?
Yes. Once we receive your results, you will have one-on-one time with your doctor to discuss any questions or concerns you may have and will go over any test results to help establish health goals.
What happens if my executive physical finds something I will need to follow up on?
We will let you know if we find any urgent health matters, and we have a team of expert subspecialists willing to help.
Are the results of my executive physical shared with my employer?
No. We abide by HIPAA guidelines and do not share your information with anyone without your written consent and authorization.
Can executive medicine address my stress levels?
Yes. Stress has an overwhelmingly negative effect on overall wellness, and high stress levels can contribute significantly to inflammation. In turn, this may lead to heart problems and other health issues. We will evaluate stress as part of your physical and recommend various ways to minimize it.
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