Monthly Archives: January 2010

Executive Medicine in Orange County

We want to be healthy. I have never met a person who has said that their health wasn’t important to them and if I ever did meet such a person they would certainly be a fearsome thing to behold.

The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has calculated and concluded that over $63 billion is lost in work and productivity due to injury or illness.

Employers often encourage employees and executives to seek preventative care. Companies often provide health insurance and sometimes have a wellness program that rewards employees for exercise and physical fitness.

Because of lost productivity and rising insurance costs some companies are teaming up with health care providers to provide a new low cost model for health insurance. This new model, often termed, executive concierge model or executive healthcare, is a customized health program for employers and employees. The primary goal behind executive medicine is to reduce the amount of time lost at work.

More often than not, physicians will travel to company facilities to see employees and will likely be given a physical. Some companies even allow their doctors to maintain and keep an office on company property.

The executive medicine model is a increasing in popularity due to the tough economy. Employers struggling to keep health insurance for all of their employees can turn to executive health care as a means to provide low cost preventative care to employees.

Employees offered an executive medicine plan are often concerned with their privacy and often wonder if the doctor-patient confidentiality still applies. An alternative to executive medicine with the same concierge service is concierge medicine in Orange County. Where patients pay an additional annual fee and in return receive 24/7 access to their primary physician.

Regardless of the means chosen to remain healthy and the type of health insurance plan you have, preventative care is a must. There are many ways to keep one healthy but physicians worldwide agree, diet and physical activity are a must.

Executive Medicine in Orange County

We want to be healthy. I have never met a person who has said that their health wasn’t important to them and if I ever did meet such a person they would certainly be a fearsome thing to behold.

The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has calculated and concluded that over $63 billion is lost in work and productivity due to injury or illness.

Employers often encourage employees and executives to seek preventative care. Companies often provide health insurance and sometimes have a wellness program that rewards employees for exercise and physical fitness.

Because of lost productivity and rising insurance costs some companies are teaming up with health care providers to provide a new low cost model for health insurance. This new model, often termed, executive concierge model or executive healthcare, is a customized health program for employers and employees. The primary goal behind executive medicine is to reduce the amount of time lost at work.

More often than not, physicians will travel to company facilities to see employees and will likely be given a physical. Some companies even allow their doctors to maintain and keep an office on company property.

The executive medicine model is a increasing in popularity due to the tough economy. Employers struggling to keep health insurance for all of their employees can turn to executive health care as a means to provide low cost preventative care to employees.

Employees offered an executive medicine plan are often concerned with their privacy and often wonder if the doctor-patient confidentiality still applies. An alternative to executive medicine with the same concierge service is concierge medicine in Orange County. Where patients pay an additional annual fee and in return receive 24/7 access to their primary physician.

Regardless of the means chosen to remain healthy and the type of health insurance plan you have, preventative care is a must. There are many ways to keep one healthy but physicians worldwide agree, diet and physical activity are a must.

Executive Medicine in Phoenix

The Phoenix area, like many other major U.S. cities, has a steep unemployment rate. The current unemployment rate in phoenix is hovering around 10%. Unemployed individuals are often laid off because of lack of work in their line of work. This is causing many professionals to make a major career change into a new line of work.

The U.S. Department of Labor recently released a list of the top ten jobs of the future. Careers in health care dominate the list.

Those seeking a stable and secure position have transitioned into health care or are thinking about it. Health care is a steady and growing industry. It will always be necessary and there will always be a strong need for health care providers. Careers in the health care field cannot compare to jobs in any other field such as banking/finance or construction that constantly has ups and downs. Layoffs and lack of work are often causes for change in careers or lines of work.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the five fastest growing jobs are: registered nurses, home health aides, customer service representatives, food preparation and serving workers, and personal and home care aides.

With the current economy slump, some consumers are having a hard time even paying for health care coverage. Some seek a more personalized means for health care like concierge medicine in phoenix or executive healthcare. Both models offer more customized health care plans for preventative care. Both models also increase the attractiveness for med students to go into general practice. Currently, jobs in general practice are not appealing to many med students because of current conditions: doctors often complain of too many patients not enough money.

Health care jobs in the Phoenix area are on the rise as is the salary for jobs in health care.

Executive Medicine in Phoenix

The Phoenix area, like many other major U.S. cities, has a steep unemployment rate. The current unemployment rate in phoenix is hovering around 10%. Unemployed individuals are often laid off because of lack of work in their line of work. This is causing many professionals to make a major career change into a new line of work.

The U.S. Department of Labor recently released a list of the top ten jobs of the future. Careers in health care dominate the list.

Those seeking a stable and secure position have transitioned into health care or are thinking about it. Health care is a steady and growing industry. It will always be necessary and there will always be a strong need for health care providers. Careers in the health care field cannot compare to jobs in any other field such as banking/finance or construction that constantly has ups and downs. Layoffs and lack of work are often causes for change in careers or lines of work.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the five fastest growing jobs are: registered nurses, home health aides, customer service representatives, food preparation and serving workers, and personal and home care aides.

With the current economy slump, some consumers are having a hard time even paying for health care coverage. Some seek a more personalized means for health care like concierge medicine in phoenix or executive healthcare. Both models offer more customized health care plans for preventative care. Both models also increase the attractiveness for med students to go into general practice. Currently, jobs in general practice are not appealing to many med students because of current conditions: doctors often complain of too many patients not enough money.

Health care jobs in the Phoenix area are on the rise as is the salary for jobs in health care.

Executive Medicine in Scottsdale

Concierge medicine and executive medicine are two relatively new health care models. Both provide superb preventative care for an additional annual fee.

The health care reform and current health care system is causing many to seek alternative treatment. Primary care physicians are often on vacation or too busy to see patients. We may wait for an hour to see our doctor only to actually meet with him for ten minutes. Patients fed up with this type of “fast-food” care seek alternatives and two models that often come up are concierge medicine and executive medicine.

Both executive medicine and concierge medicine are very popular in the Scottsdale area and I believe both will increase in popularity over the coming years especially with the uncertainty of the health care reform.

Concierge medicine in Scottsdale is a health care model that has been around for about 10 years. It originally developed in the North West. It has since become a preferred method of care. Patients pay an additional annual fee and in return are offered 24/7 phone and email access to their primary physician. Doctors may even sit in on specialized care meetings or make house calls. Physicians will take on a limited number of patients so they can provide adequate health care for each.

The executive health care model is very similar. Executive medicine is often put together by a company, corporation or by a group of employees or executives. Both models have the same general principles and ideas. The company and health care professionals will put together a customized plan. Doctors make frequent trips to the company or other designated area and do exams and physicals for covered individuals.

Preventative care and good health care are very important to living a long and healthy life. Either of these plans provides excellent care.

Executive Medicine in Miami

It seems like I cannot turn on the television to watch my favorite program without hearing a new report or news story about a newly discovered health risk. I mean, how many things out there that we know of (so far) increase the risk of cancer? Too many.

I try to get all the preventive care and treatment that I can. I watch what I eat, I exercise and I see my doctor and dentist at least once a year. On top of that, I even practice safety: I look both ways before I cross the street, practice safe driving and I always wash my hands before I eat anything. At this rate, I should live for the next 100 years.

It seems that no matter the steps I take I am constantly at risk: soap, deodorant, toothpaste, shampoos, all of these everyday items have been linked to cancer in studies.  Now, try explaining that to your doctor. I have been looking into concierge medicine in Miami. My doctor is great and I have been his patient since I could walk but I often feel that he is not quite giving me the best treatment, advice or preventative care.

In addition to normal health insurance some companies are now offering executive medicine. Executive medicine is a new model where companies and health care providers organize custom health plans for employees to keep them healthy, productive and in the office. Oh, but do fail to remember that fluorescent lighting also puts you at risk for several types of cancer.

I am still waiting for that study that proves that breathing oxygen puts us at a greater risk for developing cancer. Until then I think I will just lock myself in a dark room, alone with nothing but a few good books.

In the meantime, if you have any independent medical needs, you can get some home medical supplies and treat yourself.  Just make sure to call a doctor first.

Executive Medicine in New York

Many have been wondering how exactly the health care reform will affect doctors and current med students planning to go into general practice. Doctors that are in currently in general practice have shown mixed emotions to the current health care system as well as the reform. Doctors often complain of too many patients and too many hours. The quality of care that patients are receiving is not up to par. Will the new health care system change doctor’s opinions and what will the effect be on current med students?

Some doctors concerned that the health care reform will create even more strain in general practice have been going into boutique medicine. Doctors who enter general practice are not usually trained to run their own business but the current health care system motivates them to do just that. In recent years general practice in New York has evolved. Many patients as well as doctors are seeking more personalized, first rate care. Concierge medicine in New York has become quite popular and is no longer just for the wealthy and upper class. Many companies and doctors that are offering this style of boutique medicine now have more affordable annual fees.

President Obama has said our current health care system “rewards the quantity of care rather than the quality of care.” The President, in an address to the American Medical Assocation , said, “you did not enter this profession to be bean-counters and paper-pushers. You entered this profession to be healers, and that’s what our health care system should let you be.” President Obama makes some very good points about the current health care system.

The concern that medical providers have is that the reform will create an even greater pinch: paying doctors less while giving them an increasing number of patients.