In the early 2000s, two of McDonald’s CEOs passed away within a year of one another. CEO Jim Cantalupo died of a heart attack in April 2004. His predecessor, Charlie Bell, died January 2005 after being diagnosed with colon cancer just weeks after stepping up. This was a horrible tragedy.
How could this happen? It is illegal to discriminate against a person for their health when considering them for a promotion. So, how can companies safeguard against this happening again, and how can those climbing the business ladder make sure their job isn’t detrimental to their health?
Get an Executive Physical in the Pittsburgh Area
It is up to Cantalupo and Bell’s doctors to say if these gentlemen could have avoided their ends. There are many key indicators to detect a high risk for heart attack. Annual colonoscopies after age fifty can detect colon cancer with 98% accuracy. We are not helpless in preventing such things from happening again. The key is to take steps early.
What is an Executive Physical?
Take every aspect of your health from the food you eat, activities you complete each day, how much you sleep, and your full medical history down to the aches and pains you feel day in and day out and have a team of medical professionals evaluate and offer you a detailed plan to meet your health goals. Executive Physicals leave no stone unturned when it comes to your overall health. Business owners and those keeping corporations running cannot afford to overlook even the slightest discomfort.
The purpose of this comprehensive examination of your whole health detects risks for developing any conditions that might hinder your ability to be the best at what you do. Not for informing your board of trustees, but to inform YOU of how you can avoid illnesses and injuries that could put you out of commission.
What Happens During an Executive Physical?
You can expect much more than your annual wellness visit to your primary care physician:
· Lab Work: Besides routine physical labs, your provider can test for vitamin deficiencies, thyroid health, food and environmental allergies, titers from previous vaccines to ensure you’re up to date, and much more.
· EKG: This test reveals the efficiency of your heart muscles by measuring the amount of electricity produced with each heartbeat.
· Medication Review: Make sure you are taking the best medications for your existing conditions.
· Audiogram: Tests your hearing
· Vision Screening
· Nutrition Evaluation and Consultation
Depending on the provider you choose for your Executive Physical in the Pittsburgh area, you could also receive travel consultations, personal training sessions, and a skincare consult.
Your Personalized Plan
Following a traditional executive physical, all your data is collected, including your personal health goals, and compiled into a road map to the healthiest you. Armed with an informed look at your current state of health, it is up to you to take steps toward a healthier you or continue being as healthy as you can be.
This information can seem overwhelming at first. Navigating the healthcare system is difficult to do on your own. If your executive physical found a need for specialty appointments, it can be difficult to schedule an appointment within a time you are available. Then the cycle of ignoring your health concerns in favor of work comes again.
Don’t Navigate the Healthcare Environment Alone.
Rather than leaving you to figure out how you’re going to shift your lifestyle to accommodate the changes required of your executive physical, Connected Health offers concierge primary care in conjunction with your physical. We add a layer of convenience of scheduling your needed specialty appointments on your behalf and within your schedule, if they cannot be managed within our primary care setting.
The primary care model at Connected Health is personalized, proactive, and preventative. We support your goals and believe you should have the freedom and resources to take control of your health.
With either one month or three, depending on your level of physical, you get 24/7 access to your care team and unlimited visits with your provider in the office or virtually through our secure portal. This added guidance and availability will support you in making lasting changes needed to ensure you are in tip-top shape for your company, your family, and yourself.
Get a luxury experience like you’ve never seen in healthcare before. Concierge Primary Care at Connected Health is unmatched in quality and service.
If you would like more information, schedule a call with our own CEO and co-founder, Betty Rich, today by emailing email@example.com.
If you’re ready to take a giant step toward a healthier you, CLICK HERE to schedule your executive physical today.