The demands of your job require you to feel fit and be fit. A thorough physical examination can give you peace of mind and guidance on how to manage a healthy life-style on and off the job. But as a business executive, your time is valuable and limited. You need a quality, comprehensive medical examination that gives you the information you need about your health without wasting time in waiting rooms and airport terminals or spending fringe benefit dollars on airfare and motel rooms. Now, faculty physicians of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) are offering corporations and business executives a quality physical examination program tailored to your needs. The Executive Physical Program can reduce your medical and travel costs and time away from work and home.
Thorough and Individualized
In less than one working day, MCW physicians will conduct a thorough physical examination tailored to your medical needs, age, health risks, and personal wishes. MCW physicians will evaluate your health and concerns and provide advice on how you can maintain or improve your health.
Reduces Health Care Costs
The main purpose of any periodic health maintenance program is to detect disease at the earliest possible time, when the disease is easier and less costly to treat. MCW's Executive Health Program is based on the needs of each patient and non-essential procedures and expenses are avoided. The program was designed to provide cost-effective care while maintaining MCW's traditional emphasis on quality.
Because the value of the examination is largely dependent on your frankness and openness in your medical history, all information will be kept in strict confidence by the physician.
Within one month of the examination, you will receive a report of the findings and recommendations of your examination. At your request, additional copies can be supplied to you so you can provide a copy to your personal physician and corporate medical director.
The program is designed so that each executive is accompanied through all the tests, and the tests are scheduled appropriately so waiting time is not a problem. We have personalized this program with you, your busy schedule and your desire for appropriate personal treatment in mind.
Prior to the examination day, a medical questionnaire and diet with activity log are sent to the patient. Completed forms returned on exam day help the physician conduct the most appropriate and efficient examination.
An MCW physician, who is a board certified Internal Medicine specialist, will conduct a complete history and physical exam.
Tests included in the protocol are:
- -Blood count (including hemoglobin, hematocrit, leukocytes, and RBC indices)
-Blood glucose (diabetes)
-Cholesterol & Triglycerides (blood fat) - HDL & LDL Cholesterol (coronary risk)
-Creatinine (kidney function)
-SGOT, SGPT and Alkaline Phosphatase (liver function) -Complete Urinalysis
-Cervical PAP Smear for those women who wish to have this examination completed.
-Stool for occult blood - Chest x-ray if indicated - EKG (electrocardiogram)
The content of the examination can be modified to adapt to corporate requirements. Additional tests, which may be done depending on indication such as age, risk factors and symptoms, or at the executive's or corporation's request, include:
-Audiometry (hearing test)
-Cardiac stress test (treadmill)
-Mammography (breast x-rays)
-Colonoscopy screening (starting at age 50)
-Refraction (eye examination) and tonometry (glaucoma test)
Although the corporation or executive may choose a different schedule for MCW's Executive Health Program. The recommended schedule is:
-Every two years up to age 50
-Every year over age 50
Follow-up Examinations or Care
The physicians who conduct your physical examination are available to discuss the findings and recommendations of your exam, at your request, with your personal physicians, corporate medical director, or other appropriate individuals.
For more information and patient testimonials, please visit www.froedtert.com/specialtyAreas/Executivehealthprogram.