THE MDVIP WELLNESS PROGRAM
An Annual Wellness Plan Tailored to Work For You
Think about the last wellness checkup you had. How much one-on-one time did you have with the doctor? Did you feel rushed? Did you talk about prevention? Did you leave with a detailed action plan for your health and understand the next steps?
In most annual health screenings and checkups, a nurse takes your vitals, records your medications and asks a few questions about your medical history. She may also screen you for certain risk factors, such as smoking. Following your physical exam, your doctor may recommend some follow-up tests, draw your blood and send you on your way with the suggestion that you lose a few pounds or continue taking your vitamins. This is all that time allows.
With more time devoted to less patients, MDVIP-affiliated primary care practices can go beyond basic. Each year your doctor will take you through the MDVIP Wellness Program, which is paid for by your membership fee. You will receive comprehensive, advanced health screenings and diagnostic tests that have been shown to help detect issues earlier but are not typically covered by commercial insurance or Medicare. The results help give a clearer view of your overall health.
An Investment in Your Health
You and your doctor will discuss your health test results in detail. You’ll know your numbers and your doctor will help you understand what those numbers mean and how they can be improved. Together, you’ll develop an individualized action plan that will include next steps, how progress will be measured and a time frame for follow up.
Whether you’re managing a chronic illness, have a family history of disease or consider yourself the picture of health, there’s always room for improvement. This is what the MDVIP Wellness Program is all about — identifying and addressing your unique needs so you can focus on living your best.
The MDVIP Wellness Program Measures
- Heart Health
- Bone Health
- Sexual Health
- Respiratory Health
- Nutrition and Fitness
- Emotional Well-Being
- Weight Management
Your Customized Wellness Plan
Here are examples of what could be included in your personalized wellness plan:
- Meal plans, recipes and shopping lists if you’re following a diet that can help prevent or manage diabetes or cholesterol levels;
- Customized exercise videos tailored to your fitness level if osteoporosis or re-injuring your back is a concern;
- A nutrition and fitness plan that can actually help you lose weight and finally keep it off.
Even if you’re in the best shape of your life, MDVIP’s Wellness Program can help you maintain good health and avoid some of the problems that come with aging through early detection.
Disease prevention and wellness medicine are the key to a happy, prosperous, and healthy life in Austin. We emphasize disease prevention and promote a wellness lifestyle for these very reasons. Dr. Sneed is an expert in anti-aging medicine and passed rigorous testing and received advanced training from the prestigious American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Individualized annual health exams and assessments to optimize health potential
- Advanced hormone replacement options for men and women including bio-identical hormone replacement therapy
- Extensive cardiovascular assessment including cardiac stress testing, pulmonary testing, aerobic capacity, echo-cardiogram
Ultrasound testing: aorta, veins and arteries, abdomen, thyroid
Chemical sensitivity tests – food and environmental
Bone density testing
Sleep disorder diagnosis and treatment
Personalized weight loss programs including HCG (human chorionic gonadatropin)
The MDVIP Wellness Program is a comprehensive tool to help you and your doctor map out a health plan specific to you. It reflects your test results AND your health goals.
Other advantages of membership in an MDVIP affiliated practice include:
24/7 physician availability by phone
MDVIP Connect website and app
Medical Centers Of Excellence
Published studies have shown that the MDVIP personalized preventive care approach leads to better health outcomes and can help keep you out of the ER and the hospital.
MDVIP was born in 2000 from an idea that started in the minds of forward-thinking primary care doctors who felt the healthcare system was losing its way. They knew there was a better way to practice medicine and provide the level of care and attention their patients deserved.
We believe healthcare should always put the patient first.
We believe medical care is not one-size-fits-all.
We believe we should have time to get to know our patients beyond their symptoms.
We believe appointments should not come with time limits.
We believe in the type of primary care that improves health and lives.
We believe in the MDVIP difference and we are happy to offer life-changing personalized preventive care so our patients can lead healthier and more vibrant lives.