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.