The MDVIP Wellness Program
An Annual Wellness Plan Customized 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 your next steps?
The MDVIP Wellness Program is a comprehensive annual preventive health program. Patients 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. MDVIP-affiliated physicians take these results and work with their patients to develop a wellness plan to address any health concerns and to help improve them.
In most annual health visits and checkups, a medical assistant or nurse takes your vitals, records your medications and asks a few questions about your medical history. They 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 a prescription or two or the suggestion to watch your weight. This is all that time typically allows in most traditional primary care offices.
With more time devoted to fewer patients, MDVIP-affiliated primary care practices can go beyond the basics. Each year, your doctor will take you through the MDVIP Wellness Program, which is paid for by your membership fee. The program includes advanced health screenings and diagnostic tests that have been shown to better help detect issues earlier and are not typically covered by insurance. The results can help give a clearer and more detailed view of your overall health.
An Investment in Your Health
You and your doctor can discuss your test results in detail. You’ll know your numbers and your doctor can help you understand what those numbers mean and how they may be improved. Together, you can develop an individualized action plan with 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 — working with your doctor to help better identify and address your unique needs so you can focus on living healthier.
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 to help prevent or manage diabetes or cholesterol levels;
- Exercise videos tailored to your fitness level and physical ability if, for example, osteoporosis or re-injuring your back is a concern
- A nutrition and fitness plan that can help you lose weight a healthier way, with the goal of keeping it off.
Even if you feel like you’re in the best shape of your life or think you are too young to pay closer attention to your health, MDVIP’s Wellness Program can help keep you on track and avoid some of the problems that come with aging.
Overall, the MDVIP Wellness Program is a valuable tool to help you and your doctor map out a health plan specific to you. It reflects your current health status AND your health goals. Published studies have shown that the MDVIP more personalized, preventive care approach leads to improved health outcomes and can help keep you out of the ER and the hospital when possible.
Other advantages of membership in an MDVIP-affiliated practice include:
- 24/7 physician availability by phone
- Family plan and travel benefits
- MDVIP Connect website and app
- Medical Centers of Excellence program
A New Standard in Preventive Care & Wellness
James, a patient of Dr. Conigliaro Jones
I cannot emphasize enough how incredibly transformative my experience has been. It began with a comprehensive health screening designed to identify not just current health issues, but also potential future risks. This proactive approach felt very different from the reactive model I was used to, and it made me feel that I was genuinely being cared for.