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 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, 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.
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;
- 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. In short, 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. 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.
My first wellness exam ... was much more thorough than any physical that I have had previously.
James, a patient of Dr. Christopher D. Osborn
Shortly after Dr. Osborn began his affiliation with MDVIP, I went in for my first wellness exam. It was much more thorough than any physical that I have had previously. My exam revealed that my unhealthy lifestyle was taking a toll and that I was headed for some pretty serious health problems. About a year has passed, and under the care and mentoring of Dr. Osborn, I have lost [weight] and just recently completed my first half-marathon. I feel great. My life is truly vastly different now.
The extensive testing ... I received during my annual wellness exam was far beyond anything that I have ever experienced.
Sandra, a patient of Dr. Diane Fabricius
The extensive testing and consultation that I received during my annual wellness exam was far beyond anything that I have ever experienced in a physician office and I have worked with doctors for thirty years now. It is a totally new way of thinking about health now and in the future. I now have a way of maximizing my healthcare benefits and reducing my healthcare utilization of walk in clinics and emergency departments. A positive choice for my health and life.