JUNE IS MEN’S HEALTH MONTH: Lifesigns Encourages Primary Care Relationship to Maintain Health
JUNE IS MEN’S HEALTH MONTH
(Memphis, TN) – Each June, Men’s Health Month is celebrated and is a good reminder of how important wellness is to males in the U.S. Statistically speaking, men do not see physicians for a physical exam nearly as often as woman. Men are also more likely to be uninsured than women. In the workplace, it is estimated that while more than 50% of employees have health issues, most do not have a primary care doctor. Locally, men in Memphis are plagued by chronic illness and risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity - issues that might be easily identified and treated by a healthcare professional.
Lifesigns encourages primary care relationship to maintain health
Sandy Bradford, Director of Business Development at Lifesigns, notes that, “Annual physicals are one of the best methods for understanding physical health and curtailing any health issues before they become more serious or life threatening.”
Receiving annual physicals and greater access to healthcare can result in:
Lifesigns also offers its mobile clinic, HealthyHere, designed to increase access to care by providing physical examinations at the worksite. This convenient service helps to reduce costs and improve wellness by completing a doctor’s visit in a fraction of the time of a traditional office visit.
- More men participating in regular preventative, primary care and follow up visits
- Better prevention, early detection and management of chronic illness such as diabetes and hypertension
- Decrease in overall expenditure on pharmaceuticals
- Decreased number of catastrophic health events
- Enhanced health and wellness
For more information about getting an annual physical at Lifesigns or to learn more about HealthyHere, the mobile medical clinic, visit Lifesigns and HealthyHere online or call Sandy Bradford at 901-260-9914.