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June 25, 2020

Lifesigns encourages primary care relationship to maintain health

(Memphis, TN) – Men’s Health Month comes each June and is a good reminder of how important wellness is to the male population in the U.S. Typically, 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.

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:

  • 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

Lifesigns also offers its mobile clinic, HealthyHere, designed to reduce cost, increase access to care, improve wellness and complete a doctor’s visit in a fraction of the time of a traditional office visit.

For more information about getting an annual physical at Lifesigns or to learn more about the mobile medical clinic, visit Lifesigns and HealthyHere online or call Sandy Bradford at 901-260-9914.

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Beth Okeon, (901) 409-7607

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