Benefits of Preventive Medicine
Multiple studies have demonstrated that preventive medicine screenings provided by employers offer returns on investment of 3-6 dollars per dollar spent. These savings are realized by:
• Reduced absenteeism
• Increased productivity
• Lower demand for medical services
• Improved employee morale
We provide medical screenings, at your workplace, that are inexpensive, customizable, and most importantly are coupled with long-term follow-up to change behaviors and improve health.
Mobile health screening and intervention can include any or all of the following:
o Blood pressure
o Body mass index
o Body composition analysis (percentage of body fat)
o Cholesterol (with instant results)
o Diabetes screening and determination of diabetes risk
o HIV testing
o Depression screening
o Lung function measurement
o Identification of tobacco, alcohol, and substance use and referral for treatment
• Intervention programs
o Nutritional counseling
o Personalized exercise program development
o Smoking cessation programs
o Primary care follow-up for diabetes, depression, HIV, lung disease, and other chronic conditions
o Follow-up evaluations to track effectiveness of interventions and provide rewards for achieving
goals (lower insurance contributions, etc.)
o Travel medicine consultations for employees who will be working in areas that may require
vaccinations for tropical disease or preventive medication for illnesses like malaria.
Why You Should Choose Us to Implement a Preventive Medicine Program
Nearly all large companies offer in-house medical services, because they have seen how effective they are, and how much return on investment they provide. Employees typically consider these benefits as among the most valuable they are provided. The cost to establish an in-house program staffed by the appropriate variety of health care professionals is prohibitive to smaller companies.
Dr. Todd McNiff is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, is a clinical instructor of medicine at NYU Medical School, and holds a master’s degree in public health from Tulane University. He operates a private practice in lower Manhattan and has extensive experience in providing preventive medicine services and managing chronic disease. The practice is recognized by the World Health Organization as an official yellow fever vaccination site.
2013 – 2014 Mobile Employee Influenza Vaccinations
How much would it cost your organization for a key employee to be out sick for a week? How much if 10 of your employees were out for a week? In a severe influenza season, that is the reality.
It is wise to get vaccinated early, because while typically influenza outbreaks don’t occur until December, they have happened as early as October. The CDC estimates that between 3,000 and 49,000 deaths annually are attributable to influenza. Many more are hospitalized and even more people become ill enough to miss work. The benefits of influenza vaccination are so clear that the CDC recommends that everyone over the age of six months receive annual vaccination.
It has been a while since the United States has seen a bad influenza season. The 2009/2010 influenza season hospitalized 42,000 Americans and killed 2,125. The number of people infected and who missed significant days of work was exponentially higher. Rates of influenza in the Southern Hemisphere are typically very predictive of the severity of flu season in the Northern Hemisphere, and this year Australia has been hard hit with influenza.
“Experts are warning that the influenza virus has hit Australia especially hard this season and the worst is yet to come.” – World News Australia
The strains that have been isolated as causing disease are the strains that are in this year’s flu vaccine. While the World Health Organization tries its best to predict which strains of influenza will be active each year, they don’t always get it right. This year, though, it seems like they have. Influenza vaccination is always a good idea, hence the CDC’s recommendation that all people receive it. But this year it seems particularly advisable, both because early indications suggest that it is going to be a bad flu season, and the vaccine strains seem to be on target.