Executive Physical ExaminationNew York, NY
An executive physical examination helps give CEOs and other company executives the tools they need to remain healthy and continue being productive leaders. Executives may neglect their health while their busy lifestyles put much wear and tear on their bodies. This situation can harm the individual and the companies they lead.
Dr. Marina Gafanovich offers executive physical examinations to business leaders in Manhattan and the surrounding area. Taking care of your health helps you be a better leader. Let us help. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 212-548-3263.
What is an Executive Physical Examination
According to Harvard Business Review, in 2008, close to a quarter of Fortune 500 companies offered executive physicals to their CEOs. Companies know that their leaders shoulder many responsibilities and must be healthy to function at their best. They also know that these leaders can become too busy to focus adequately on their health. An executive physical examination is one thing that can help.
An executive physical examination goes beyond a typical annual checkup that tends to be just a basic health evaluation where the doctor looks for evidence of health issues that have already arisen. With the lifestyle of the typical exec in mind, Dr. Gafanovich performs a more extensive and comprehensive exam. In addition, she will screen for health issues that executives are more prone to.
Executive Health Concerns
The lifestyle of an executive can be exciting and rewarding. However, it also comes with challenges to maintaining one’s health. Company leaders are more likely to absorb large amounts of stress, travel extensively, sleep less, and eat a high fat diet. All this can put a strain on personal health.
According to the Mayo Clinic 90% of executives struggle with work-life balance and 73% live a sedentary lifestyle. As a result, executives are more sleep deprived and at risk for heart disease, diabetes, depression, and stroke. These health issues harm them personally and their performance at work, which can negatively impact the company.
Benefits of Executive Physical Examinations
Taking time out to fully evaluate their health can help executives achieve greater wellness and catch small health problems before they become big ones. These efforts can result in less depression, an improved diet and fitness, and a stronger sense of well-being. Also, when a doctor catches a serious health problem early——these exams can save lives.
Both the individual executive and the company can benefit. The executive gets an opportunity to meet with a doctor and delve deep into ways they can improve their health. A healthier executive means a more productive leader, which benefits the company as well.
What is Involved
An executive physical exam can come in several forms, and what the doctor includes may vary depending on the patient and their individual needs. The doctor reviews the patient’s personal medical history, including their vaccination history, and provides vaccination boosters if necessary. The doctor will perform a comprehensive physical, order basic blood work, and other advanced lab work if needed. The executive exam may also include the following:
- Aortic aneurysm screening
- Cardiovascular assessment with an ECG
- Colorectal cancer screening
- Peripheral arterial disease screening
- Pulmonary assessment
Where applicable, the doctor may screen for prostate or breast cancer and osteoporosis. In addition, Doctor Gafanovich can provide referrals to specialists if needed.
The Day of the Exam
Patients can fill out the new patient information form online and bring it to their appointment. We typically schedule executive physicals during regular business hours. Patients should arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete any paperwork if they cannot fill out the new patient form ahead of time.
Wait times are typically no longer than 15 minutes, and patients should allow an hour for the appointment. Usually, diagnostic tests are available by the end of the appointment, while blood work will be available within 24 hours. However, more specialized blood tests may take three to five business days.
Schedule a Visit Today
Executive Physical exams are available in Manhattan and the surrounding area. Dr. Marina Gafanovich and her team look forward to helping you stay healthy and live a productive and happy life. Call our office at 212-548-3263 to learn more or schedule an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What if I cannot make an appointment during regular business hours
A. We typically prefer to schedule executive physical examinations during regular business hours. However, we realize not every schedule allows for this. We can work out a time outside regular business hours, but additional fees may apply.
Q. Who is a candidate for an executive physical examination
A. Executive usually refers to chief executive officers (CEOs), chief financial officers (CFOs), and chief operating officers (COOs). However, senior management, vice presidents, department heads, and middle managers can also benefit. This type of exam can benefit anyone in a top leadership role whose work places a significant strain on their health.
Q. What factors determine the nature of my exam?
A. The exams are customized to each patient’s needs. A major factor is the type of work you do and the specific demands it places on your mind and body. We will also take into account your age and gender. Lifestyle, health history, habits, and current health status will also factor in.
Q. How should I prepare for my exam?
A. A new patient information form is available online to help us get the information we need. However, if you cannot fill it out ahead of time, that is okay too. We can help with any paperwork a bit before the appointment. Also, be sure to have all important health information with you, including your photo ID and insurance card.
Q. Will insurance cover my exam?
A. If your employer is not covering the exam, your insurance may cover it or at least a portion of it. Dr. Gafanovich works with a wide range of insurance providers. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider for specific details on your plan.
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