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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.

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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.

Contact Us

Marina Gafanovich, MD is located at
1550 York Ave Ste A
New York, NY 10028

(212) 548-3263