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Frequently Asked Questions About True Health Appraisals at the Cushman Wellness Center
Learn more about True Health Appraisals at the Cushman Wellness Center.
Who should get a True Health Appraisal?
The health screening is designed for anyone who wants the best in early disease detection and prevention. Whether you're a busy executive, a busy parent or both, our comprehensive appraisal is delivered with care and compassion, yet designed with streamlined efficiency.
Can I bring a friend or loved one for an appraisal, too?
Yes, many people prefer to arrange simultaneous appointments for their executive physicals like the True Health Appraisal. We believe having a health care partner and advocate is a key ingredient for successful adherence to healthy choices for optimal well being.
How long does the True Health Appraisal take?
Most physicals only take one day, depending on the customized itinerary for your specific and unique requirements.
How soon will I get my test results?
The same day. You will meet at the end of the day with the Cushman Wellness Center medical director to discuss your screening results and develop a plan that will help you improve and maintain good health and well being. A complete test result portfolio will be mailed to you within two weeks of your executive physical and, if requested, a letter outlining these results can be sent to your personal physician.
Why should I choose the Cushman Wellness Center for this screening?
Our goal is to provide the most caring, compassionate, comprehensive and high-tech executive physical available. From reviewing your medical history, to providing accurate and meaningful recommendations, we are confident that you will receive the care, diagnostics and follow through needed to achieve your optimal health and well being.
Do I need a referral from my doctor?
No, we do not require a referral from your personal physician. If you like, we will send a letter outlining the results of your health appraisal to your personal physician.
How does this executive physical compare to having a body scan?
We exclusively offer the only scans with recognized value for screening purposes — CT scans for coronary artery scoring, low dose lung screening and bone densitometry, along with ultrasound screenings for plaque in the carotid arteries and abdominal aorta aneurysm. These scans can detect problems at their earliest onset and we may recommend them for you based on your family and medical history, or they can be included at your request.
What is the cost of the True Health Appraisal?
Charges are on a fee-for-service basis. The fee for your appraisal will be quoted after a thorough review of your unique requirements based on your age, gender, medical and family history and risk factors. Annual reevaluation exams normally cost about 50 percent less. The appraisal can range in cost from $1,000 to $2,000.
Will my insurance cover the screening?
Insurance coverage for executive physicals depends on your insurance carrier and plan type. Insurance carriers will process charges under the appropriate portion of your policy. If you have questions, contact your benefits representative and/or insurance carrier to verify the preventive health benefits in your insurance plan. If you would like, we can give you the documentation to submit to your insurance provider for possible reimbursement.
For more information about True Health Appraisals at the Cushman Wellness Center or to schedule an appointment, contact one of our personal wellness coordinators at 858-939-3488.
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