When you are sick, you have no choice but to think about your health. Preventative care must be planned ahead of time, even when illness is not staring you in the face. The old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is especially true when it comes to preventative health care. Maintaining or improving your health is important – and a focus on preventative care, can help keep you healthy.
Early detection and treatment can significantly reduce the chance of suffering, disability and financial hardship in the near or distant future.
Allied Medical Centers have joined with SmartBeat to offer an insurance-covered, preventative care program that reveals your likelihood of experiencing life-threatening health problems. To qualify for testing, you or a family member must have a history of one or more of the following: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart attack, stroke.
Most health plans will pay for one wellness or preventative exam per year. SmartBeat is a preventative care and wellness testing program that is paid for in full by insurance.
Testing includes an EKG, lung function testing, blood vessel health testing, pictures of the back of your eye that look for glaucoma, early warning of possible stroke, signs of diabetic eye damage, early signs of possible blindness, also lab tests, and ultrasound exams of your carotid (neck) arteries, aorta (the large artery that carries blood to your lower body), and your heart.
Study after study shows that primary and preventive care greatly reduces future health care costs, as well as increasing patients’ health. Put your health first, and contact Allied Medical Centers to arrange for your testing.