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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: PREVENTION TODAY = FUTURE SAVINGS AND BETTER HEALTH TOMORROW

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Tuesday afternoon I sat in my office with a cup of piping hot coffee and reviewed the onslaught of mailers and solicitations that had been piled on my desk. About halfway through my coffee I uncovered a solo postcard; a reminder that I am due for my annual “Well-Woman” exam, a once-a-year visit to a woman’s primary care provider for a general health check. Not only did my doctor’s simple encouragement motivate me to make an appointment, it also stirred my curiosity. Why did we go from a society that only visits the doctor when sick to one that visits regardless of our state of health. Furthermore, how does this affect my client, the Medicare beneficiary? Why did we go from a society that only visits the doctor when sick to one that visits regardless of our state of health. The most recent push for preventive medicine, i.e., annual check-ups, came with…

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