Long hours, looming deadlines, high-pressure meetings.
University of Minnesota Health Internist Bill Conroy, MD, understands that business leaders often have unique demands on their time and their health. He also knows an executive’s lengthy absence due to poor health can have an outsized impact on his or her company or organization.
To improve preventive care for local decision-makers, Conroy will lead the recently launched University of Minnesota Health Signature Health and Wellness program. The program is designed to give business leaders and other busy individuals comprehensive care and access to top academic medical and wellness specialists—all at our conveniently located Clinics and Surgery Center just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul.
During their appointment, patients enrolled in the program will visit with a number of physicians and other health and wellness specialists, who will provide a thorough preventive exam; analyze laboratory tests; assess physical fitness; and complete formal eye, audiology and skin examinations, among other evaluations.
Though some parts of the evaluation process are recommended for all, Conroy’s team will use an extensive pre-visit questionnaire to customize the patient’s assessments based on medical evidence, identified personal risk factors, family medical history and patient concerns.
The result, Conroy said, will be a comprehensive, single-day health evaluation that avoids unnecessary procedures, identifies early health risks and suggests corrective actions. This approach will shorten visits to less than a single business day, Conroy said.
Depending on the exam results, patients can receive follow-up care from University of Minnesota Health’s highly skilled academic medicine specialists.
Prevention is important for Conroy, who has been a longtime advocate for the importance of primary, preventive care.
“If we can get people in for a comprehensive evaluation, we will be better positioned to help patients maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid health issues down the road,” Conroy said. “That’s a value to their families, communities and companies.”“Executives and others with similar demands are challenged by their significant responsibilities and the lifestyle they’re required to lead for their jobs,” said Conroy, noting that cumulative stress and fatigue can be detrimental to health. “We will help alert them to the health issues that come with the territory.”