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The Key Components to Preventive Care

Posted by Paula Turnquist

While preventive care, in general, refers to being proactive about health and wellness, it can be broken into concrete recommendations for individual employees. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discusses how taking a preventive approach to healthcare and wellness can improve individuals' health and help their bottom line:

  • preventive-care-for-employersProactively scheduling doctor visits and preventive screenings to detect disease early on often do not
     require insurance copays or other out-of-pocket expenses. In addition, catching a disease early can sometimes make treatment more effective.
  • By detecting disease earlier, people can live healthier, more productive and longer lives. They can also keep their healthcare costs low. "Preventive services can also help those with early stages of disease keep from getting sicker," the CDC adds.
  • Counseling services for quitting smoking, weight loss and depression, among other issues, can have a significant impact on improving health, preventing disease and reducing associated costs.
  • Another component of preventive healthcare is routine vaccinations, as recommended by your doctor, which can help prevent contagious diseases, including measles, chickenpox and meningitis, along with the flu and some types of pneumonia.
  • Counseling services, together with screenings, wellness visits and prenatal care also play a crucial role in improving health and preventing disease.

At KelseyCare, we believe that taking a preventive approach to healthcare and wellness is the best decision, both for individuals and businesses. Our members enjoy affordable, high-quality coordinated care and access to a comprehensive provider network. They also have the freedom to choose any Kelsey-Seybold doctor at any Kelsey-Seybold location, and no referrals are required to see a Kelsey-Seybold specialist. In addition, members enjoy 24-hour appointment scheduling. Appointments can be set up by calling 713-442-0000.

Contact KelseyCare today to speak with one of our benefits consultants to learn more about our health plans.

Posted by Paula Turnquist

Paula Turnquist joined Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in 2013 as sales manager of Employer Products. She is responsible for the sales of products and services ranging from employer group health plans to Executive Health and Occupational Medicine programs. Paula is originally from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and is a Nursing and Health Care Administration graduate of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She has worked in healthcare since 1976 serving major hospital systems, physician practices, venture capital start-ups and large insurance carriers.

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Topics: Employee Benefits for Small Businesses, Costs of Employee Benefits, preventive care

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