Making Sure You Get Quality Preventive Care

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quality-preventive-carePreventive care recently entered the crosshairs of politics. Benefits Pro explores this in a recent article titled “The case for preventive care.”

Kathryn Mayer of Benefits Pro writes, “Six years ago, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force doled out a controversial recommendation: Change long-standing breast cancer-screening recommendations and advise women to wait until age 50 rather than 40 to start getting mammograms. The task force also said women should get the test every other year instead of annually. Criticism was swift, and rightfully so. The call for the change died down until the same recommendations resurfaced this month. I’m hoping the recommendations die this time around, too. The proposed change has big ramifications: If the recommendations are finalized, according to Avalere Health analysis, the move could deny coverage of biennial mammograms to some 17 million women, most of whom are covered by employer-sponsored plans. The guidelines go against the advice of, you know, actual medical groups, including the American Cancer Society, the American Medical Association and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, all of whom say women should get annual mammograms starting when they’re 40.”

Despite this controversy, this year’s Women’s Health Week made sure the call for routine preventive screenings was still loud. Ky Forward takes a look at this in a recent article titled “Department of public health encourages women to follow four rules of good health.” The author of the article writes, “The nationwide initiative, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health, encourages women to make their health a top priority and take simple steps for a longer, healthier and happier life. ‘Taking simple, preventive steps for your health are key to lifelong wellness,’ Mayfield said. ‘The first step in taking care of our own health is education. This includes eating right, exercising and avoiding tobacco products to scheduling regular preventive health check-ups. I plan to use Women’s Health Week as a reminder to schedule my own preventive exams. Be interactive with your health care provider so that the best health care plan can be developed for you.’”

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Providing this individualized service is what we specialize in at Medicine Within Reach. At Medicine Within Reach, we believe that a strong patient-doctor relationship is essential to good health. Our personalized services make this special bond easily attainable.

Some of our services include preventive screening and other women’s health tests. With us, you also get easy accessibility, flexible scheduling, and comprehensive care for your complex medical needs.

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