A recent New England Journal of Medicine article criticized executive physicals as being excessive, inefficient, and elitist. An executive physical at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, I would argue, is the opposite: it is cost-effective, efficient, and good basic medicine.
I agree with Dr. Rank that some executive physical programs are excessive and elitist: whole body scans without cause are bad medicine and monogrammed terry cloth bathrobes belong in a spa, not a medical clinic. And some exams are an exorbitant waste of money. Recently a patient brought me a hardcover, 50-page book describing some 250 blood tests they had as part of an executive physical — I'd never even heard of most of the tests.
But the executive physical program at Froedtert & The Medical College is efficient: We meet you at the information desk and escort you to all of your appointments so you do not waste time.
The exam is targeted and individualized to your needs, your past history, and your recent medical tests, even if they were done elsewhere.
Our exam offers 75 minutes of physician face time for a full review of your medical issues and your wellness issues (diet, exercise, sleep, stress, alcohol).
Thanks to Froedtert & The Medical College technology and speed of service, most of your lab results will be ready for review with the physician 90 minutes after the blood is drawn.
You end with a review and recommendations of your medical problems, a written assessment of your medical risk factors, and easy referral to leading specialists if necessary.
The Executive Physical Program of Froedtert & The Medical College is efficient, cost-effective, personalized, and valuable. I'll bet Dr. Rank would praise our program.