British-American author, motivational speaker and marketing consultant Simon Sinek once said, “Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.” And just as leaders must take care of those for whom they are responsible, a company must take care of its leaders. Caring for the health and wellness of corporate executives ensures they will have the drive to focus on the success of the business. So it’s no surprise there’s been an increase in interest in corporate executive health programs nationwide.
So why the need for executive-focused healthcare?
American executives might earn more than other occupations, but it’s not without consequence. In a recent article published by CBS Moneywatch, it was reported that “the stress score for executives stands at 48.7, or almost 10 time[s] as high as the least stressful job on the study.”
Executives work long hours, rarely get enough sleep, and are under constant pressure to meet deadlines that could not only impact the success of the business but also the well-being of employees and their families. Many of these factors can increase stress and cause a wide array of health problems.
“Excessive stress can contribute to high blood pressure, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome and even asthma,” says Matthew J. Priddy, M.D., cofounding physician of Priority Physicians, P.C. “It’s important to monitor stress levels and their impact on the body to not only diagnose and rule out serious diseases and health conditions but also to develop treatment plans that maintain and improve the health of the individual.”
Do executive health programs benefit more than the executive?
Yes. In fact, well-designed executive health programs have been proven to save companies money through a reduction in health care expenditures and increased productivity (as a result of the improved health of the individual). In addition to monetary benefits, companies experience improved social outcomes due to a decrease in stress and conflict in the work environment.
Advantages may also include stress relief from the top down, professional and personal peak performance, illness prevention and improved recovery time, and an overall improved quality of life for executives who often don’t take the time to focus on their own health. In addition, by promoting healthy lifestyles for busy executives, companies can expand the possibilities for achievement for the individual and the entire team.
Not to mention, an executive health program can be a major benefit or advantage over other employers for organizations looking to hire new executives or attract top talent.
Are there executive health services in Indiana?
Priority Physicians works with members of the greater Indianapolis business community to help address unique and diverse executive wellness goals. Corporate enrollment offers companies flexible ways to get team members in and out of appointments and exams and on a path to wellness. Our team caters to busy schedules and can make a “doctor’s visit” easy and stress-free. With reserved parking near the entrances to both the Indianapolis and Fishers office locations and no wait time, executives can be seen and well on their way quickly—there’s no need to take time off from work to travel across the country for the same executive exam with a doctor who isn’t able to continue caring for the patient throughout the year.
To learn more about executive health programs with Priority Physicians, contact us today.