Frequently Asked Questions
 
Although it is not possible to anticipate every question that might arise, we have assembled the following list of frequently asked questions in an effort to provide you with a more thorough understanding of Beaumont Executive Health Services:


  • What are the benefits of participating in Beaumont’s Executive Health program?

  • Can I participate in your program if I already have a primary care physician?

  • Does your program serve patients of all ages?

  • How do I prepare for my executive physical?

  • How much time should I allow for my executive physical?

  • How are specialty appointments scheduled?

  • When will I receive the results of my executive physical?

  • Are my medical results communicated to my employer?

  • How are billing arrangements handled?

  • Will my health insurance cover my executive physical?


What are the benefits of participating in Beaumont’s Executive Health program?

Beaumont Executive Health Services has earned the loyalty of its clients by dedicating itself to providing the highest standard of preventive healthcare. Our program blends personalized clinical care with advanced screening and diagnostic technologies. Among its many benefits, preventive healthcare focuses on:


  1. Identifying the diseases or conditions for which you may be at particular risk

  2. Reducing or even eliminating the possibility of your developing certain health problems

  3. Detecting already existing problems early in their course

  4. Optimizing care of current health conditions to minimize complications and improve your quality of life


The executive physical examination—the foundation of our program—is performed by your choice of one of our team of specialists. When studies beyond the executive physical are requested by our clients or recommended by their physicians, our program provides streamlined access to the state-of-the-art primary and specialty services available at William Beaumont Hospital.

 

Can I participate in your program if I already have a primary care physician?

Yes. The preventive care provided by Beaumont Executive Health Services complements the care you receive from your personal physician. The physicians at Beaumont Executive Health Services are not intended to replace your primary care physician, nor do we need a referral from a primary care doctor for you to be seen in our executive health program.

 

Does your program serve patients of all ages?

Though prevention strategies may differ along the age spectrum, the benefits of preventive medicine apply to children and adults of all ages. We are able to offer pediatric evaluations, as well as preventive healthcare for young, middle-aged, and older adults.

 

How do I prepare for my executive physical?

After you schedule your executive physical, you will receive a confirmation letter containing thorough preparatory instructions for your appointment (as well as any prescheduled specialty appointments). Please be assured that preparation for your executive physical is minimal. Unless specifically indicated, we do not generally request copies of prior medical records.

 

How much time should I allow for my executive physical?

Your consultation with your executive physician typically lasts about one hour; office-based diagnostic testing could take another one to two hours. To allow for the individualized nature of preventive care, please consider setting aside a half-day. If you have specialty appointments prescheduled on the same day as your executive physical, we can advise you individually about the estimated length of your day.

For your privacy, our office suite is reserved for our Executive Health clients during program hours. Because most of our clients will have been fasting in preparation for their laboratory studies, a continental breakfast is provided in our suite.

 

How are specialty appointments scheduled?

Typically, our staff will make all of the necessary arrangements for specialty consultations or tests requested through our program. Our goal is to coordinate your care as efficiently and smoothly as possible—whether you need a single appointment, a designated group of tests, or a more complex set of evaluations

If you are a member of a participating corporate group, you may wish to confirm financial coverage for these appointments with your company or health plan. The level of coverage for specialty appointments may differ from that provided for your executive physical examination.

 

When will I receive the results of my executive physical?

Same-day findings can generally be reviewed with you at your appointment. After approximately four weeks (once the results of your diagnostic and laboratory studies become available), your physician will send you a personal letter detailing his or her findings and recommendations, along with copies of all of your test results. Findings that become available after that time will also be communicated to you in writing.

 

Are my medical results communicated to my employer?

Your medical information is considered confidential. We are strongly committed to helping you keep your personal health information private. We will not disclose any information to your employer unless you expressly request in writing that we do so.

 

How are billing arrangements handled?

Beaumont Executive Health Services does not bill your insurance company for payment. Corporations will be billed directly for executive physicals and for applicable supplementary evaluations or tests. Individuals who privately schedule executive physicals will similarly be responsible for all charges incurred.

 

Will my health insurance cover my executive physical?

Insurance coverage for preventive health care services can be highly variable. Please contact your health insurance provider or representative to confirm your level of coverage, as some of them reimburse you partially.