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3 Ways to Manage Stress as a CEO

Posted by David Pong, M.D. on Jun 5, 2019

David Pong, M.D., Medical Director, Executive Health & Wellness Programs and PartnerMD CEO Zack Smith

To address the unique stressors in your life as a busy business owner with many people depending on you, let’s first consider what you can change. Grab a pen and piece of paper and write down:

  • The external situations causing you the most stress right now.  It could be an employee letting you down, a difficult client, marital stress or caring for an aging parent. These are your stressors.
  • The activities that you rely on for downtime, “me time” or time that allows your brain to shut off and recharge. These are your short-term distractors.
  • Your reactions to stress. Do you get frustrated with others? Do you lose sleep? Do you eat poorly? These are your symptoms that you can be more mindful of when they occur.

Now that you’ve written down the main areas of current cause, effect and management of stress, we can start to refine your unique stress management strategy. And just as unique as we all are, each of us will end up with different way to manage our stress.  In general, there are three main steps better stress management.

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Topics: Executive Health

The Best Kept Secrets of Executive Health Programs at Top Ranked US Companies

Posted by Alicia King, Executive Health on Feb 28, 2019

As a leader in human resources, you likely already know the so-called "Best Places to Work" are providing executive health programs to boost retention, improve health, and lower business risk.

But you might not know the best kept secrets of executive health programs at top ranked U.S. companies. With an improved economy these offerings are booming—and changing. Are you keeping up?

Get the scoop below...

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Topics: Executive Health

Silence Isn't Golden & Other Signs Your Executive Health Program Is Falling Behind

Posted by Alicia King, Executive Health on Feb 28, 2019

Your organization has invested in this premium benefit to remain competitive in an increasingly tight labor market, to attract and retain your industry's best and brightest, and to ensure your top leaders' health. You're able to tout that you're providing the best, but are you?

Sometimes the signs that a program isn't working or keeping up can be subtle. For example, it's easy to think your program is running smoothly because of the adage "silence is golden." Or maybe your program did work well when your organization implemented it X years ago, but now ... ?

Below, you'll find several important signs that your executive health program isn't keeping up, which ultimately means it's not delivering on your goals in the current race for top talent or your desire to improve health and ensure business continuity.

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Topics: Executive Health

Advanced Cardiovascular Screening + Other Tips for a Healthier Heart

Posted by Mark Petrizzi, M.D. on Feb 8, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The CDC website goes on to note: "About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that's 1 in every 4 deaths."

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Topics: Medical Perspectives, Concierge Medicine, Executive Health

Three Dirty Little Words: Putting Me First

Posted by PMDhealth on Feb 7, 2018

Editor's Note: Our CMO, Kristin P. Richardson, opens up and gets real about her experience with a PartnerMD Advanced Physical. We are grateful for her candor about the impact of the results and in sharing details about her personal health and wellness. 

I’m about to enter my “mid-forties” and I’ve really never been to the doctor in my adult life. Sure I’ve tried an urgent care here and there when I couldn’t get a cough to go away. A midwife delivered my two babies. A nurse practitioner used to do a gynecology exam, but I was always horrible about going every year. So now I wake up middle-aged, with two small kids, a husband and a full-time job outside the home. Sure, I can stand to lose the last 10 pounds of baby weight, but isn’t that almost every mom out there? And sure, I could have stood to lose another 10 pounds even before the babies, but again, isn’t that almost everyone out there? I figured I was pretty healthy if I was rarely sick, could run 10ks, and ate vegan most days.

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Topics: Concierge Medicine, Executive Health

Maximize Your Health with a Preventative Care Assessment

Posted by David Pong, M.D. on Oct 19, 2016

Simply put, preventative care is the process of taking small steps to either avoid health issues and chronic illness or manage these issues in an effective and low-intervention way. There are many things you can do to incorporate preventative health into your lifestyle, such as eating a nutritious diet and getting a proper amount of exercise. But how do you navigate unique health challenges that might be keeping you from achieving your best health?

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Topics: Concierge Medicine, Executive Health

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