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Mobile, Ala. (March 27, 2006)
Contact: Cristin Etheredge, (251) 461-1509

New Health Benefit For USA Health Plan Enrollees

Employees and their family members who are covered by USA Health Plan can now receive annual physicals with no copay when visiting a USA Physicians Group provider. This is a new benefit offered by USA Health Plan.

The yearly physical, also known as a well visit, can help you and your physician better understand your health and detect potentially threatening conditions earlier. Setting up at this physical also allows you to
Dr. Jill Ringold
build a relationship with your doctor, discuss any conditions that run in your family, and develop a plan for disease prevention.

The well visit is a preventative health visit. It differs from other routine visits such as visits with a provider for treatment or follow up of a previously diagnosed condition, and a visit to treat an illness you are experiencing at the time the appointment is made.
“It's one of the best gifts you can give yourself,” explains Dr. Jill Ringold, an internal medicine-pediatric physician at Knollwood Physicians Group. “The annual physical is an invaluable tool for exploring patient concerns and providing people with information on what they can do to improve their overall health.”
Details of the well visit benefit are available at:
. To make an appointment, contact one of the primary care offices in the USA Physicians Group listed below. When calling, let the scheduler know that you are a USA employee, or family member, calling for a well visit.
To schedule a well visit with a USA Physicians Group provider, call:
Family Medicine Center 434-3475  
Knollwood Physicians Group 660-5787
660-5437 (Pediatrics)
Pediatrics 434-3915  
Center for Women’s Health 415-1496  
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Date last changed: March 27, 2006 4:27 PM