Making the Most of Your Day
Your appointments are thoughtfully planned to maximize your time with us. Our staff ensures that your schedule runs smoothly and that your needs are met throughout the day.
Your first visit to Duke Executive Health lasts most of the day. Return annual visits typically take a half day or longer.
Typical Schedule for a First Visit
- Lab tests
- Comprehensive health assessment with doctor
- Exercise tolerance test (on treadmill)
- Chest X-ray
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Body composition test
- Fitness consultation
- Lunch, plus snacks throughout the day
- Nutrition consultation
- Stress management session
- Exit interview with doctor
Consultations and Planning
After your exams, testing, and a healthy lunch, you will participate in three individual consultations with wellness professionals. During these sessions you will discuss your typical daily activities, preferences, and challenges. This will help us create personalized plans for improving your health
Our exercise specialist will use data from your visit including your body composition and fitness test results to help you build achievable strategies for incorporating physical activity into your life, based on your preferences, schedule, and health needs.
You will talk to our nutritionist about your current dietary habits and health goals. For example, you may want to increase your energy levels or manage your weight but are challenged by all-day meetings or frequent travel. They will use this information, along with your lab and body composition test results, to develop a simple, realistic nutrition plan to help you meet your targets.
Stress is a part of your daily life, and in small amounts it may increase productivity and sense of achievement. High levels, however, can have mental and physical consequences. Our stress manager will help you identify your most pressing stressors and provide you with the skills and tools to manage them.
At the end of your day, you will have an in-depth conversation with your doctor to review your results and together make a plan to improve your health and overall well-being.
Insurance and Payment Options
Many organizations recognize the value of keeping their executives healthy and choose to cover the cost of their employees’ appointments at Duke Executive Health. Individuals can pay out of pocket or can have their labs and studies filed to their individual health insurance plan. You will be asked to pay on the day of service for out-of-network fees, deductibles, coinsurance, and other services not covered by your insurance company.