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Give yourself the gift of good health

on Monday, 26 October 2020. Posted in News, Local News

Give yourself the gift of good health
Shannon Gainey, Family Nurse Practitioner at The Medical Group at Carolina Pines

We are entering the final months of what has certainly been an unprecedented year. Our health and well-being have perhaps never been more at the forefront of our thoughts. The ongoing pandemic has shown us that it continues to be imperative for us to make our physical health a priority. 

Preventive care is a key factor in maintaining your overall health. Annual well visits and health screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies can help you and your provider stay on top of any health issues that may arise before they become serious. They also allow you to develop a good patient-provider relationship, and play an important role in helping you stay on the road to good health. 

Beyond the importance of preventive care, it’s also a good idea to not delay on surgeries or procedures you may need – whether it’s a joint replacement, hernia repair, wound care or other procedure. Staying on top of needed procedures and avoiding any unnecessary delays can help you get back to doing what you love sooner and help keep further issues or complications at bay. 

Want some good news? Taking care of your health can be easier on your wallet than you might assume. In fact, many health insurance plans offer regular wellness exams and other age-specific preventive health screenings at little or no cost to you. And if you’ve already met your health insurancedeductible for 2020, yourout-of-pocket expenses forprocedures could be minimalor even zero! 

If you have been puttingoff any preventive screenings, well visits or procedures due to concerns overCOVID-19 exposure, youare not alone. But you can be assured that Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center iscommitted to ensuring a safeplace of care for you. We’veenhanced cleaning procedures and socially distancedpublic areas. We’re requiringeveryone entering our facility to wear a mask, healthscreening staff daily, andconsistently monitoring supplies. Our providers are prepared and ready to take careof you. 

If you’ve been putting offcare, these last months ofthe year are a great time toschedule your preventivecare or procedure – beforeyour insurance deductibleresets in January. Call 843-383-5191 or visit the Find ADoctor tab on cprmc.com tosetup your appointmenttoday and finish 2020 strong.

Good life