Wellness program to provide $15 M of preventive health screenings in multicultural communities
SOURCE: CVS Caremark
WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today the kickoff of its annual
More than 750
"Far too many of the multicultural populations we serve have difficulty accessing preventive care," said Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer,
Once screened, CVS/pharmacy will help patients through on-site consultations with bilingual (Spanish/English) nurse practitioners or physician assistants who will analyze results and refer patients who require additional medical attention to no-cost or low-cost medical facilities nearby or to their primary care physician if additional follow-up care is necessary. CVS pharmacists will be available to conduct one-on-one medication reviews and answer any questions the patients may have.
In 2012, nearly 160,000 people were screened through
- 53 percent had at least one abnormal screening result;
- 51 percent had risk factors for osteoporosis;
- 51 percent were found to be overweight or obese;
- 47 percent had at least one abnormal risk factor for heart disease;
- 32 percent had abnormal glucose readings.
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of
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