BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- American Family Care (AFC), the nation's leading provider of urgent
The program is being launched in observance of National Men's Health Month. The purpose of Men's Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. The month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The month is highlighted by Men's Health Week, which is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year during the week leading up to Father's Day.
Underlining the importance of the effort is a recently released survey by the Cleveland Clinic, which found:
Often because of their busy lifestyles and fear of going to the doctor, men have become the most neglected group in society from a health care standpoint. To help, AFC is offering the Man Up Checkup seven days a week and without an appointment. The health screening features eight quick, simple tests that can help identify preventative measures for illnesses — including heart disease, the leading cause of premature death in men in the U.S. Specifically, the Man Up Checkup includes:
"Many men put everything in their lives ahead of their health, including their families, jobs and sometimes even their hobbies – but they have it backwards. If men put their health first, they would be better able to take care of their families and careers," says D. Bruce Irwin, M.D., founder and CEO of American Family Care. "We created the Man Up Checkup to make it as easy as possible for men to do the right thing — to take care of themselves, so that they can tackle all of the responsibilities they face each day."
About American Family Care:
Founded by Dr. Bruce Irwin with a single location in 1982, American Family Care has pioneered the concept of non-emergency room urgent care. With its 2013 acquisition of the Doctors Express, AFC has become the nation's leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine, with more than 170 clinics and 600 in-network physicians caring for nearly 3 million patients a year. Ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S., AFC's stated mission is to provide the best healthcare possible, in a kind and caring environment, while respecting the rights of all patients, in an economical manner, at times and locations convenient to the patient. For more information, visit www.AmericanFamilyCare.com
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