Most people know that you should schedule an annual checkup with your primary care physician and visit the dentist regularly for cleanings. But what about preventive skin care? Should your employees see a dermatologist, and if so, where do dermatology costs fall under your health benefits plan?
While dermatologists themselves recommend one annual visit for a full-body check at minimum, the Skin Cancer Foundation says you can get a full-body skin checkup as part of your annual physical with your general practitioner, who will then refer you to a dermatologist should something be amiss. So if you aren’t doing so already, encourage your employees to get annual physicals in order to catch problems early.
But whether your employees see their primary care doctor or a specialist, they need to keep an eye on their skin. The body’s largest organ, it does its job so well that we often forget that it needs medical attention, too.
To keep reading, click here: Controlling Costs: Dermatology
Note: I realize this is pretty far off my normal topic. Anthem asked me to write this, I said, “are you sure?” they said yes. It was super fun to research something outside my area of expertise! Now I know a lot more about dermatology. 🙂