Aug. 23, 2013

From Lincoln Journal Star

By Matt Ryerson

Duncan Aviation Family Health opened at Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln and Battle Creek, Mich., sites earlier this month.

The health centers for employees are staffed by an on-site physician assistant and nurse practitioner. They accommodate Duncan Aviation employees and their families for scheduled appointments as well as drop-in care.

“We hope as news of the Duncan Aviation Family Health center spreads through our many information outlets and via word of mouth, more people will utilize the free preventative care services so we can detect serious health conditions through assessments and screenings early on, improving the overall health of our most valuable assets: our team members,” Duncan Aviation Wellness Coordinator Tori Pallas said in a news release.

The primary and preventative health care services are available to all Duncan Aviation team members, spouses and dependents age 6 and older who are covered by a Duncan Aviation medical insurance plan.

Marathon Health, one of the nation’s leading providers of worksite health care, operates Duncan Aviation Family Health. Duncan said it provides care similar to that of family physicians, including care for common illnesses or injuries, lab draws, routine physical exams and immunizations.

“In addition to sick care, people have access to a full range of health assessment, coaching and disease management services for chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart problems or asthma,” said Duncan Wellness and Safety Coordinator Leta VanderVeen. “Appointments are set up in such a way to allow plenty of time for people to have quality time with the clinician, which is something that is often missing in today’s medical community.

“Our goal at Duncan Aviation is to help our team members achieve optimum health, and we know that partnering with Marathon Health and opening these centers will help us accomplish this goal.”

Duncan said it chose Marathon Health to operate the health center to ensure complete confidentiality. Personal health information is protected by federal HIPAA regulations and can be shared only with express written consent.

Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers.

Marathon Health also runs an on-site health center for Lincoln Industries and IMSCORP.

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