Prevention Group: From Clinics to Worksite Wellness


History of The Prevention Group/Lifesigns

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Lifesigns, a Memphis, Tennessee health care company, has provided clinical examination services for corporate clients since 1992. Lifesigns has conducted health and wellness exams for over 250,000 individuals. Seeing 12,000 patients in 2006, the same Lifesigns clinics provided services to over 25,000 individuals/employees in the past year.

In 2005, new investors acquired Lifesigns from Physiotherapy Associates (then a subsidiary of The Stryker Corporation) under the umbrella of The Prevention Group (TPG) LLC. A new management team has taken steps to assure that Lifesigns clinics move beyond examination centers to become full-service employer-focused primary care. Now the clinical arm of The Prevention Group, Lifesigns clinics offer a prevention-centered medical home for patients and a prevention partner for employer based wellness. Lifesigns of Memphis provides physician-directed testing and consultation to identify developing health risks. Follow up care focuses on management of weight, cholesterol, blood pressure and pre-diabetes, with same day appointments for acute care and E-prescribing using a state of the art electronic health record. Lifesigns maintains a commitment to minimal wait times, quality time with the attending physician and robust reporting via a proprietary electronic health portal.Health Questionnaire

More recently, The Prevention Group has launched a Wellness Division to provide preventive care services to entire employee populations. New initiatives include the development of a state-of-the-art health assessment questionnaire, administration of results-based and progress-based incentives and a growing suite of web and phone tools to facilitate health behavior change.

Prevention Group programs are marketed through employers and reimbursed by direct corporate pay and health plan benefits.