I can see where this could be a great benefit to drivers who are on the road all the time, will make it easier to find medical help at a convenient location...and the site contains wellness tips and more...BD
Roadside Medical Labs and Clinics and Pilot Travel Centers have announced they are teaming up to create a coast-to-coast network of retail medical clinics to address the health risks faced by over-the-road drivers.
Roadside said this endeavor marks a significant departure from the mindset of traditional transportation health care. "By developing health programs specifically for truckers and locating our clinics at Pilot Travel Centers, Roadside Medical will make it easy for drivers to integrate practical health care solutions into their schedules," said Joe Neely, Roadside CEO.
"The small monthly fee covers the cost of all DOT testing, and re-testing if necessary, but the program includes much more," he said. "We give drivers practical solutions to their most common ailments - with little steps we can start to reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol, and help with other problems like lower back pain and smoking cessation. Education and small, practical steps are key." Roadside Medical plans to offer its services in various subscription packages for an average of $15 to $30 a month, said Bob Perry, Roadside Medical vice president.
Coast-To-Coast Trucker Medical Clinics
Websites: http://roadsidemed.com/ http://www.pilotcorp.com/
Hat Tip: Kevin, MD
Truckers often do not have prescription drug insurance and go without essential medications for serious medical conditions such as hypertension/high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, insomnia, etc. due to excessive cost. There should be a greater emphasis in educating them about access to the free name-brand drugs that U.S. pharmaceutical companies provide for FREE to qualified uninsured and underinsured patients. Anything we can do to maintain their health makes everyone safer. If they need help finding or enrolling in these free med programs, they should contact Lifeline For Meds for assistance.ReplyDelete
I agree there, they are always on the go and having facilities available as well as better information certainly can't hurt.ReplyDelete