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End of Year Savings

We understand the end of the year is a very hectic time. But while we look forward to the new, let’s also take stock of how we can improve today — and save!

At Alta Vista Regional Hospital we encourage you to take some time for yourself. Doing so could not only benefit your health, it could even get you more out of your money!

5 Reasons to Take Time for Your Health Before December 31.

Reason 1:
If you have an FSA account, don’t let this money go to waste!  Schedule your procedures to be completed prior to year-end for this year’s FSA eligibility.

Reason 2: If you need some kind of procedure, or if you’ve been considering some kind of elective surgery, you can recover during your time off over the holidays.

Reason 3: If you’ve met your health insurance deductible, take advantage of that fact. Remember, January 1 you start back at zero!

Reason 4: Physician offices aren’t as busy during November and December so you’re more likely to get an appointment quickly.

Reason 5: Putting off seeing a doctor or having a procedure just isn’t smart. Your good health is a present you give yourself and your loved ones. And in a season of giving, time and health are the greatest gifts.

Suggestions for end-of-year savings:

  • Annual physical
  • Colonoscopy
    • Men and women over 45 should have one every 10 years.
  • GERD Treatment
    • Indigestion not going away with over the counter medication? Maybe it’s time you took the next step.
  • Gallbladder surgery
    • Does everything you eat cause pain?
  • Upper GI Problems
    • Learn about how an Endocsopy can help diagnose the issue.
  • Hemorrhoids
    • You don’t have to suffer in silence.
  • Hernia repair
    • Abdominal Pain is nothing to ignore or put off for later.
  • Joint repair/replacement
    • There’s never a “good” time for a joint replacement surgery. Step into the new year without the joint pain you have today.
  • Mole Removal, Lumps and Bumps
    • Whether for medical or cosmetic reasons, annual screenings can help prevent a little bump from becoming a big problem. Talk with your primary care provider about that suspicious mole or growth. Schedule an appointment at .
  • Outpatient physical therapy
    • Those aches and pains won’t go away on their own. Call 505-426-3952 for more information.
  • Screening mammogram
    • Are you due for a mammogram? Learn why mammograms are so important here. To schedule your digital mammogram, call 505-426-3610 or 505-426-3920. PLEASE NOTE: A physician order is not required for a mammogram, but the patient must provide the physician’s name when an appointment is made. If the patient does not have a physician, a list will be provided for the patient’s selection. Patient exams will be performed by a radiology technologist specially trained in mammography. All mammogram reports will be sent to the patient’s physician and follow-ups are the responsibility of the patient.
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