Nurse Practitioner Founds New Company to Provide Local Companies On-Site Health and Wellness Programs

Memphis, TN, January 18, 2008 --( After working several years in the healthcare industry, Mallory Wilbon is helping local companies lower healthcare costs by focusing on prevention. Wilbon has founded WISECare, LLC, a Memphis-based company that provides customized on-site health and wellness programs.

WISECare is positioned to address the rising healthcare costs in America, as spending is expected to reach 2.2 trillion dollars this year and double this amount by 2016. The company's services are also designed to fill the gap between reduced healthcare costs and quality healthcare in the workplace. "In today's society, so many people are too busy working, and don't have the time to see their healthcare provider", said Wilbon. Providing on-site health and wellness programs, is one way that companies are investing in the health of their employees, and the long term profitability of their company.

WISECare focuses on the three levels of prevention in order to combat the increased incidence of chronic health conditions. "We work with our clients' employees to decrease or eliminate potential risks for disease," explained Wilbon. Traditionally, health in the workplace was geared more towards keeping worker's compensation claims down. More recently, employers have found that health promotion decreases the overall cost of healthcare, as well as absenteeism.

WISECare offers health risk assessments, which are detailed questionnaires that are able to determine potential health risks. The company also offers diagnosis and treatment of common, acute and chronic disease, as well as a range of educational activities, such as health fairs, lunch and learns, and targeted newsletters.

The goal of WISECare and its services is to lower healthcare costs for the employer, while also improving the health and quality of life of the employee.

Mallory Wilbon