Hi! I’m Betsy Matthews, a Libertyville mom, wife, and partner in Corporate Wellness Partners. My husband, Andy and I have two boys – Miles (9) and Owen (5). We moved to Libertyville about 8 years ago primarily for the trifecta of great elementary and high school districts, the vibrant yet quaint downtown, and the amazing access to trails and forest preserves.
With two young boys, we spend a lot of time at the baseball and soccer fields, but when we get a break from team sports, you will usually find us hitting the trails on our bikes. Our kids particularly love the “big hill” behind LHS. It’s quite the thrill ride! We also just discovered the Bull Creek trail just minutes from our house so we’re hoping for a warm Fall day so we can venture over and connect up to the DPR (Des Plaines River Trail). When Andy and I head out for a date night, our go to restaurant is Shakou. The food is great and it’s perfect for making us feel just a little younger than we actually are! 😉
I feel very lucky to be in a community that appreciates and supports local businesses, and to have a community of business owners that are actually rooting for each other. The same applies in my personal life too. It can be difficult to navigate this crazy busy life juggling all these roles—working full time and trying to make all those soccer practices and school functions, while also being a good partner to your spouse—so I think as cliché as it sounds, it is critical to find your tribe. Some of us work full time outside the home, some of us work from home, and still others fill their days with the work of being a stay at home mom (and you rarely stay at home!), but we’re all in this together, trying to do what’s best for ourselves and our families, while raising tiny humans that hopefully grow into responsible, caring, hard working adults.
I work full time as the CFO and practice administrator for several organizations, splitting my time mostly between The American Center for Spine & Neurosurgery and Corporate Wellness Partners. In the nooks and crannies, I also run Citow Cervical Visualizer (a medical device company), Swigert Enterprises, and a few single investment entities. About three years ago my partners and I saw an opportunity to bring quality care back to the occupational health and acute care markets. In a span of about 3-4 months, Corporate Wellness Partners went from concept to grand opening and we started seeing patients. It was quite the whirlwind, but what kept propelling me forward was that I knew we were building something great.
At Corporate Wellness Partners, our goal is to put the control back in the hands of the patient and the provider. We provide a full slate of occupational health and acute care services at reasonable prices without the interference of insurance and hospital systems. We have the flexibility to adapt to our business clients’ needs and provide convenience to our patients at a pace and price that everyone can appreciate.
For instance, let’s say your child (or you) busts their chin open and requires stitches. That ER visit runs around $1500, and of that, the person who actually stitches you or your child up will get less than $200, with the rest going to the hospital. Of that $1,500, you’re likely paying a $300 – $500 ER copay and then your 20-50% coinsurance on top of that. For that same injury at CWP, you could expect to pay less than $400 total. That’s a significant difference, and that’s just one type of injury!
- For acute care, we can treat essentially any non-life or limb-threatening injury or illness. Anything your big box acute care center can do we can do, but with the speed, convenience and prices that everyone wants. We also have a highly successful weight loss and management program called Ideal Protein.
- On the occupational health side, we work closely with companies of all sizes and in all industries to provide physicals, drug screens, functional testing, vaccines, and complete work related injury care. We have an X-ray suite on site, so there are no long waits for imaging and results. Our focus is firmly placed on providing quality care aimed at diagnosing and treating injuries and their causes to keep employees on the job.
Juggling all of this with raising a young family, spending time with friends, and carving out time for myself is a challenge, but it’s one I welcome with open arms.