What Is a Medicare Exam?
When you sign up for Medicare Part B, you become eligible for a fully covered "Welcome to Medicare" checkup anytime during your first year of your coverage. Although this preventive visit with your doctor is optional, it should not be overlooked, especially considering that your risk for certain health issues increases with age. At Cedarburg Family Wellness & Aesthetics, triple board-certified physician Dr. Janice Alexander is pleased to offer Medicare exams for men and women who qualify. Your checkup will include a basic medical exam along with any recommendations for tests or preventive services. A one-time Medicare checkup is different from a comprehensive physical exam, which should still be scheduled each year. For more information about Medicare exams, contact our office in Cedarburg, WI.
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What is Included in a Medicare Exam?
When you come in for your exam in Cedarburg, WI, Dr. Alexander will see you in a private treatment room. She will review your medical history and measure your basic health indicators, such as your height, weight, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, and vision. Based on this information and your and health history, she will be able to determine whether you are at risk for certain diseases. If any immediate health issues are detected, she will recommend the proper course of treatment. In addition, we will provide you with a personalized checklist of future preventive services to minimize your risk for age-related conditions, like hypertension, heart disease, Alzheimer's, and diabetes. Any additional concerns you have can be discussed during your appointment with Dr. Alexander.
Medicare Exam FAQ
What is a Medicare exam?
When you sign up for Medicare Part B, you become eligible for a "Welcome To Medicare" checkup any time during your first year of enrollment which is fully covered. It includes a basic wellness checkup and any recommendations for testing or preventative care.
How is a physical exam different from a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit?
An annual physical examination is more in-depth and extensive than a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, which includes:
- A review of your medical and family history
- Updating current providers and prescriptions
- Height, weight, blood pressure, and other measurements
- Cognitive tests
- Health advice
- Conversations about risk factors and treatment options
- Screening schedules
- Advance care planning
Are you required to get the Medicare wellness exam?
No, the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit is not mandatory but is recommended since it's free once a year. You will still retain your Medicare benefits if you don't go.
Maintain Optimal Health
If you're new to Medicare coverage, the "Welcome to Medicare" visit is an important first step toward maintaining good health. Dr. Janice Alexander performs Medicare exams and provides patients with customized, preventive care plans. Medicare will cover the full cost of your welcome visit, but you must have your checkup within your first 12 months of coverage. Contact the caring team at Cedarburg Family Wellness & Aesthetics in Cedarburg, WI to book your exam.