What is a Medicare wellness visit?

A Medicare wellness visit is an annual exam with a primary care doctor for people on Medicare. The purpose of this visit is to create or update a personalized plan to help prevent illness based on risk factors and the current state of health. It is not the same as the one-time Welcome to Medicare visit.

Who is eligible for Medicare wellness visits?

You are eligible for an annual Medicare wellness visit if:

  • You have had Medicare Part B for more than 12 months;
  • You did not have a Medicare wellness visit within the past 12 months; and
  • It is not within the same year as your Welcome to Medicare visit.

Why choose us for Medicare wellness visits in Marion and Centralia, IL?

Primary care is a principal focus at Advanced Surgical Technology, along with vascular surgery, general surgery, cosmetics, and aesthetics. We are committed to providing superior surgical and nonsurgical care. We believe our patients deserve excellent, comprehensive care, and we operate with the highest level of integrity and service.

What should you expect in a Medicare wellness visit?

In your annual Medicare wellness visit, your primary care doctor will tailor a prevention plan to suit your personal needs. You can expect:

  • Measurement of your weight, height, blood pressure, and other vital signs
  • Health risk assessment, which may include a questionnaire regarding your health status and needs
  • Review of your medical and family history
  • Review of your functional ability and health risks. This step may include screening for hearing loss and assessing your risk of falling and ability to perform daily activities.
  • Recording of your current medications, durable medical equipment, and healthcare providers
  • Written five to 10-year screening schedule
  • Screening for cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer’s and dementia, and for depression
  • Health advice or medical referrals to promote wellness and reduce identified risk factors

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