Are you new to Medicare?

Are you new to medicare

The year is coming to an end, and the time has come to make sure that you get an annual check-up. It’s important to know that you’re still healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As we age, check-ups become more and more critical. Are you new to Medicare? Well, we want you to know that Medicare patients get one annual wellness check. With 2022 right around the corner, it’s time for you to start thinking about if getting a Medicare wellness check is right for you.

What is Medicare?

Medicare is a health insurance program that provides benefits to American citizens and permanent legal residents (at least five continuous years) aged 65 and older or those who have a qualifying disability or illness. Most US citizens are automatically enrolled in Medicare, but some might have to enroll manually.

Why you need annual check-ups

How much do you know about your health? Is there a specific part of your body that doesn’t feel right? Or is there a medical concern because you have a family medical history that you’re worried about? Annual exams will help alleviate your concerns.

Creating a baseline

If you’ve been to the doctors a few times, then you’re probably aware of the basics. A nurse or an assistant will measure your body weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and height. These are all the basic steps before anything else at the doctor’s. So, why are we bringing this up? Well, this can establish a baseline for your health. A sudden or random fluctuation makes it easier for your doctor to notice and address the situation.

Other types of tests provide this baseline, too. By logging the results in your record, your doctors can look back at those results and compare them to find an underlying problem even if you feel fine.

Catching a hidden illness

You might think that your health is fine, but you could be doing more damage to your body, especially if you have an underlying health condition that goes unnoticed. Sometimes these unnoticed health conditions can grow to become bigger problems. Thinking that your body is fine just because you haven’t felt ill or seen any indication directly doesn’t always mean that your body is all right. This is one of the main reasons Medicare includes the Annual Wellness Check.

If you’re new to Medicare and wellness checks, check out our blog to see what’s included in a Medicare Wellness Visit.

Here at Reliable MD, we want to encourage you to get your annual physical. Reliable MD will provide medical services that will change your life. To get started with your annual check-up, make an appointment with Reliable MD.

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