Medicare Wellness Visits verses Physicals

Medicare Wellness Visits verses Physicals



it's a yearly medical visit that addresses a patient's health a lot of patients confuse the Wellness visit with a physical this is in no way shape or form a physical registered nurse Linda Gemma near says a Medicare wellness visit is a more in-depth medical visit that addresses more than a patient's physical health the nurse will take the time to review not only the physical aspects that the patient has we also review social aspects complete review of medications health experts also address a patient's nutrition sleep habits and emotional well-being patients also undergo a memory screening test it is these kind of things that we were able to pick up an awful lot of referrals that needed to be made to neurology beginning signs of dementia are often found on these mini cog during the visit patients may also receive necessary bloodwork and vaccines the wonderful thing about the sanctuary is we have lab downstairs way of radiology downstairs we have several specialties in this department so it's very easy for a patient to get a lot of that taken care of in one visit maintaining yearly Medicare wellness visits can help health experts establish a healthy baseline for patients I am able to see what type of history they have if they've had a history of cancer in the past if they have a thyroid issue if they're a smoker a yearly visit that evaluates a patient's overall health for lis health I'm Lindsey Morton

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