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Medicare Annual Wellness

Medicare Annual Wellness

Medicare Annual Wellness services offered in Ewing, Hamilton Township, Old Bridge and Brick Township, NJ

New Medicare patients can take advantage of free wellness checks at participating primary care practices. The AZZ Medical Associates team completes Medicare annual wellness visits at their offices in Old Bridge, Brick Township, Hamilton Township, and Ewing, New Jersey. After an initial evaluation, you receive a personalized health plan and benefit from free wellness checks every year after that. Call AZZ Medical Associates today or book an appointment online to arrange your Medicare annual wellness visit.

Medicare Annual Wellness Q & A

What are Medicare annual wellness visits?

Medicare annual wellness visits with the AZZ Medical Associates team focus on preventing disease and disability in patients entitled to Medicare health insurance.

Medicare covers people 65 and over and younger patients with a significant disability or kidney failure. Medicare Part B reduces the cost of outpatient care, health provider visits, and some preventive medicine services.

Patients on Medicare Part B for more than 12 months are entitled to free wellness checks. AZZ Medical Associates often offers same-day appointments for Medicare annual wellness visits.

What happens at my first Medicare annual wellness visit?

Your first visit introduces you to Medicare. You complete a health risk assessment questionnaire, and your doctor reviews your personal and family health histories. They list your medications and record your height, weight, and blood pressure. They also check your heart rate and breathing, observe how mobile you are, and assess your mental health.

Your doctor can give you immunization boosters and arrange preventive health screenings for cancer, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

After your initial exam, your AZZ Medical Associates doctor prepares a personalized wellness program. This covers everything from losing weight and improving your diet to getting more exercise and tackling bad habits like smoking and drinking alcohol.

You return to AZZ Medical Associates once a year after the welcome to Medicare introductory visit.

What do other Medicare annual wellness visits involve?

At annual Medicare wellness visits, your doctor reviews the health care plan you previously completed. They alter it to reflect changes in your health and check your blood pressure, breathing, and heart rate.

Medicare annual wellness visits focus on prevention and education, not diagnosis and treatment. They help people enjoy better health in later life but don’t involve the in-depth testing you’d undergo during an annual or Department of Transport (DOT) physical.

Medicare annual wellness visits don’t include lab tests or diagnostic imaging procedures. If your doctor thinks you would benefit from a more in-depth exam or diagnostic tests, they advise you during your annual wellness visit.

Call AZZ Medical Associates today or book an appointment online to see if you qualify for a free Medicare annual wellness visit.