Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

in Warner Robins, Macon and Pelham, GA

Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

Medicare Annual Wellness Visit services offered in Warner Robins, Macon and Pelham, GA

As part of your Medicare Part B plan benefits, you’re entitled to a Medicare annual wellness visit. At McLean Cares, Ronald McLean, MD, offers annual wellness visits to identify your risk factors for chronic health conditions that become more common as you age. Dr. McLean also provides personalized guidance and resources to lower your risk for health complications, so you can stay healthy and physically active for as long as possible. Call the office in Pelham, Warner Robins, or Macon, Georgia, to schedule a Medicare annual wellness visit or book an appointment online today.

What is a Medicare annual wellness visit?

The Medicare annual wellness services at McLean Cares are annual visits for people that have Medicare Part B medical insurance for longer than 12 months. 

This type of wellness visit isn’t the same as an annual physical exam, but it allows you to develop a wellness plan with your provider to lower your risk for disease and disability. 

Because age-related health changes can increase your risk for serious physical and cognitive health conditions, annual Medicare visits should be an essential part of your preventive health care plan. 

What can I expect during a Medicare annual wellness visit?

During your Medicare annual wellness visit at McLean Cares, you can expect to fill out a health risk assessment questionnaire. You should be ready to provide information about your personal and family medical histories and any medications or supplements you take.

The team evaluates your height, weight, blood pressure, and other vital signs. They also assess your cognitive function to look for early warning signs of dementia and ensure you can continue making decisions about your life. 

Based on your risk factors for certain chronic conditions, the team provides personalized guidance to improve your health. They might recommend lifestyle and diet changes you can make to lower your cholesterol and improve your heart health. 

You might also benefit from the medically supervised weight loss services available in-office to lower your risk for Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and osteoarthritis.

Will I need diagnostic testing during my Medicare annual wellness visit?

McLean Cares offers Medical annual wellness visits in-office at no cost to you. However, you may need to provide a co-pay if you need a physical exam or diagnostic testing services like:

  • Blood testing
  • Holter monitoring
  • eVox® brain health assessment
  • Evaluation for medical marijuana

If any of your tests reveal an underlying medical condition, your provider discusses your options for treatment or can refer you to a specialist for additional care. 

To schedule a Medicare annual wellness visit, call the McLean Cares office nearest you or book a consultation online today.