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What are the benefits of a primary care physician?

Even if you do not currently have a primary care physician, you are likely familiar with the term. Primary care physicians are your first stop for your healthcare needs. Whether you are feeling sick or looking to have a yearly physical, having a single doctor can be helpful.

Primary care physicians and Medicare coverage

In most cases, Medicare coverage is offered through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan. Original Medicare covers only Parts A (hospital care) and B (medical care). Medicare Advantage plans include Parts A and B, as well as Part D so that you are covered under a single plan.

In addition, many Medicare Advantage plans offer extra benefits such as vision, hearing and dental. Depending on the plan, you may be eligible for social security giveback, fitness coverage and transportation to and from medical visits. Often, Medicare Advantage plans require you to stay in-network, which is why it is beneficial to have a primary care physician.

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The benefits of a primary care physician

There are many reasons why having a primary care physician can be beneficial, especially as you become eligible for Medicare. Having a primary care doctor offers you consistent care, so you won’t have to worry that your medical history is not on file. On top of this, your primary doctor will keep an updated list of your prescriptions, so you don’t need to manage that on your own. Primary care physicians are those who you will see any time you are feeling sick, but sometimes you require a specialist. Your primary doctor can refer you to a specialist if you need one, which will keep you in-network with your Medicare plan’s coverage.

Medicare offers a yearly "wellness” visit to beneficiaries who have been on Medicare Part B for at least one year. This visit can be done at your primary care physician’s office and is different from an annual physical. The yearly “wellness” visit offers:

  • Review of medical history
  • Updating a list of prescriptions
  • Routine measurements (height, weight, blood pressure, etc.)
  • Cognitive impairment detection
  • Risk factors and treatment options
  • Personalized healthcare advice.

Don’t know where to look for a primary care physician?

Finding a primary care physician can seem daunting if you don’t know where to look. If you are searching for a team, try a value-based provider that focuses on serving adults who are eligible for Medicare. These primary care providers offer physicians you can trust to understand any challenges you may be facing as a Medicare-eligible individual and help keep you healthy. Their goal is to keep you as healthy as possible with the power of proactive care. Value-based providers often bundle care, so you can stay ahead of illness with preventative care, as well as seek specialty care for more advanced needs. During your Medicare consultation, an easyMedicare.com licensed insurance agent can help recommend a great value-based care provider that you can trust will put you first.

Finding a primary care physician is important, but it can be overwhelming. That’s what we are here for. Trust in us to help find you great care that works with your Medicare plan. Call 1-800-991-4407 / TTY 711 from Mon - Thurs 8am - 11pm EST and Friday 8am - 9pm EST for your personalized, no-cost consultation with a licensed insurance agent.