Read about topics to help you age well, enjoy your retirement years, and navigate the intricacies of Medicare and Social Security.
Once you sign up for Medicare, everyone receives a free medical exam. It's called your Welcome to Medicare exam or visit.
The primary purpose of this visit is to give your Medicare doctor insight into your current health and to establish a baseline for future care.
Here are some key things to know about this particular doctor visit:
Here are some things to expect during the exam. The doctor will:
The doctor will want to know if you are up to date on health screenings such as mammograms, colonoscopies, prostate exams, and others.
This visit is NOT an in-depth, comprehensive, full-body work-up physical that includes a body...