What Is a Medicare Annual Wellness Check?
The Annual Wellness Check is a yearly primary care visit that applies to individuals who have been covered by Medicare Part B for at least a year. The exam includes an assessment of your general wellness, along with developing a personalized plan for disease prevention. The Annual Wellness Check is different from a routine physical, as it focuses more on screening for diseases than a head-to-toe exam. Typically, the visit is fully covered by Medicare once every 12 months. The experienced family physicians at Lawrence Family Practice Center provide Medicare exams at our office in Lawrence, KS. Please get in touch with our team to schedule an appointment. We offer a comfortable, family-centered environment where patients of all backgrounds are welcome.
"I have had a great experience with Dr. Alana Ryan and her nurse. Dr. Ryan has actually listened to my concerns and I can tell that she truly cares about my entire well-being."- S.L. / Google / Jul 12, 2022
"All I can say is, if you are looking for a doctor that takes your concerns seriously, treats you with the highest level of kindness, who is adaptive and thorough, go see Dr. Blake Phipps and his nurse Tina. I have never before in my life experienced the high level of care that I have received from them. Not only was I taken seriously, my concerns were addressed right away, I was seen immediately, and I felt comfortable being treated. I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Dr. Phipps and his team."- J.“. / Google / Apr 15, 2022
"My experience today my experience with the nurse practitioner that I saw was wonderful"- B.H. / Google / Mar 13, 2022
"They have a wonderful staff. And they listen to their patients questions and they answer their questions. And they are prompt when it comes to scheduling for appointments either there or to specialists for tests or labs."- G.F. / Google / Feb 26, 2022
"I've always had wonderful experiences with the nurses and providers, they always make me feel safe and welcome. The front desk staff has been dismissive, and has forced some fairly embarrassing interactions - like having me state my health concerns in front of other patients, being unwilling to work with me to explain payment information when I was contacting my insurance, etc. I was late once, and instead of telling me yes or no as to whether the provider would still see me they made it seem like it was a huge deal and seemed very exasperated and borderline rude. I'd rather get a no than be treated like that to be honest. I get that COVID is hard and everyone is stressed but I shouldn't be leaving the front desk getting choked up from stress and embarrassment in most of my visits. I guess I didn't really think it was a big deal and sort of a universal experience until I started working at a hospital and have seen very positive and nonjudgemental interactions between patients and staff there, even when the news wasn't great. The good news is that you can do most of your check-in virtually. Again, the providers have been nothing but kind so it's not enough to make me look for healthcare elsewhere, but I am disappointed."- J.M. / Google / Feb 19, 2022
What to Expect During a Medicare Visit
Our highly trained physicians provide all exams within private treatment rooms at our facility in Lawrence, KS. Prior to the exam, you'll fill out a questionnaire that helps your doctor evaluate your health and current disease risk factors. We will then review and update your medical history and current medications, along with checking your blood pressure, height, weight, and other basic indicators of health. The visit may also include screenings for cognitive impairments, hearing loss, and risk of falling. Based on your individual disease risk factors, your physician will provide any needed treatment options, along with customized health advice focused on disease prevention.
At Lawrence Family Practice Center, we offer professional care that focuses on your individual needs. If you're a Medicare patient, we encourage you to get the most out of your coverage by scheduling your Annual Wellness Check in Lawrence, KS. During your visit, you'll receive customized tips to help you stay in great health. Please contact our office to book your appointment today.