Medicare recipients under the Affordable Care Act are entitled to an annual wellness visit with their physician at no cost to them.
You can review medications with your doctor and talk about whether any changes are needed.
You can go over your medical records and make sure the most up-to-date information is there and correct.
You can talk about changes you can make to improve your health, including getting more exercise or quitting smoking.
And you can work with your doctor to identify your health risks and create your own personalized plan for preventing illness.
The idea is to help take charge of your own health, head off medical problems before they’re serious, and be independent.
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