Navigating Medicare Open Enrollment in Nevada
Are you a senior in the Reno/Tahoe, Nevada area struggling with what to do during Medicare Open Enrollment? Open enrollment can be a stressful time. Navigating the intricacies of original Medicare vs the endless Advantages Plans can be overwhelming. First, let’s explore what Medicare is, and then let’s look at the important differences between original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans.
Welcome Dr. Jennifer Peterson to Preferred Family Medicine!Welcome Dr. Jennifer Peterson! We are excited to welcome Dr. Jennifer Peterson to Preferred Family Medicine. Optometry perfectly complements primary medical care. Dr. Peterson's vast experience as an eye care professional makes her a great addition to our highly...
Worried about your parent’s health? Get peace of mind, gift them a concierge physician
Sometimes trying to figure the perfect gift for our parents can be a daunting task. When we ask them what they would like, more often than not the response is “I have everything I need”.
But do they really? What if, just what if, you could give them something that would send the best message of all! A message that said I love and want you to be around for a long time, I want my kids to know you as well as I know you. We think we have the perfect answer to the perfect gift!
Does the Renown and Anthem BCBS fiasco have you re-thinking health insurance?
In Reno, there are very few choices when it comes to healthcare. One of the largest healthcare systems in Northern Nevada is Renown. With the recent news that Renown Healthcare was possibly going to stop accepting Anthem Blue Cross (BCBS) insurance effective August 1st, 2019, many were faced with the possibility that they may “lose” their doctor. This is disheartening and certainly provoked anger and/or anxiety. However, this also sheds light on the deeper issues that exist within the insurance-driven U.S. healthcare system.
What should a man over the age of 50 be concerned about when it comes to his health?
Men should be concerned about their health before age 50, but they often put off routine doctor visits, adopting the “if it ain’t broke, why fix it?” approach. However, when men are advised to get a colonoscopy at age 50 to screen for colon cancer, this often triggers a new found interest in their health and a visit to the doctor. This physical is very important and you want to come prepared for an open and honest discussion about your health. While not a comprehensive list, here is a list of some of the more common issues men over 50 should discuss with their physician: