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Primary Care Physician Accepting Medicare

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CavemanBarney 1
Texas Lady 1
MyOpinion 1
tennismommy 1
Texvette 7
Jracer 1
Butterbean 3
Leila 2
fuzz81 3
BestOne 1
grandma15 2

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Texvette --- 332 days ago -

Will be on Medicare later this year. Any recommendations for a Primary Care Physician that accepts Medicare ? 

Texas Lady --- 331 days ago -

I have Kelsey Care and their docs are great. Very happy with them as my secondary. 

Texvette --- 331 days ago -

Thanks. I have an excellent medical policy provided by my former employer that provides secondary coverage when I turn 65. I need to find a primary care physician that accepts basic medicare. I currently use Kelsey. My understanding is that they do not accept basic Medicare and would want me to buy their Medicare advantage-type product. 

fuzz81 --- 331 days ago -

I hope you're aware Tom Price, trumps health appointee has a bill to cut Medicare funding by $450 billion? 

fuzz81 --- 331 days ago -

And $1 trillion cuts to Medicaid 

BestOne --- 331 days ago -

fuzz81 --- 2 hours ago - quote - hide comments
I hope you're aware Tom Price, trumps health appointee has a bill to cut Medicare funding by $450 billion??


So what?? He's going to cut waste. The democrats throw money at everything and think the more they throw the better it is. They WASTE a lot of money. Cutting WASTE is great. 

Texvette --- 331 days ago -

Nevermind - was asking a simple question not wanting to see post hijacked into a political discussion. 

fuzz81 --- 331 days ago -

Apathy is the enemy of democracy.

If you're about to rely on Medicare, you should absolutely know what the incoming government is attempting to do. 

grandma15 --- 331 days ago -

Good luck trying to find a primary care physician taking medicare. My Mother-in-law tried last year and couldn't find one they didn't take new patients. 

grandma15 --- 331 days ago -

Good luck trying to find a primary care physician taking medicare. My Mother-in-law tried last year and couldn't find one they didn't take new patients. 

CavemanBarney --- 331 days ago -

Texvette...
Will be on Medicare later this year. Any recommendations for a Primary Care Physician that accepts Medicare ?


Try this link to Medicare doctor search


And ignore the fuzzy canadian 

Texvette --- 331 days ago -

Thanks CavemanBarney. Very helpful 

Butterbean --- 331 days ago -

I use Kelsey's Medicare Advantage program. Best system I've encountered so far.

Generally, your medicare premium goes to Kelsey. It does not increase your payment. 

MyOpinion --- 330 days ago -

FYI "accepting" Medicare means the doctor is paid whatever medicare pays and the patient is NOT billed for anything beyond that. The doctor "accepts" that as full payment. It is rare to find a doctor that does that. A Medicare "provider" receives whatever medicare pays and can bill the patient for the "adjusted" (largely reduced) balance. 

tennismommy --- 330 days ago -

I have heard so many good things about Kelsey and Houston Methodist. Good luck. 

Leila --- 330 days ago -

I suggest you look at medicare supplement plans if you can afford to pay the difference. It will greatly expand your options and coverage. 

Texvette --- 329 days ago -

Buttebean - if you use Kelsey Medicare Advantage aren't you "locked into" their network or doctors and hospitals exclusively ? 

Butterbean --- 329 days ago -

Generally, yes. I've not been disappointed with any physician so far. Quite the opposite.

I've had the same primary care physician for over 10 years.

If you're looking for the hug and kiss bedside manner, it's not going to happen.

If you're looking for more than adequate healthcare through a large, diverse, well equipped and functioning provider, I don't think there's a better system out there.

If you travel a lot, you'll have to make decisions for wherever you are. I've found it to not be a problem. Emergency care is available most places; it's the routine stuff that makes up the vast majority of health needs.

BCBS and other companies also offer Medicare Advantage programs. I'm currently deeply involved with BCBS with my wife. I feel that program is more than adequate as well.

The healthcare field is rapidly changing. I made the move to Kelsey for that reason.

Edited for grammar. 

Texvette --- 329 days ago -

Thanks Butterbean. I fully agree with you with respect to the physicians at Kelsey. I currently use Kelsey and like my primary care physician and the Kelsey specialists they refer me to.

I am more concerned with hospital selection. What latitude do you have with the Kelsey Medicare Advantage program to select the medical facility you wish to use ?

Thank you 

Butterbean --- 329 days ago -

You might check out this pdf guide.

I can't think of a situation that they don't cover. St. Lukes is the largest that I'm aware of, and Kelsey is affiliated with them.

Most insurance company's that I'm aware of, cover emergency treatment at the nearest emergency room, and transport to a long term facility if necessary.

Kelsey 

Texvette --- 328 days ago -

Thanks Butterbean 

Jracer --- 328 days ago -

I started Medicare Part B this month with a supplement from Mutual of Omaha. I chose this route to avoid any surprises with a MAP plan. If you have a current doctor he/she will probably take Medicare. If you don't have a supplement, you will be on the hook for the portion of the payment Part B doesn't cover. You should be able to start calling some offices and inquiring if they take Medicare patients. 

Leila --- 328 days ago -

The advice I was given was to get a relationship with a physician before you go on medicare. Also make appointments for the specialists you are likely to need even if it just for a checkup- example cardiologist,gastro, etc.

I was told that physicians are much more likely to continue to see established patients once they are on medicare than accept a brand new medicare patient.

I haven't tested this to know if it correct. Due to health problems I already have a whole slew of specialists that I see, but I am not yet on medicare.

But I do know that 3 of my specialists have assured me they will see me once I am on medicare including an orthopedist who officially does not accept medicare. 

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