Month: May 2023

  • Attend a local or virtual Medicare answers meeting Due to the exceptional circumstances brought on during the 2022 hurricane season, Medicare established a special enrollment opportunity for qualifying Floridians.   The Hurricane Ian Special Enrollment Period (SEP) is expiring on May 31, but there is also an SEP related to Tropical Storm Nicole that goes until [...]
  • Take This At-Home Hearing Test Think about the last time you were in a social or group setting. Maybe dinner with friends, your weekly card night, or a pickleball playoff. Now, think about this morning at home. Did you catch the local news on TV or take a surprise phone call from your grandkids? Now, [...]
  • How Good Mental Health Improves Your Quality of Life It's just as important to take care of your mental health as it is to take care of your physical health. Medicare covers a number of services to support you, including outpatient mental health services like depression screening, individual and group psychotherapy, and family counseling. You [...]
  • One of the Least Embarrassing Things You Should Talk to Your Doctor About by Ryan Baker, MD, FAAFP Primary-care physicians often find themselves on the frontline of recognizing and diagnosing mental health issues in their patients, especially depression. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, more and more patients, especially patients with depression, [...]