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Retirement nowadays means staying healthy

You don’t think about it until you have to:  retirement.  As the time creeps closer, the questions keep popping up from your family and friends.  When are you going to retire?  What are you going to do after you retire? As a physician, the first thing that comes to mind is, Why would I retire? 

By |2017-10-26T14:55:41-05:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness, Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Retirement nowadays means staying healthy

Go generic and save money

When shopping at the grocery store, do you automatically reach for the familiar brand name item you recognize from a TV commercial or magazine ad? When it comes to medications, you might be able to save money—without sacrificing safety or effectiveness—by choosing a generic drug. Generics: What’s the Difference? If your doctor prescribes a brand-name

By |2017-09-13T13:26:25-05:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: |Comments Off on Go generic and save money

Thinking about retiring? Do your homework now

When you think about retiring, do you picture sleeping in? About no longer having to get up at 6 a.m. and braving icy roads to get to work on time? Are your thoughts filled with plans for more time with grandchildren, travel and maybe the occasional afternoon nap? Changing your health insurance  probably won't cross

By |2017-09-13T13:27:40-05:00June 27th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: |Comments Off on Thinking about retiring? Do your homework now

It’s time to look at your Medicare plan

It’s that time of year to weatherize your house, your car—and your Medicare plan. If you’re 65 years of age or older, and there’s been a change in the last year to your health, the prescription drugs you take or your financial status, now’s the time to give yourself a health plan checkup. Start by

By |2017-09-13T13:28:36-05:00May 16th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101, Our Take|Tags: |Comments Off on It’s time to look at your Medicare plan

Don’t put off that talk with your parents

Have your parents slowed down? Complained of some aches and pains and wrinkles? Those are normal signs of aging. Have you noticed that your parents appear depressed or helpless? Have they lost interest in the hobbies they’ve always enjoyed? Are they overeating or have they lost their appetite? As a physician, I can tell you

By |2017-08-10T11:06:22-05:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: |Comments Off on Don’t put off that talk with your parents

Know your Medicare basics

Original Medicare (Parts A and B) doesn’t cover everything; you generally have to pay your deductible, 20% of your Part B medical bills and all of your prescription drug cost. Medicare Advantage insurance is designed to be the only health care plan you need. Here are the details on how your Medicare parts add up.

By |2017-09-13T13:29:06-05:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: |Comments Off on Know your Medicare basics