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Your Choices Go Far Beyond Just Medicare

By Scott Gallian, MD

Medicare open enrollment begins on October 15 and ends on December 7.  Millions of new qualified Medicare recipients, as well as existing Medicare recipients, will be bombarded with television, radio, and print advertisements from Medicare and other Medicare related health plans informing them of existing Medicare plans, Medicare supplement plans, Medicare advantage plans, Part “D” prescription plans, and more.

If it all sounds confusing, it can be.  But for many, the decisions you make now can be among the most important healthcare decisions you will likely make in your lifetime.  The best advice is to begin evaluating your options as soon as possible, even before October 15.  Knowledge is power, so talk to friends and relatives about their choices, and ask your healthcare providers for their recommendations.  There are also some objective guides to Medicare available.  Keep in mind that plans that may look attractive this year can see rate increases and changes in coverage, deductibles, and physician networks.

After you’ve made your decision on Medicare coverage, an even more important decision awaits you… selecting your Medicare providers.  Your choices will determine the quality of the healthcare you will experience throughout your retirement years, as well as the quality of your life.

At Gallian Medical Group, you will discover a level of compassionate and caring healthcare that you experienced as a child but that you might have thought no longer existed today.  We are an independent, privately owned, full-service, premier primary care clinic that provides excellent patient care and outstanding customer service.  We don’t have quotas to achieve that limit our time with our patients, and gone is the assembly line feeling that patients experience in most managed care medical environments today.

If you’ve chosen your Medicare plan, then I invite you to rediscover an entirely new healthcare experience that puts you, the patient, first.  Together with you, your Medicare provider, and our experienced and compassionate team of medical professionals, you too can experience a full and rewarding retirement.

Gallian Medical Group
10744 Hardin Valley Road, Suite 106
Knoxville, TN 37932
865.383.7223
www.gallianmedical.com

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