April 25, 2023 Network in the Know

Get More Help Staying
Healthy with Your Annual Wellness Visit

Did you know that as a CDPHP® Medicare Advantage member, you can receive both an
annual physical exam and an Annual Wellness Visit at no additional cost?

Both are important because they have different purposes.

  • An annual physical exam is where your provider performs a thorough check of your body’s physical
    health. This is the type of annual physical you’ve likely had throughout your life.
  • An Annual Wellness Visit assesses your overall health and well-being. It’s the extra time you need
    with your provider to create or update a personalized plan for your health care future.

During these visits, your provider may:

Physical ExamWellness Visit
Review your medical and family history
Take your height, weight, and blood pressure
Examine your ears, nose, and throat
Listen to your heart and lungs
Take urine and blood samples for routine lab work
Create or update a list of all of your providers and medications
Make a personalized cancer screening, osteoporosis
screening, and immunization schedule
Advise starting, increasing, or maintaining an exercise routine
Discuss any concerns about incontinence or bladder control
Assess your risk of falling and give you tips for fall prevention
Look for signs of memory loss or depression
Discuss advance care planning, including your values, goals,
and preferences in the event of an emergency

Contact your provider today to schedule these important visits to help you get and stay healthy.

Sarah Bowman
About the Author

Sarah Bowman is a communications supervisor who joined CDPHP in November 2020. A life-long lover of words, Sarah brings the team 20 years of editing and writing experience gained through her positions at a digital media company, public relations agency, and book publishing house. She attended The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY where she received her BA in Public Communications. Sarah currently resides in the Capital Region with her husband and son where she enjoys long family walks, Broadway shows, and finding the next great streaming series to binge.

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