Those of you who are over the age of 65 know about the Medicare Wellness Visit. This is the annual physical that Medicare will pay for - if sent in with the proper coding. I've learned that you do not make an appointment for a 'physical' ... but rather a 'Medicare Wellness Visit'.
This visit was with our nurse practitioner who works for our family physician. She is young and very thorough. I like her. The visit started with another nurse coming in a getting my vital signs. This included my height, weight, and blood pressure. My adult height has always been 5’4” … and I’m sad to say that it may now be 5’3” – as they say that we tend to shrink a bit with age.