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Dr. John Gore
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Medicare (Definition)

Medicare is a federal program that pays for certain health care expenses of individuals who are 65 years or older. It is divided into three parts, with Part A covering hospital bills, Part B covering doctor bills, and Part C providing the option to choose from a package of health care plans. Individuals who have Medicare ...Read more


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Advanced cardiac issues- how can a patient obtain treatment w/o health insurance or medicare coverage while waiting 2 yrs. For the ssi/cal program?

Advanced cardiac issues- how can a patient obtain treatment w/o health insurance or medicare coverage while waiting 2 yrs. For the ssi/cal program?

FQHC : Seek out a fqhc near you. Federally qualified health centers are the best places for uninsured or underinsured patients to recieve their care. ...Read more

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Will insurance or government programs cover long-term care?

See below: State sponsored medicaid will cover the long term care if you apply with specific qualification. Medicare will not covered unless if you are on medicare part a subacute rehabilitation. Private insurance and long term care insurance are covered. Please ask admission coordinator to assist your financial needs. ...Read more

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Is 30-45 min of walking on the treadmill @ 3.5mph @ 9% incline 3-5x weekly enough for maintaining general health? Cardio-health?

Is 30-45 min of walking on the treadmill @ 3.5mph @ 9% incline 3-5x weekly enough for maintaining general health? Cardio-health?

Cardiovasculr health: Absolutely. American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity). Thirty minutes a day, five times a week is an easy goal to remember. ...Read more

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I am a non-ambulatory, total care, 4'10" woman+about 200lbs. Excersize is not an option due to atrophies. Will medicaid pay4 surgery 2help lose weight?

I am a non-ambulatory, total care, 4'10" woman+about 200lbs. Excersize is not an option due to atrophies. Will medicaid pay4 surgery 2help lose weight?

Nutritionist helps: A person who requires total care can have a nutritionist evaluate her daily caloric requirements. Since such a person needs help in order to acquire food, the "third person" must be involved. The goal is to acquire fewer calories than the body needs each day, and weight will decrease. Example: 1600 cal. Are needed daily, but acquire only 1300 cal. Per day (use zero-cal. Drinks for snacks/drinks). ...Read more

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Good exercise for kayak sprinter competing at national level?

Good exercise for kayak sprinter competing at national level?

Exercise: Great question. As a sprint kayak racer you need a great core program as week as upper body resistance training to include back, arms, and shoulders. This should include a combination of endurance, strength and power exercises. Also because of the multiple positions you must accomodate you should include perturbations in multiple body positions. ...Read more

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Will insurance-provided wellness programs still exist under obamacare?

Will insurance-provided wellness programs still exist under obamacare?

Yes: The type of plan and level coverage that an insurance company sells through the Obamacare health insurance marketplaces should be the same quality plan as the company sells to people outside of the marketplace program. California's marketplace will sell several levels of coverage. Preventive care services (wellness programs) are in the plans offered to people inside and outside the marketplaces. ...Read more

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Starting at the gym. Need some cardio. How much treadmill (brisk walking) should I aim for. 1/2 mile?

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Starting at the gym. Need some cardio. How much treadmill (brisk walking) should I aim for.   1/2 mile?

Start slow: I presume that you have not been walking regularly before this. I recommend starting at one mile first, then increase half of a mile every week until the goal of 3 miles a day, which is about 10000 steps. Make sure that you are wearing properly fitted shoes with good insoles to make your walk more enjoyable. ...Read more

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Does medicare provide dental coverage for retired americans?

Special cases: Generally medicare does not cover routine dental care, including fillings, extractions, dentures, etc. See the following site for cases where medicare will cover: http://www.Medicare.Com/services-and-procedures/dental/medicare-and-dental-plans.Html for routine care, one needs a dental care/discount plan. Clinics at dental schools may offer services at reduced rates. ...Read more

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Will health insurance cover cardiac rehabilitation costs?

Will health insurance cover cardiac rehabilitation costs?

Yes: Cardiac rehab is covered by the majority of insurances after a heart attack, angioplasty and stent or coronary bypass surgery or heart valve replacement. The standard program is 36 sessions over 3 months. ...Read more

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Does insurance cover the SilverSneakers fitness program?

Does insurance cover the SilverSneakers fitness program?

This program: may be covered depending in the state you live in and what insurance you have. Call you insurance and they can help you. ...Read more

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When will medicare pay for total knee replacement?

When will medicare pay  for total knee replacement?

When indicated: Medicare will pay for a total knee when it is medically indicated, which would typically mean when the patient has severe arthritis that limits their function. You would have to be a medicare beneficiary, which typically means you would be over the age of 65, although there are a few exceptions to this. ...Read more

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I'm currently on medicare. Will obamacare help pay for prescriptions?

I'm currently on medicare. Will obamacare help pay for prescriptions?

Yes. To some extent: Chances are that if you have medicare part d, you already have limited drug benefit. This should continue. ...Read more

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Does medicare and medi-cal cover any weight loss surgery or programs?

Insurance benefits: Medicare typically does not cover bariatric procedures. However, the patient is encouraged to seek this answer, about coverage, payments, copays, deductibles directly from their insurance carrier. Most insurance companies have websites where you can find the answer or a number to call. ...Read more

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Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?

Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?

Medicare: Medicare is a federal government-funded health insurance program for elderly & disabled. MassHealth is MA's Medicaid, which is run by states for those w/lower incomes. Check out https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ for health insurance options as mandated by Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more