We Are Living Healthy

Senior Healthcare with Optima Health

May 19, 2022 Alexis Perkins Season 1 Episode 157
We Are Living Healthy
Senior Healthcare with Optima Health
Show Notes

Key points from Alexis's chat with Dr. Jay Schukman
Chief Medical Officer, Optima Health

Dr. Jay Schukman is the chief medical officer with Optima Health. Optima Health offers a variety of health plans, including Medicare. They also work to improve senior health and help those with chronic conditions manage their care through their all-in-one Medicare Advantage coverage and extra benefits. Dr. Schukman is here today to talk with us about senior health preventive care and how to address gaps in care.

  • Senior health begins with preventive care. What is considered preventive care, and why is it especially important for seniors?
  • Wellness visits are an important part of preventive care. What should seniors expect when it is time for their next wellness visit?
  • What does preventive care look like for someone who has a chronic condition, like diabetes or heart disease?
  • During the pandemic, there was a trend where seniors were not going to their
    doctor visits. How would you recommend someone get caught-up?
  • What are some examples of common care gaps for seniors?
  • How does Optima Health help Medicare members address their care gaps?
  • As important as preventive care and addressing care gaps is, there are other factors impacting senior health. How is Optima Health approaching the non-medical side of a
    person’s health?

For more information go to: optimamedicare.com
Optima Medicare
1-833-351-0475
Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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