Senior Health

senior-health

When it comes to healthy aging and managing your health as you enter your senior years, a relationship with a primary care provider will be beneficial to you. Sound Family Medicine doctors are here to care for you with each milestone you’ll reach in life.

Why should you establish care with Sound Family Medicine as a senior?

We’re local and well established in the community.

We have been in East Pierce County since 1984. With four locations in Puyallup and Bonney Lake, we are close to home. Our locations are near established landmarks, near where locals spend time, and near senior living communities.

We partner with health plans for your health plan.

We accept select Medicare plans, with certain exceptions. We partner with health plans who have the same goal as we do – to support your quality of life, work with you on a plan to maintain your health, keep you out of hospitals and more. These plans work closely with us to support you and your doctor’s efforts in managing your health in a cost-effective way.

We provide you with resources to help you make the right health plan decisions.

As you age into Medicare eligibility at 65 years old, there will be a lot of options to consider in terms of choosing the right health plan for yourself. While we are not a health insurance company, we partner with a licensed insurance broker and offer Medicare educational seminars to help you make an informed decision.

We are here for you. Your health and wellness needs are important to us, and we’re happy to introduce you to resources who can show you a variety of health plan options and answer any questions you may have about your insurance coverage.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you become Medicare eligible and consider your Medicare options, please keep in mind that we accept the following plans:

  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO and PPO plans
  • United HealthCare HMO and PPO plans
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO and PPO plans
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO plans
  • Regence Medicare Advantage HMO and PPO plans

We do not accept Traditional or Original Medicare. The only exception to this policy is that we will accept Medicare Supplement insurance your employer has provided for you.

The plans listed above will allow you to continue getting care at Sound Family Medicine as you become Medicare eligible.

For patients needing help finding the right Medicare plan, we are happy to introduce you to Seattle Insurance Group (SIG), whose team of licensed insurance agents can answer your questions and provide you with detailed information on your Medicare insurance coverage.

Seattle Insurance Group is an independent insurance agency not affiliated with the federal Medicare program. All services provided by SIG are at no cost and with no obligation. SIG and affiliated agents are paid directly by the Medicare plan chosen by the patient.

To schedule a time to discuss your health insurance plan:

Seattle Insurance Group presents a Medicare seminar that is no cost and without obligation to enroll. They will help you understand everything you need to know to make the right decision for your plan options. A plan representative may be in attendance with information and application. Again, there is no obligation to enroll. For accommodations of persons with special needs at meetings, call 844-846-3206 (TTY 711). Click here to view the Medicare seminar schedule.
If you are age 65 or older, it is recommended to get Pneumovax vaccine. At this age, this is a one-time vaccine. Prevnar is an additional pneumonia vaccine for adults over 65. This should be given first before the Pneumovax vaccine. Visit our Vaccination page to learn more about this service we offer.

We recommend getting the Zostavax vaccine for all adults age 60+. This is a one-time vaccination that can reduce the chance of shingles in adults over 60 by over 50%.

Most insurances have this set up as a medication coverage benefit, which means they recommend you obtain this medication at your pharmacy. Please contact your insurance to verify this.

If you have questions about this vaccine, your Sound Family provider can help you.  

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