Our latest newsletter includes a travel alert, yellow fever vaccine info and the impending arrival of new Medicare Cards. Click here to view the March 2018 letter
When I was first eligible for Medicare I signed up for a Medicare Advantage Plan……what a great deal! The coverage was comparable to private insurance plans and it even had wonderful drug coverage. We at Crown Care recommend annual review of Medicare plans to see if coverage is the same or better. This recommendation is … More MY MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN – THE GOOD OLD DAYS
Informative articles on Concierge Medicine and the high cost of patient “observation”. Click here to see our first quarter newsletter
Just started a Medicare Advantage plan and don’t like it? Anyone who has enrolled into a Medicare Advantage plan for the first time can cancel their Advantage Plan and enroll into Original Medicare with a Supplement plan under the “Trial Right”. Moving to another state? If your Medicare Advantage plan cancels coverage because of … More Little known Medicare tidbits
Even though open enrollment ended Dec 7, 2016, you may be able to change. Between January 1–February 14, if you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can leave your plan and switch to Original Medicare. If you switch to Original Medicare during this period, you will have until February 14 to also join a Medicare … More IS IT TOO LATE TO CHANGE MY MEDICARE PLAN SELECTION?
Many of our clients request help in finding a new primary care doctor. We asked Oahu physicians if they accept new patients and found almost a third would not. Even those who would accept were rejecting complicated or elderly patients. See the full study below: Finding a primary care doctor on Oahu By Eileen Hilton … More FINDING A PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR ON OAHU
If a stroke is recognized and treated quickly (usually within 3 hours) the effects may be reversed. How do you recognize a stroke? S * Ask the individual to SMILE. T * Ask the person to TALK (SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE ) A* Ask the person to RAISE BOTH ARMS. T* Ask the person to ‘stick’ out his or her … More Stroke has a new indicator – the TONGUE
A patient’s daughter writes “Last year, my 84 year old dad fell and sustained a spinal cord injury and wound up bedridden in a nursing home. My siblings and I all live on the mainland and were going crazy trying to keep up with coordinating Dad’s appointments, interpreting the medical terminology, and interfacing with the … More Patient Advocates help Navigate the Health Care System
Taking charge of your own medical care is essential. But, what if you can’t figure out what is going on? A professional patient advocate received a call from a friend after a recent breast biopsy. She felt something painful and removed the dressing found an oval shaped “blister” on her breast. How odd, she thought. … More What is That Blister on My Breast?