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Medicare now covers Obesity screening & counseling

It is estimated that around 30 percent of all Medicare recipients are obese, which can lead to chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. Maybe you or someone you know is one of these individuals who have struggled with weight issues.

It can be extremely challenging and expensive to lose weight in a healthy manner. In order to lower obesity amongst seniors Medicare now offers intensive counseling for Medicare patients free of charge. All individuals with Medicare who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more are covered. Patients who lose a minimum of 6.6 pounds during the first 6 months will be eligible for further coverage of personal counseling for an additional 6 months, once a week.

Family Physicians Group provides patients with a dedicated Health Coach along with an in-house, registered dietitian. These professionals will work with you on a one on one basis to identify your personal weight goals and develop a plan that best fits your lifestyle, age and ability. Highlighting nutrition and fitness, they will provide you the counseling and guidance you need to lose the weight you desire. 

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Preventive health care matters in living a longer, healthy life, so its wise to take advantage of these preventive screenings and services. If you are looking to take control of your health or have questions call 1.866.999.3741 or schedule an appointment with FPG, today! You can comment below, or you can chat with us on Facebook and Twitter.
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