Oak Street Health primary care providers specialize in the needs of Medicare patients and adults over age 65. Make an appointment today with a team of providers who understand the health needs unique to seniors.

Why You Should Have a Primary Care Provider

Building a relationship with a primary care provider who specializes in senior care ensures that you feel your best as you age. Primary care doctors and nurse practitioners at Oak Street Health provide health checkups, screenings for diseases and other health issues, and patient counseling that can support you in making healthy lifestyle choices.

The goal of preventive senior care is to keep you healthy and stop diseases from developing. If you already have a health problem, preventive care can help keep it from getting worse so that you can continue living a healthy, productive life.

You shouldn’t wait until a problem occurs to make an appointment with Oak Street Health. During your appointment, your provider can tell you which preventive services and screenings you should receive. They can also help you schedule tests and appointments with specialists.

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The primary care providers at Oak Street Health want to help you prevent disease and stay out of the hospital. Medicare and Medicare Advantage members have no out-of-pocket costs for an annual wellness visit with their primary care providers. This appointment allows your primary care doctor to craft a plan with you to manage health conditions and keep you feeling your best.

What to Bring with You to Your Doctor’s Appointment

For this appointment, you can bring:

  • A list of medications you take, including prescriptions, supplements, and over-the-counter medicines
  • Any medical records, including screenings and vaccines
  • Your insurance card
  • A close friend or family member if you need assistance or want someone to help you remember what your doctor tells you

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Know the Right Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Oak Street Health preventive care team is here to help answer questions about your health. When you make an appointment with one of our primary care physicians, come prepared with a list of questions. If you’re not sure what to ask, here are a few to consider:

Am I at risk for a health condition that my family member was just diagnosed with?

If a close relative has been recently diagnosed with new conditions, your Oak Street Health primary care doctor may recommend healthy lifestyle changes to reduce your risk or help you schedule screening tests.

I noticed a change in my health. Should I be concerned?

Let your Oak Street Health primary care provider know of any health issues that are new. Some important changes to mention include:

  • Pain
  • Lumps
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Sleep issues

Do I need any prescriptions?

Write down the name of any medication, how it works, how often you should take it, and any side effects that may occur. Tell your primary care provider if you have questions about the medicine you take.

Oak Street Health Understands Primary Care for Seniors

Many elderly adults have the same goal: to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Oak Street Health primary care providers understand this and can work with you to remain safe, comfortable, and independent. To do this, we offer integrated care. Coordinating care between our primary care and specialists is the most effective way to meet complex health needs that many seniors have.