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I had my annual Medicare wellness checkup on Tuesday.  This has (much to my dismay) replaced my thorough annual checkup of the past.  It included a tedious paper questionnaire.  I do get the necessity for medicine to be delivered more efficiently, but I miss the old-fashioned examination that comes with a conversation.

Much to my surprise, I saw a new nurse practitioner, not my primary care physician.  She was fine, just not what I expected. Much to my relief, all vital functions seem to be intact.  Her words when I left made it all worthwhile.

“You are an eighty-four-year-old in the body of a fifty-four-year-old.”


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Wow! Congratulations!


Congratulations on the tremendous compliment to your healthy habits of decades in the making. As a RN, I advocate for an NP. Tremendous training to be a Primary Care provider, with the RN focus is a matchup like no other. I hope you found her worthy of my assessment.

Cheers to a healthy holiday season and another active year in 2023 :-)

Anne Brew

That last sentence is one I hope to hear in seven years time too! x

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