Rocky Mountain Family Physicians offers preventative medicine in Fort Collins, including Wellness Checkups, Well Woman Exams, and Routine Physicals. Preventive care is the key to living a healthier life. The highly educated and experienced practitioners at our preventative medicine clinic in Fort Collins provide personalized, one-on-one care with your health in mind.
Most insurance plans will cover a Preventive Exam (also often referred to as a Routine Physical or Wellness Checkup) once a year as a benefit to their members and is often encouraged by employers and insurance companies.
We offer preventive exams and wellness checkups at our Fort Collins office as yearly appointments intended to prevent illness and detect health concerns early. This involves screening a patient’s health risks which will include a questionnaire, brief exam, and ordering labs if deemed appropriate by the provider.
Regular Medicare does NOT cover the typical Preventive Exam. Medicare provides the Annual Wellness Visit for their members which is essentially a questionnaire – a conversation between the patient and provider.
If labs are ordered, it is the patient’s responsibility to ensure the lab is in-network with his/her insurance and what is covered.
The best way for your doctor to detect any problems early is with a Well Woman Exam at our Fort Collins clinic. These exams are designed to measure your risk of cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, and other diseases, and may include a pelvic exam, breast exam, pap smear, counseling about birth control options, and an opportunity to discuss any concerns with your healthcare provider. Please note that collected pap smear specimens collected during a Well Woman Exam at our Fort Collins office will be sent out to Summit Pathology for results.
It is possible to have both preventive and non-preventive services in the same visit (Preventive Exam and an Office Visit). This means your visit satisfies coding requirements for both types of visits during one appointment. Please remember when discussing issues outside of the preventive exam, this is an additional service provided and will therefore incur an additional charge where routine copays and deductibles will apply.
At Rocky Mountain Family Physicians in Fort Collins, we try our best to educate our patients and provide the highest quality of care. If you have questions on what is appropriate to discuss during your appointment, please address this with your provider.