Fresno Geriatric Medical Group Team

Our location:

347 E Barstow Ave, Suite 102 Fresno, CA 93710

Open Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Closed from 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Closed for Holidays
New Year’s Day (January 1st)
President’s Day (February 20th)
Memorial Day (May 29th)
Independence Day (July 4th)
Labor Day (September 4th)
Thanksgiving Day (November 23rd)
Day after Thanksgiving Day (November 24th)
Christmas Day (December 25th)

Our Care Team

Leidi Arriaga

Leidi Arriaga

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

Veronica Mendez

Veronica Mendez

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

Chronic Care Management

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Medicare News!

The Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 ends on May 11, 2023.

After May 11, 2023:

  • Medicare will continue to cover COVID-19 vaccines for no cost.
  • You can get COVID-19 diagnostic tests for no cost when ordered by a doctor.
  • Medicare will not cover over-the-counter (OTC) tests.
  • Telehealth services will continue through December 31, 2024.

*If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you may have more access to tests depending on your benefits. Make sure to thoroughly check with your plan to know more information.

Thanks to the prescription drug law that went into effect this year, even more vaccines are free for people with Medicare Part D — an average savings of up to $70 in out-of-pocket costs each year. This means more people with Medicare being protected against disease and severe illness.

Examples of vaccines now covered under Medicare Part D include:

  • Shingles
  • Tetanus/diphtheria (Td)
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) (Tdap)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

*Flu shots, COVID-19 vaccines, and pneumococcal shots are still covered by Medicare.

Look After Your Mental Health

When patients think about their health, they focus more on the physical side and disregard the mental side. Mental health and physical health go hand-in-hand, so it’s important to look after both equally.

Medicare covers a number of services to support you, including outpatient mental health services like depression screening, individual and group psychotherapy, and family counseling. Many of these services may be accessible via telehealth. As long as you have a good phone or internet connection, you can receive these services within the comfort of your own home. Do not be afraid to take advantage of what Medicare offers for you, and reach out if you need to.

Protect Your Bones

You may be at risk for osteoporosis. Without proper check-ups, you can feel like it came out of nowhere. If you think you may be at risk, talk with your doctor about getting a bone mass measurement. This test can help prevent or detect osteoporosis at an early stage, when treatment works best. 

If you are enrolled in Medicare Part B, you can ask your doctor to order a bone mass measurement test at no cost to you. This can only be done once every 24 months, or more often if medically necessary to you.

In order to keep your bones from getting weak, remember to:

  • Eat healthy foods that support bone health
  • Exercise with weights
  • Don’t smoke, and limit your alcohol consumption

Medicare Cognitive Assessment & Care Plan Services

During an Annual Wellness Visit (AWV), your physician will do a fully check up with you. This may include a cognitive assessment to make sure you aren’t showing signs of dementia. Even though Medicare covers one AWV a year, Medicare Part B also covers a separate visit with your doctor, or a specialist, to fully review your cognitive function. By focusing only on your cognitive ability, you physician can establish or confirm a diagnosis like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, and create a personalized care plan.

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