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The Best of Both Worlds: How Medicare Plans Can Benefit Veterans Seeking Medical Care

Updated: Nov 1, 2023


As a veteran, you've obviously dedicated your life to serving your country. And now, as a senior, you deserve access to the best medical care available. Fortunately, through the combination of a Medicare plan and a VA plan, you can have access to the best care possible. By using both plans, you can have greater flexibility, greater access to doctors and specialists, and more benefits than ever before. In this discussion, we will discuss how veterans with a Medicare plan can have access to their VA doctor and also have access to their Medicare Plan Doctor.

Medicare plans and VA health care plans are both designed to provide medical care for senior veterans in the United States. However, not all veterans are aware of the benefits of using both plans together. Both types of plans are designed to work together, and as a result, veterans with both types of coverage have access to a wider range of services and benefits.

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By using both plans together, veterans can have access to their VA doctor and also have access to their Medicare Plan Doctor. This setup ensures that veterans can receive medical care from both the VA, which is designed to provide advanced medical care specific to veterans, and also from their Medicare plan doctor. In addition to advanced medical care, Medicare plans offer a wide range of ancillary services and benefits such as gym access, dental, vision, hearing, over-the-counter medications and even transportation to and from doctor appointments.

Using both plans ensures that veterans have access to a wider range of specialists and doctors. For instance, some Medicare plans offer unlimited access to specialists like cardiologists, dermatologists, and neurologists, allowing veterans to have greater access to the medical care they need when they need it.

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One of the main advantages of using both plans together is that it helps veterans keep their healthcare costs under control. For instance, some veterans may only use their VA health insurance when they have a significant health problem that requires advanced medical care through their VA doctor. However, by having a Medicare plan as well, veterans can save money on the smaller medical procedures and office visits that they would otherwise need to pay for themselves out of pocket. This setup ensures that veterans are able to get the medical care they need without sacrificing their financial security.


By combining the advantages of a Medicare plan with the expert care offered by VA doctors, veterans can access the best of both worlds. This powerful combination ensures that veterans have access to a full suite of medical care services, as well as ancillary benefits like gym access, dental, vision, hearing, and over-the-counter medications. Furthermore, veterans with both types of coverage are more easily able to access a wider range of specialists and doctors, all while keeping their healthcare costs under control. So if you're a senior veteran receiving care through the VA, consider also investing in a Medicare plan to ensure that you have access to the comprehensive medical care you deserve.

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At IWC Primary Care, we take a patient-centered approach to healthcare. Our commitment to excellence is evident from the moment our patients step through our doors: they are greeted with warmth and kindness by front office staff before being seen by our professional, yet friendly primary care providers.

Our passionate clinical team strives to provide top-tier services that prioritize everyone's unique needs. We integrate both conventional and integrative medicine into our treatment plans for maximum efficacy in addressing potential issues before they can arise. During your appointment we promise a fully attentive experience focused on listening and understanding all concerns regarding your wellbeing.

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In our combined experience of more than 25 years, we have the knowledge and skill to listen carefully, to elicit information, and to provide the patient with the highest level of care so that the patient receives the optimal treatment options that are based on the diagnosis and current research. To ensure that our patients' advanced medical needs are met, we regularly refer them to specialists such as cardiologists and gynecologists.

Our services are offered throughout San Diego County, as well as throughout California via telehealth as Primary Care Providers. We proudly accept all major Medicare Advantage Plans.

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