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Treasure Valley Family Medicine follows the United States Preventative Service Task Force for guidelines regarding appropriate screening tests for all age groups. You can enter your age, gender and other basic information into the USPSTF Preventive Services website to see what the current recommendations are for your age. Please go to the following link:
USPSTF Preventive Services Recommendations
Medicare also has specific guidelines that are expected to be discussed at Medicare Annual Wellness Examinations. Additional information can be found at:
Medicare Annual Wellness Physical
Consistent with current recommendations, traditional “head-to-toe” physical exams on healthy adults are no longer recommended; they provide minimal value. In contrast, a targeted check-up addressing your specific health conditions and screening recommendations is very useful.
Bottom line, we want to “choose wisely” which tests you receive to maximize the benefits to you.
Learn More About Choosing Wisely
** IMPORTANT REMINDER **
If you have a physical/wellness exam, please know this does not include any medical issues unique to you (high blood pressure, asthma, arthritis, high cholesterol, diabetes, etc.).
Under insurance company billing rules, physical/wellness exams and treatment of your specific medical problems are two different services, even if both are performed during a single visit.
Doctors are required to document and bill each separately.
What this means to you is that when you receive the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from your insurance company, you may see two office visits listed. One will be zero copay (annual wellness physical), but the other will be billed as a routine office visit. Any amount that is shown as not covered under the general physical/wellness exam is considered by insurance company policy as patient responsibility; the deductible or coinsurance is billed to the patient/insured.
Our clinic finds these insurance policies to be misleading and confusing. They violate patient expectations for a “zero copay” annual physical visit that should include review of all health conditions and medication adjustments. We apologize for any frustration they generate, and will continue to provide accurate information, in compliance with insurance payer policies.
…very friendly and attentive and made some useful suggestions during our wellness visit. We would have no hesitation to recommend TVFM.
Dr. Crownover does a great job! He really takes the time to work with me and explain why he recommends a specific treatment or therapy. I feel that he and the staff at TVFP are an indispensable part of the overall team helping me manage and make significant improvements to my overall health and wellness.
Great visit. Dr. Crownover took the necessary time with me for my wellness check. I never felt rushed and I think we had a good conversation about my health/ diet etc. Blood draw was done very well- I didn’t even feel it. Thanks.
Grateful that he is always thorough and this time was the only one around me to notice I was so sick I had become Jaundice and needed and important surgery. Family friends and coworkers simply thought I was tan. It could have cost me my life. Thank you Dr. Crownover for always providing such excellent care!
Everyone was kind, did a great job and my wife stated that when the labs were drawn that she never felt anything including the needle going in. That is excellent.
I found Dr. Crownover by location a few years back when I was rear ended in my vehicle. He was near my work and I needed to be seen sooner rather than later. His office was able to get me in. Ever since my first interaction with him and his staff….I felt compelled to approach him about becoming my family physician and the physician to monitor my meds, well checks and my ongoing care.
You were very concerned about my wellness
Dr. Crownover is very attentive to your personal health and wellness. He took his time to listen and explain in detail everything pertaining to the visit. I trust him with my health and would highly recommend him to others seeking medical attention.
Thanks again for making us feel like we’re important.
I feel that I’ve received very good care as well as the other people in my household. I feel very welcome by your staff feel that you care about us as individuals instead of just a patient. Thank you
All the services are very quickly addressed. Everyone is very nice and friendly.
Great experience from front desk staff, medical assistants and my doctor. Very clean and well-appointed examination rooms.
…saw my 4-year-old daughter at this appointment and it was the best doctor visit she’s ever had. She was great with her, spent time with us, was in no rush and was patient with my daughter. I didn’t feel we were unimportant or like she had someplace else to be even though it was just a wellness check. I appreciate that so much. My daughter has been asking to go back to the doctor to see the staff ever since.