Can I keep my doctor with a Medicare Supplement?

As a Medicare recipient, you can enroll in a Medicare Supplement plan to help cover some out-of-pocket costs not covered by Original Medicare (Parts A and B). One of the questions you may have when considering a Medicare Supplement plan is whether you can keep your current doctor, and the answer is generally yes, as long as your doctor accepts Medicare.

Most healthcare providers that participate in Medicare also accept Medicare Supplement plans. This means that if you have a doctor you have been seeing for a while and are comfortable with, you should be able to continue seeing them while enrolled in a Medicare Supplement plan. However, confirming with your doctor that they accept your specific Medicare Supplement plan is always a good idea.

One important thing to remember is that Medicare Supplement plans do not include prescription drug coverage. If your doctor regularly prescribes medications, you may want to consider enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan that includes prescription drug coverage or enrolling in a standalone Prescription Drug Plan (Part D).