Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Welvie: A new surgery support program from Medicare

What is Welvie?

Welvie is a new surgery support program from Medicare that is being evaluated in the State of Ohio.The program is being offered at no charge to a group of Medicare beneficiaries selected by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Welvie is an online program designed by surgeons to empower patients. It walks you through the entire surgery decision-making process - - - from diagnosis to recovery - - - in a unique step-by-step approach.

 Welvie helps you:

- Work with your physician so you understand your surgical and non-surgical treatment options

- Understand how to evaluate the risks and benefits of all your treatment options

- Prepare for and recover from a surgical procedure to help reduce the chance of complications and errors and ensure a better outcome

There's simply nothing like Welvie anywhere. It's intelligent, intuitive design encourages questions and other options. Welvie brings you in on the surgery decision with your doctor in a simple, organized and confidential way.

At this time, only those Ohioans pre-selected by the Department of Health and Human Services are eligible to register for Welvie. For more information, visit or call toll-free 1-877-386-6556, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Schedule for upcoming 'Getting Started with Medicare' Classes

I will be presenting "Getting Started with Medicare," a class designed to answer your questions and prepare you for your transition to Medicare, at the following locations this week. I look forward to seeing you at one of these classes.

 These events are only for educational purposes and no plan specific benefits or details will be shared. For the dates and times of additional classes, please visit my website at
Pre-registration is required for all classes.
Please call the specific location to register and for any additional details.

Monday, October 8, 2012
Ashtabula Public Library
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
335 W. 44th Street
Ashtabula, OH 44004
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Chagrin Falls Community Education
Class Location: Chagrin Falls Middle School Library
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
342 E. Washington
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Geneva Public Library
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
117 West Main Street
Geneva, OH 44041
Monday, October 15, 2012
Bristol Public Library
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1855 Greenville Road
Bristolville, OH 44402
Monday, October 15, 2012
Hudson Community Education & Recreation
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Hudson High School
2500 Hudson-Aurora Road Room A115
Hudson, OH 44236
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
City of Shaker Heights Library
Stephanie Tubbs-Jones Building
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3450 Lee Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Lorain County Community College
Elyria Campus
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1005 N. Abbe Road
Elyria, OH 44035