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I grew up in Sacramento, California, and also lived eight years in Orange County, California. I moved to Utah 22 years ago and have been very happy here ever since with my family. I have daughters who are 25 and 23 years old, and a 17 year-old son. I am active in my church and enjoy activities with my family and my wife’s extended family, many of whom live locally.
Three words that describe me:
Happy, positive, and driven.
Favorite thing to do when not at work:
Relax with my family at home.
Favorite place to visit and why:
Maui. We have an acquaintance who has a beautiful home on the beach, and we just love the overall beauty of that exotic place. The air feels great; it smells nice; the ocean is breathtaking; and the sound of the ocean is very therapeutic.
What I like most about helping people find the right Medicare plan options:
I can put Medicare in understandable terms very quickly and help people find a plan that they feel comfortable with also in a short amount of time. They are usually delighted and relieved to find the right Medicare plan option.
I love college football, and follow BYU quite a bit. I love athleticism, foot speed, strength, endurance, and a combination of all of them. I enjoy being in the highest achievement levels of whatever I do. I love science fiction.
Medicare articles by Donald
What Medicare Plans Does Premera Blue Cross of Washington Offer?
If you're a resident of Washington enrolled in the Medicare program, or about to be eligible for Medicare benefits, you may be interested in the plans offered by Premera Blue Cross. Here's a brief rundown on the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement... Read more
How Do I Find a Medicare Health Plan?
Most people are automatically enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) when they retire and begin accessing their Social Security benefits. If this is true for you, you may not need to find a Medicare health plan as you are automatically enrolled in... Read more
Medicare Advantage and End Stage Renal Disease
When your kidneys are no longer able to function at a level that supports daily living, you might have end-stage renal disease (ESRD). In most cases you can't enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan when you have ESRD. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid... Read more
Depression and Caregiving
About 43 million Americans act as unpaid caregivers, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported in 2015. Women make up the majority of caregivers (about two-thirds). About three in five caregivers have a full-time job in addition to... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Hospital Visits?
Original Medicare is a federal health insurance program managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It provides health-care benefits for American citizens and permanent legal residents (of at least five years in a row) aged 65 or older.... Read more
How Do I Sign Up for Medicare Easy Pay?
If you get Social Security benefits, Civil Service retirement benefits, or Railroad Retirement Board benefits, you might not have to worry about writing a check to pay your Medicare Part B premium, because in most cases they are automatically deducted from... Read more
What is Knee Replacement and Knee Replacement Surgery?
According to the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, doctors most commonly suggest knee replacement because of damage and pain caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis. When patients suffer from osteoarthritis, cartilage breaks down. This allows the... Read more
Finding CPAP Masks that Work for You
Has your doctor diagnosed you with sleep apnea? Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, may be prescribed in some situations to treat obstructive sleep apnea, a condition where throat muscles relax during sleep and cause the person to pause breathing.... Read more
Hospital Discharge Planning: A Guide for Families and Caregivers
When a loved one has been hospitalized for illness or serious injury, it's normal to have questions about what happens next. Whether the plan is to return home or be transferred to rehab or other care center, a hospital discharge often comes with lots of... Read more
New Medicare Card Not to Contain Social Security Numbers
According to Medicare.gov, identify theft is a serious crime that occurs when someone takes your personal information without your permission, in order to commit fraud or other crimes. Personal information might include things like your name, credit card... Read more
Kidney Disease Overview
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), your kidneys are fist-sized organs located in the middle of your back, one on each side of your spine. They have a bean-like shape (think "kidney" beans) and play an... Read more
Do I Need an Advance Directive?
Have you been thinking about filling out an advance directive? According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), advance-care planning, or making plans about your health care in the event of a medical crisis, is an important step at any age. Advance-care... Read more
Caregiver Support: Benefits Counseling for Seniors
If you're like many people, you may not be aware of all the federal, state, and local government benefits and community support services that are available, especially to seniors and those with disabilities or low incomes. You or your loved one can get... Read more
Where Can I Find Medicare Forms?
If you're currently enrolled in Medicare, or about to become eligible for Medicare benefits, you may have questions about where to find important forms and publications about your coverage. Here are some tips and resources to help you get the information you... Read more
What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s Disease?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease, received a lot of media attention during the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. According to the ALS Association, the donations helped lead to an important genetic discovery. Read more in... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Smoking Cessation Treatments?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who stop smoking greatly reduce their risk for smoking-related diseases and early death. Smoking cessation is beneficial at any age, according to the CDC. Medicare will cover up to... Read more
Does Medicare Cover My Back Brace?
Your doctor may prescribe a back brace for various conditions that might cause lower back pain. If your doctor considers a back brace medically necessary to manage or treat your condition, and you're enrolled in Medicare Part B, allowable charges for... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Prostate Exams?
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men and the second leading source of cancer deaths among men in America. Approximately 14% of American males will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime, according to the National... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Digital Rectal Exams?
If you have health-care coverage through the Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) program, and your doctor or other provider has recommended you have a digital rectal exam, or DRE, your test may be covered under Part B, subject to your deductible and... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Anesthesia?
If you receive anesthetics for a covered medical procedure, whether as an inpatient at a hospital or as an outpatient at an ambulatory surgical center, Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) may cover these services. To qualify for Medicare coverage,... Read more
How Do I Choose Between Medicare and Employer Coverage?
Nearly 20% of Americans age 65 and over are still working (whether or not they have retired from their careers), according to a 2013 study by the Associated Press. If you're one of them, you may have questions about whether to enroll in Original Medicare... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Ambulance Services?
Emergency ambulance services and Medicare coverage Medicare Part B (medical insurance) typically covers ambulance transportation when you've had a sudden medical emergency and your situation is such that: You need to get to a community hospital,... Read more
What Medicare Supplement Plans Does UnitedHealthcare Offer?
What is a Medicare Supplement plan? As the name suggests, Medicare Supplement insurance, also known as Medigap, supplements your Original Medicare benefits by paying for all or part of your share of certain Part A and Part B health-care expenses. Depending... Read more
How Can I Find Out if My Prescription Drugs Are Covered by My Anthem Medicare Plan?
If you're a Medicare beneficiary, there are a couple of ways you can get coverage for your prescription medications – through a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan, or a stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan. Anthem is a private insurance... Read more
How to Appoint a Personal Representative for Your Coventry Medicare Plan
Occasionally, you or a loved one may need help managing coverage and benefits under a Coventry Medicare Advantage plan or Coventry Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan. Fortunately, federal Medicare guidelines allow you to officially appoint a personal... Read more
How Can I Find Out if My Prescription Drugs Are Covered by My Humana Plan?
Do you have Medicare prescription drug coverage through a Medicare plan from Humana? You can get this coverage through a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan, or a stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan. Both types of plans are available... Read more
What Medicare Supplement Plans Does Aetna Offer?
If you are a current Original Medicare beneficiary or about to become eligible for Medicare coverage, you know that there are some health-care costs that Original Medicare does not cover, such as copayments and deductibles. These out-of-pocket expenses can... Read more
Changes in Medicare When Moving to Another State
Are you moving to another state, or did you move recently? It's probably a busy time for you, but you may need to complete a few tasks to make sure your Medicare and Social Security benefits continue smoothly. This article shows you how to proceed when you... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Namenda?
One medication that doctors sometimes use to treat dementia is Namenda (generic name: Memantine Hydrochloride). Medicare Part D is a prescription drug coverage that might cover this drug. Dementia is a condition that affects cognitive function such as memory... Read more
Does Medicare Cover MRI Scans?
If you're wondering how much an MRI costs for you as a Medicare beneficiary, the answer is that it depends on your situation. However, Medicare may cover your MRI scan; read below to learn about these scans and what portion of the costs you can expect to... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Ultram?
If your doctor prescribes Ultram or its generic form Tramadol, this is probably to relieve pain. According to the Food and Drug Administration, this medication is similar to narcotic analgesics. Medicare Part B covers very few medications, and these are... Read more
Does Medicare Cover My Sleep Apnea Equipment and CPAP Machine?
Sleep apnea might be your diagnosis if you momentarily stop breathing while you sleep -- sometimes many times per night, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. If you have Medicare and you’re diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Apresoline?
Apresoline (the generic form is called hydralazine) is a vasodilator, a class of drug often used to treat high blood pressure and occasionally heart failure, according to the National Institutes of Health's Medline Plus website. Apresoline works by relaxing... Read more
What Is the Medicare Coverage Gap, or “Donut Hole”?
Medicare beneficiaries can get Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage through either a stand-alone Part D Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan. In either scenario, Medicare Part D coverage of prescription drugs follows... Read more
What Is the Difference Between Medicare Part A and Part B?
Original Medicare is made up of two parts: Part A, hospital insurance, and Part B, medical insurance. They can work together, but coverage does not overlap. Medicare Part A covers your hospital expenses. This includes hospital stays, skilled nursing care... Read more
Does Medicare cover Lomotil?
If you suffer from diarrhea, your doctor might prescribe Lomotil. According to the National Institutes of Health's Medline Plus website, Lomotil is a prescription drug combining the anti-diarrheal medication diphenoxylate with atropine, a medication that can... Read more
Does Medicare cover Sterapred?
Sterapred is a brand-name preparation of prednisone. According to the National Institutes of Health's Medline Plus website, prednisone is a corticosteroid used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, certain... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Acupuncture?
Are you interested in acupuncture as a complementary health treatment? Studies suggest it may help with pain and various health conditions, though we are only beginning to understand how acupuncture affects the body. Original Medicare, Part A and Part B,... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Cancer Treatment?
Medicare Part A and Part B may cover certain treatments for beneficiaries with cancer, including (but not limited to) chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Your Medicare costs will depend on whether you receive chemotherapy as an inpatient or outpatient. Make... Read more
Medicare and Dual Residency
Are you a Medicare beneficiary who lives in two states? Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, is not restricted by a service network. If you’re a dual resident of two states, this type of Medicare insurance will provide coverage wherever you choose to live... Read more
Pros and Cons of Delaying Medicare Part B Enrollment
Medicare-eligible individuals should be aware of both the potential penalties and lower savings from delaying enrollment in Medicare Part B (medical insurance). Many individuals qualify for premium-free Medicare Part A (hospital insurance), provided that... Read more
What “Medically Necessary” Means and How It Affects Your Medicare Coverage
Medicare normally covers services deemed medically necessary. According to Medicare.gov, “medically necessary” is defined as "health-care services or supplies needed to prevent, diagnose, or treat an illness, injury, condition, disease, or its symptoms... Read more
Medicare in Alabama
Whether you're new to Medicare or are considering other coverage options, you may have many Medicare insurance options available, depending on where you live. Learn about the different ways you can get Medicare coverage in Alabama. About Medicare in... Read more
Medicare in Alaska
Medicare.com can be your resource while you shop for a Medicare plan in Alaska. Our site includes a plan comparison tool that lets you browse plans in your area. If you’re looking for a Medicare plan that best suits your needs, we’re here to help. About... Read more
Medicare in Louisiana
Let Medicare.com be your go-to resource for shopping for a Medicare plan in Louisiana. We offer complimentary access to our plan comparison tool. With this tool, you may evaluate Medicare plan options nearest you. Our knowledgeable and licensed insurance... Read more
Medicare in Missouri
If you’re a Missouri resident with Medicare, you may have many Medicare plan options, depending on where you live. Learn about the different ways you can receive your Medicare benefits, including Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and... Read more
Medicare in South Dakota
If you’re a Medicare beneficiary in South Dakota, it can be a good idea to get familiar with all the available coverage options. Keep in mind that your Medicare options will depend on where you live, but may include the options of Medicare Advantage,... Read more
Medicare Premium Payment Process
If you have Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, you will pay a monthly premium for Medicare Part B (medical insurance). In most cases, the premium amount is deducted from your benefit payment if you get Social Security, Railroad Retirement Board... Read more
Except in rare cases, you don’t need to file for reimbursement from Medicare. Under Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), your Medicare claims will be sent directly from your Medicare providers to Medicare. Medicare pays your Medicare providers according... Read more
Switching Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Policies
If you have Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance, you may be wondering if you should consider changing plans. if you're satisfied with your current Medigap plan, a good option is usually to stay with your plan for as long as the coverage and... Read more
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Anonymous, Hamilton, OH
Don provided me with valuable information and was so helpful in getting my mother a plan she could afford and a plan that would cover her needs. I wish I had spoken with him a few years ago. Very knowledgeable.
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