Tanya Feke, MD

Tanya Feke MD VeryWell Medicare Expert
Tanya Feke, MD. Tanya Feke, MD

Medicare and Medicaid are government-run programs intended to keep you healthy. The problem is it can be easy to get lost in the maze of bureaucracy. Dr. Tanya Feke breaks it down for you in simple terms. Find out how to get coverage, maximize your benefits and stay healthy.

Experience

Dr. Tanya Feke has firsthand experience with Medicare and Medicaid. As a primary care physician, she worked on the front lines caring for and advocating for patients who relied on these programs. She expanded her knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid by taking clinical leave to pursue training in utilization review and medical necessity compliance from 2013 to 2014, consulting with hospital networks nationwide. She then returned to clinical medicine to work at an urgent care clinic in southern New Hampshire from 2014 to 2015 and visited Medicare beneficiaries in their homes for wellness check-ups in 2016. She has since returned to utilization review and keeps a close eye on the evolving world of Medicare.

With a passion for patient education, she has published two books, Amazon best-sellers Medicare Essentials: A Physician Insider Explains the Fine Print and Idiot's Guides: Medicare with the goal to inform the public about how to avoid the common pitfalls of Medicare. She continues to give lectures on Medicare and has also appeared on the television show Your Money, Your LifeHer website Diagnosis Life remains a hub of health and wellness information, free to the public.

Education

A graduate of Boston University in 1997 (BA in Biology) and 1998 (MA in Medical Science), Dr. Tanya Feke completed medical school at the University of Massachusetts in 2003 and residency training in family medicine at the University of Connecticut in 2006. In 2013, she received the Health Information Technology Leadership Certificate from the American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Feke is also a long-standing recipient of the American Medical Association's Physician Recognition Award with Commendation.

Tanya Feke, MD

"We deserve to be the healthiest version of ourselves. It should not be a challenge to get the care you need and it should not come at high cost. My goal is to help you understand your options so you can get the best of both worlds -- quality health care at an affordable price."

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