Skip to main content

See how our care changed Margaret’s life


Margaret, Medicare Advantage Optum patient

Margaret’s story

Sometimes one choice can change your life. With the help of her doctor and community center, Margaret changed her life for the better.

Throughout the years, Margaret has been through mental hardships. In 1999, her life was turned upside down when her dad passed away and in 2002 her mom passed away. Then shortly after, her friend passed away.

Margaret found herself struggling mentally. To make matters worse, her health started to decline. She had 3 surgeries, 3 years in a row.

The choice that changed her life

At every visit, Dr. Goldansky handed Margaret a flyer about her local Optum Community Center.

This is just one example of how Dr. Goldansky, like all of our doctors, are looking to help our patients with Medicare Advantage stay healthier and reduce their total health care costs.

Margaret chose to ignore the flyer, until one day something clicked. She was driving by the community center.

“I was at the lowest point in my life. I mean, I just was not happy with myself. I just was not a happy person,” she said.

She took a chance and went in. And she hasn’t looked back since.

"The thing about Dr. Goldansky is that he never gave up on me. He must have handed me a hundred flyers. I finally took note and I went in,” Margaret said.

Read more of Margaret's story.

Get help understanding Medicare and your choices

See why millions of people with Medicare choose Optum doctors to get the most out of their care.

Call now to find a doctor and plan

(Calling this number will direct you to a licensed insurance agent.)

1-877-247-2850, TTY 711*
1-844-575-1504 (CA residents only)
1-866-955-2487 (CT residents only)

Helpful resources

Learn more

At Optum, everything we do is centered around you, so you can live your healthiest life.

Unlock the power of personalized care

Learn how Laurie found relief from lifelong health struggles with the help of Medicare Advantage and her Optum doctor.

Get the right care made easier

Learn how Mickey’s care team and community center helped him though COVID-19 and type 2 diabetes to find a healthier, happier life.

Discover the Optum difference

We’re one care team, dedicated to helping you get the best care possible.

*The contact information listed will direct you to a licensed representative that works with Medicare enrollees to explain Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan options. There may not be plans available in your area. Any information provided is limited to those plans offered in your area. Please contact or 1-800-MEDICARE to get information on all of your options.