About Me

Tanya Feke, MD – Founder of Diagnosis Life

Family Physician

I received a Bachelors of Arts in Biology from Boston University, a Master of Arts in Medical Science also from Boston University, and a Medical Doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. I completed my family practice residency at the University of Connecticut at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Board-certified in Family Practice, I practiced at Family Care Specialists in Glastonbury, CT, Middlesex Hospital Primary Care in Durham, CT, ConvenientMD in Windham, NH, performed home visits for Medicare patients throughout the state New Hampshire, and now consult with hospital networks nationwide to make sure patients get the insurance coverage they need.


Writing since grade school, I have had stories to tell — both fiction and non-fiction. I am the best-selling author of  Idiot’s Guides: Medicare and Medicare Essentials: A Physician Insider Explains the Fine Print with more Essentials topics planned in the near future. My writing has also been featured in the journal Medical Economics as well as online at ChronHealth, KevinMD, LIVESTRONG, TapGenes, and Verywell. My pet project is a taut medical thriller that will be sure to knock your socks off. Stay tuned!

Medicare Expert

Patient advocacy is what I am all about. To this end, I founded Diagnosis Life, LLC to help you on the path to better health. As the Medicare expert for Verywell.com and the best-selling author of Medicare Essentials: A Physician Insider Explains the Fine Print and Idiot’s Guides: Medicare, I also help people across the country maximize their healthcare experience. Are you interested in learning more? Diagnosis Life, LLC offers one-on-one consultations and group lectures on how to get the most out of Medicare.

Film Critic

Movies are more than entertainment, they are works of art.  An aficionado through and through, I wrote a syndicated guest column, Diagnosis Movies, for Connecticut’s Record Journal. I earned press credentials to the Los Angeles Film Festival and have had the privilege of interviewing celebrities such as Martin Landau, Jason Patrick, and Dev Patel.


I have the best job in the world.  A proud family woman, I am a mother of two and find myself vicariously absorbing their bottomless pit of energy. Between school, sports, sports, and more sports, these two keep me on my toes and make me a better woman.