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 IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!!
Here are simple – yet vital – things YOU can do to help become your own strongest health advocate.
Put Together Team YOU
YOU and Your Doctor Visits
Ask your doctor...
You’re not alone in your journey toward better health. An entire team is ready to help you take charge of your health and well-being. Here are a few things to remember as you rally your team:
• Have a roster: You will need to
When planning your appointment make sure you request a longer appointment if you have multiple concerns about your health.
• To repeat anything if you feel at all unclear on what you’re being told.
know the members of your team. Who’s your primary care provider (PCP)? What specialists do you see? Where do you fill prescriptions? Always have your team roster ready. (Keep contacts in your phone or listed on paper.)
• If your medical records are updated. • For help if you want assistance
• Know your star player: Next to you, your PCP is the most important member of the roster.
He or she leads and communicates with the other health care providers on your team. So make sure
Together we will...
you equip your PCP with all the information needed to help
recommendations.
• Ask questions to gain a full
• When you can expect results of any tests or imaging that’s preformed during your visit.
managing your care between different
providers or specialists.
• Anything! This is your time and
you should leave your appointment feeling confident and informed.
• Manage your short-term illnesses and chronic diseases .
• Engage in open communication.
• Listen to one another’s concerns and
understanding of concerns and recommendations.
 BE SURE TO BRING...
Notes about your medical history and family health history.
A notepad and pen to write.
A list of questions for your Doctor.
A list of your prescriptions, dosages, and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Or, bring all your labeled medicine containers with you. If your plan has prescription drug coverage, you can also refer to your monthly Explanations of Benefits, which will list all
the drugs you filled in the past month.
coordinate your care.
• Keep your team updated: Never
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Create a trusting relationship and environment.
Develop a mutually agreeable plan of care.
assume someone else is going to coach you. Nobody can do a better job of sharing updates and keeping the team working together than YOU.
Establish and attain your health goals. Identify resources outside of your primary care medical home.
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