Now that you have found a physician and made your first appointment, you might be thinking about what to do next. It is critical to follow your doctor’s recommendations before starting any medications.

For example: If your doctor advised you to see a specialist, make an appointment. Even if you visit a medical expert for a specific condition or service, you will always return to your primary care physician.

Steps to Follow to Get the Coverage You Need

Here are some small steps that will help you get the coverage and care you need.

  • Request your doctor’s office to inform you when your next appointment or recommended screening tests should happen.
  • Set a calendar reminder or use a smartphone app to remind you of your doctor’s appointment.
  • Don’t put off your appointment because you’re too busy. Remember to prioritize your health and well-being over all other things.
  •  If you have any concerns or questions between visits, contact your doctor’s office. They will assist you in solving your problems and adjusting any medications you are taking.
  • If you’re concerned about your ability to pay for medical care facilities, talk to your doctor about ways to reduce the cost of medication and services.
  • Don’t be afraid. By receiving the appropriate preventive care, your doctor is more likely to detect an illness or problem early and assist you in recovering faster.
  • If the way your physician or office team talked or acted made you not return or pay attention to them, speak out or consider changing medical professionals.