In many cases, medical costs can be contained and health regained by following a few simple steps:

Doctor office visits

• When you go to the doctor, make a list of your questions. • If you are referred to a specialist, find out why. • Ask questions, ask questions, ask questions! And take notes. • Take a family member or friend. Two minds remember better than one.• Take a list of your current medications, including any alternative therapies such  as essential oils, herbs, vitamins, and treatments you’re receiving (such as chiropractic or massage therapy). • Find a nurse advocate to accompany you, as this type of professional can often sift through the medical lingo to get to the heart of the issue, ask informed questions and give you guidance for the next step. A nurse advocate can be your lifestyle coach, provide information about treatment options, help obtain health care equipment and resolve billing and insurance problems.  as essential oils, herbs, vitamins, and treatments you’re receiving (such as chiropractic or massage therapy). • Find a nurse advocate to accompany you, as this type of professional can often sift through the medical lingo to get to the heart of the issue, ask informed questions and give you guidance for the next step. A nurse advocate can be your lifestyle coach, provide information about treatment options, help obtain health care equipment and resolve billing and insurance problems.

Chronic conditions
Chronic health conditions can be confusing, so find out if there are local support groups that can help answer your questions and better enable you to understand your condition.

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