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A good patient–doctor relationship is a partnership. You and your doctor can work as a team to solve your medical problems and keep you healthy. But talking to your doctor isn’t always easy. Some topics may be hard to talk about or you may forget to ask questions. A basic plan can help you make the most of your appointment. By preparng questions or concerns in advance, you are more likely to have a satisfying visit with your doctor. The following tips will make it easier for you and your doctor to cover everything you need at your next visit.
Make a list of your concerns
Take information with you
Your primary care physician (PCP) works with a team of specialists: As an HMO plan member, your PCP oversees your care. Part of your PCP’s responsibility is to collaborate with a team of specialists to help you get the care you need. Your PCP refers you to specialists within his/her referral circle who best meet your needs. Your PCP communicates with your specialist to make sure you receive the care that is right for you. Generally, you work with your PCP to receive your care.
Coverage for an annual physical: All HMO members are covered for a physical exam with their PCP each calendar year. Seeing your PCP for a physical each year is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy.
For details consult your Evidence Of Coverage (EOC). You can find the EOC booklets for our individual plans on the forms and documents page of our website.