You and Your Healthcare Provider

  1. Choosing a Hospital

    You don't have time to choose a hospital if you have a health emergency. But if you’re facing surgery or treatment for a particular health condition, taking time to find a hospital that meets your needs is well worth the effort.

  2. How to Cut Your Hospital Bills

    Although you may not be able to avoid a hospital stay, there are ways to trim the expenses.

  3. How to Evaluate Your Health Care Providers

    To make sure you’re getting high-quality care, ask yourself if your health care provider is meeting your needs in five areas.

  4. How to Get Medications for Less

    Here are strategies from the Food and Drug Administration to help you cut your prescription costs by 50 percent or more.

  5. How to Get Optimal Medical Care

    To get the best medical care you can, you should be an informed patient who works closely with your health care provider.

  6. How to Take Part in Every Medical Decision

    Well-informed people who play a significant role in deciding how they’re going to treat their health conditions are likely to feel better about the decision process.

  7. Maintaining Your Personal Health Record

    A PHR can help reduce or eliminate duplicate tests and allow you to receive faster, safer treatment and care in an emergency. It also can help you play a more active role in your health care.

  8. Optimal Timing for Screenings, Appointments and Medications

    Get your timing right, and you'll whiz through waiting rooms at doctor's appointments. Your medications will work their best.

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