Patient Responsibilities

As a partner in my health care, I have the following responsibilities:

  • I will provide accurate health information to my health care provider and update him/her with any health changes.
  • I will schedule routine physical exams and other health maintenance exams recommended to me by my health care provider (pap smear, mammogram, bone density, colonoscopy, routine blood tests, immunizations, etc.). I put myself at risk for not detecting other medical diseases if I only see my health care provider for immediate problems. I will make appointments with my health care provider to discuss routine health screenings.
  • I will follow treatment plans recommended to me by my health care provider, including completing testing, making an appointment with a specialist, and taking my medications. I will be sure to clearly comprehend any treatment plan and ask questions when I do not understand. I understand that not following my treatment plans may put my health at risk.
  • I will keep my appointments and reschedule any missed appointments. I understand that my health care provider schedules these appointments to follow up on my response to treatment and to monitor my medical conditions. During these appointments, my health care provider may order tests, refer me to a specialist, change my medications, and diagnose a medical problem. If I do not follow up, I may put my health at risk and may have medical conditions go undetected.
  • I understand that the goal of the clinic is to provide me with test results in a timely fashion. If I do not hear from the clinic, I will call the office for test results. I understand that not hearing from the office about a particular test does not necessary mean that the test result is normal.
  • I will inform my health care provider if my medical condition changes, does not improve, or worsens. This will allow my health care provider to re-evaluate my condition and make changes in treatment. If I do not inform my health care provider, I may put my health at risk.
  • I will take charge of my health and try to make positive choices for my health including not smoking, not using illegal drugs, eating a healthy diet, and getting appropriate exercises.
  • I will take responsibility to understand the services provided by Crossover Health Medical Group and its limitations, and will ask Crossover Health Medical Group if I have any questions.
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