Next Steps

When your health care team recommends things for you to do, write them down and act on them as soon as possible.

If additional appointments are recommended, immediately schedule the appointments and go to the appointments.

• Examples of such appointments: Visiting a specialist, physical therapist, or diagnostic imaging expert.

If additional medications are recommended, immediately get the medications and begin taking them.

• This applies to both prescription and over-the-counter treatments.

If lifestyle changes are recommended, do your very best to follow them. Making the changes can have a huge impact on your health.

• Examples of such lifestyle changes include changes in physical activity, eating habits, stressful activities and drug, alcohol and tobacco use.

If special home-based treatments are recommended, do them as recommended.

• Examples of such treatments include use of special exercises or stretches, nebulizers, braces, and orthotics.