One doctor may want you to
exercise a certain way, but another one may say you need to avoid
One doctor may suggest a surgery at one hospital, but you
may want to use another hospital.
One doctor may order a
CT scan, but you think you just had one last month for
If you receive different directions from different doctors:
Say so right away. Ask the one doctor to call
the other and talk about the best approach.
Contact your primary care
doctor. Ask him or her to help you find what you need to
Remember that it's your team, and your wishes are important.
For example, if a hospital close to you and one farther away have the same
care, tell your team that distance matters when choosing a
Don't act until you are sure. For example, if you think
you've just had a test, don't schedule another until you know whether you need
it or already have had it.