3 Things to Start Your Healthcare off Right in 2015

Are You Ready? card with colorful background with defocused lighWelcome to 2015!  As we start the New Year, many people are planning for the year to come–making resolutions, setting goals.

An important part of any year is making sure you have what you need for your healthcare.  You never want to wait until you have a medical crisis to gather what you need.

Where to start:

  1. Medical Life List:  The medical life list is a document that contains all the important information you will need if you go to the doctor or have a health crisis.  You can download a Medical Life List for free by signing up to receive our blog posts via your email in-box.  CLICK HERE
  2. Durable Power of Healthcare: A durable power of healthcare details who will handle your healthcare decisions if you are unable to do so yourself.  It also specifies your wishes for care such as life support, feeding tubes, etc.  Any estate planning attorney can help you with this.
  3. Primary Care Physician:  A primary care physician such as an internist or family practice doctor  will be essential in guiding you through your healthcare needs in the upcoming year.  Some insurance plans require an authorization from a primary care doctor to see a specialist.  A good primary care doctor can help you decide how to be proactive in keeping healthy and what to do when you are not.  A primary care physician can help you avoid unnecessary treatment and unnecessary costs.

Planning ahead for your healthcare needs can be one of the most important things you will do this year for you and your family.  Whether you have small children or are taking care of a sick loved one or a senior, planning ahead makes all the difference.

If you want to know more, check out our Easy Healthcare ebooks.  Easy Healthcare:  Before You Get Sick provides a quick and simple guide.

We hope this post helps you Spin Your Healthcare Your Way!