Playing a role in decisions that affect your health
As you prepare for your doctor visit, it’s good to think through ahead of time what you want to talk about. At Optum, we want you to feel comfortable talking through all the steps of your care journey.
Part of how we do that is encouraging you to have a shared decision-making talk with your doctor. Here’s how it works:
- Step 1: You have an open conversation with your doctor, including any questions or concerns you may have.
- Step 2: Your doctor talks to you about the care options that are best for you.
- Step 3: Together, you and your doctor create a care plan that works best for you.
Get the care you need, when you need it
Your primary care doctor will see you for most of your health care needs. These include checkups, shots and minor illnesses and injuries.
When you need more than primary care, our specialists are here to help.
If you’re worried about leaving home to visit your doctor, see if you can have a virtual visit.
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