THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING DOCTOR
It is important for you to go to all scheduled appointments.
If you need to miss a scheduled appointment with a provider, you
need to call the doctor's office as far in advance as possible.
Most offices consider 24-48 hours notice as acceptable. If you
remember that you have missed an appointment after the appointment,
you should call your doctor's office to apologize, explain why the
appointment was missed, and reschedule. If you repeatedly miss
scheduled appointments with your doctor, they may choose to no
longer see you as a patient; this may include your children and
spouse as well.
This is also important because many doctors have stopped seeing
Medicaid members due to the fact that they often fail to show up
for appointments. When you make an appointment and do not
show up, you are keeping someone else from being seen by that