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THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS

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 doctor.