Decision awareness is huge. The only way you can make decisions is if you’re informed. How do you do that? How does your insurance work with the choices you feel you want to make? Be pro-active to make sure some of the things you’re considering are covered. Get estimates if it’s a scheduled surgery or procedure, so the expectations of your out of pocket have been defined so you can budget accordingly. Have an advocate and proceed with caution.
The other side of the story. Patients have responsibilities also. If you have no intentions or if good intentions have gone by the wayside of following the agreed upon protocol, your results will be compromised. Your team includes the medical professionals that you choose to work with and for you.