The months left on the calendar are dwindling, and the holiday season will soon be upon us once again. Before you get caught up in the swing of costume parties, family dinners and gift exchanges, why not set aside time to do something for yourself? Now could be the perfect time to schedule that upper endoscopy you’ve kept on the back burner all year long.
When it comes to scheduling medical procedures, we often have a laundry list of concerns. How much will it cost? Can I afford to take the time off work? Can it wait? Any time is a good time to make your health a priority, but there are certain advantages to scheduling your procedure before the end of the year. Here are a few:
Most health insurance plans have an annual deductible, a set dollar amount you must pay out-of-pocket before your policy begins to pay for services. If you are close to meeting your deductible or if it has already been met, now is the time to schedule those more expensive procedures while your insurance company picks up most of the tab!
Appointment slots fill up quickly as patients try to fit in those last minute year-end visits. Get ahead of the game by scheduling your appointment today. You’ll have more flexibility with scheduling so you can choose a date and time that works for you.
Take advantage of unused vacation days
Most patients are able to return to work the next day after an upper endoscopy. If you have unused vacation days, why not use one of them to do something that will benefit your health? Better yet – schedule your appointment on a Friday and give yourself a three day weekend!
Peace of mind
Getting your procedure out of the way before the holidays will give you great peace of mind. Enjoy your time with friends and family without the looming concern of a potential health issue.
Fresh start to the New Year
Scheduling all your appointments now will allow you to put your best foot forward in 2017. It will also spare you costly appointments at the start of the year when your deductible renews. Make this New Year the best one yet with fewer worries on your mind and a lot more cash in your wallet!