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Whether traveling for business or pleasure, one thing that many people fear while traveling is that they'll experience some type of medical emergency. While this occurrence can certainly be inconvenient, it is not an insurmountable challenge. By preparing well and staying calm, you can help ensure that you receive excellent medical care until you're able to make it home.
Know Where You're Headed
If at all possible, it's good to know which hospital you want to be taken to in the event of an emergency. That's why it's wise to research hospitals in your destination city so that you know which ones work well with your coverage plan and provide the best medical care. Then, when you're heading to the hospital by ambulance or car, you will be able to direct the person driving to where you would like to be taken.
Contact Physicians Back Home
If you have had a good experience with certain physicians in your home town, it's important to keep their contact information handy. This is to make it easier to get ahold of them when you're out of town. In some cases, your local physician may be able to help you contact a locum tenens stroke doctor in the area you're visiting so you won’t even need to track down a local office for visits during your vacation.
This will help reduce your anxiety and hopefully lead you to a better outcome.
Assess Your Condition
For an emergency in which your life isn't in imminent danger, it may be helpful to do a self-assessment of your condition to determine your next steps. Then, if you have a first aid kit handy, you can begin self-treatment of your condition before seeking medical treatment. Of course, if your condition worsens or changes, you should still seek medical attention to avoid potentially life-threatening complications.
Contact Your Coverage Company
Given the complexities of medical coverage, it may not be immediately apparent if treatments in another location will be covered. If you are physically able, it's a good idea to call your coverage company to better understand what they will cover so that you can know what types of care to seek. In many cases, coverage companies will cover emergency care for life-threatening conditions so that you don't have to take chances with serious illnesses or injuries.
In the midst of all the craziness, it's important that you don't forget to contact friends or family members to let them know what has occurred. This will allow them to check-in on you and potentially provide remote assistance to aid in your healing. When you're away from home, trying to take on a medical emergency by yourself can make the situation overwhelming.
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