Get Regular Checkups
When you have a thyroid condition, routine visits to your doctor become more frequent, especially at first, when you're trying to pin down the right dosage of medication or to ascertain the cause of your symptoms. Make these doctor visits a priority.
The health of your thyroid is critical to your well-being.
Find a Doctor You Respect
One way to ensure that you see your doctor is to find one you like. Seek out the services of a doctor you like, respect, and trust.
While you may need the services of a distant specialist at some point, you should eventually find a doctor who is nearby and convenient to your home or office for your routine monitoring. Find the best doctor you can, regardless of insurance issues. Don't let monetary matters get in the way of good thyroid health.
Make Appointments in Advance
Rather than call for a follow-up appointment, book your next visit at the end of your current one. Bring your calendar to every visit — you know you'll have to come back soon anyway. That way, you'll be more apt to make the next appointment — and keep it, too.