Health care doesn’t end when your doctor’s appointment does. Sometimes that is just the beginning. Call your doctor if you have any questions or concerns, especially if:

You don’t understand your care instructions (such as how to take a medication or how to clean a wound).

You start to feel worse (such as having more pain, or if your temperature goes up).

You are having a problem with your medicine (such as if it upsets your stomach, gives you a headache or a rash, etc., you don’t feel better, and so on).

You haven’t gotten your results back from a test.  Don’t wait for the doctor or nurse to call you.

If it is an emergency call 911.