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4 Things You Should Absolutely Know Before Going to the Hospital

Some people tend to be apprehensive when they check into a hospital for admission. There is absolutely no need to be nervous because you are in there to be treated upon.  Trust your doctors and the medical team to work to your advantage.

Before you check into a hospital for admission, you should be aware of some important things.

  1. Information about the condition – A sense of apprehension creeps in when you do not have an idea about what you are going through. Speak to your doctor and get comprehensive information about the diagnostic tests, expectations from the treatment and the medication. With knowledge, there will be less fear and more optimism and awareness.
  2. Health Insurance – If you have taken health insurance and are being admitted for an illness, you should be aware of the ‘exclusions’ involved. Factors in costs like room rent to know how much of the insurance amount will be paid.  If you are checking into a hospital that is a part of the network hospitals of your health insurance company, you will be eligible for the cashless benefit.  Otherwise, you may have to pay the medical expense and then wait for reimbursement by the insurance company.
  3. Disclosing information – it is possible that a specialist is performing a procedure may not know about the other medications or alternative therapy that you may be taking. If you are taking blood thinners or vitamin supplements, inform the doctor about them.  Keep a note of prescribed medications that are needed and arrange for a friend or relative to have them ready. Delegate a person who can call or email other people about the surgery or procedure. Get information on the visiting hours and the discharge date.
  4. Getting things ready – Your doctor will determine if you need to go for laboratory tests, surgery or some other treatment when you are in the hospital. You may need to carry the document that is a validation of your admission to the hospital. Know beforehand about how long you have to wait before admission.  Get information about the time and date of the treatment, which room or ward to go for treatment and such other things. Find out from the doctor’s office about if you should fast or the kind of diet you should have, before going for the procedure.  You may also need to get reports of lab tests like X-rays.

Know the names of doctors and other health assistants that you need to get in touch with, before the procedure. Bring along any letters from your primary care physician, should the specialist needs to double-check them. If there is a consent form that you need to sign before surgery, go through it carefully before signature. You may want to discuss the details in the consent form with your family or friends too. Get information about the post-operative procedure as well.

The diagnostic tests and other examinations will give a fair idea to the doctor about a medical procedure that may be needed.  If there is a surgery or admission to be done, and it is not an emergency, you can plan it accordingly and inform people at the workplace, so that there is no disruption of work. Also, it is possible that during the weekends, the doctor who attends to you may be having a day off and someone else would be stepping in for him. Make sure that you have his or her contact information and the said person is in the loop about your health condition.

Your doctor is the best judge to prescribe the course of treatment beneficial to you, and if you would really need a hospital stay.  One of the determinants is the diagnostic tests.  Contact a reputed center for diagnostic services to know about the state of your health.

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Patient Testimonials

“Finding the best place for a diagnostic test is as important as consulting the best doctor. The Apollo name was what guided me to Apollo Diagnostics and I am indeed glad that I came here. From attending us on time to sample collection, everything flowed so smoothly. I was particularly impressed by the hygiene. It was definitely a value for money experience. Thanks a lot Apollo Diagnostics…keep up the good work!”

Mrs. Ferha Jabeen, Old Bowenpally, Secunderabad

“I Have heard a lot of good things about Apollo Diagnostics from our family physician as well as from relatives and friends. So then next time I needed a diagnostic centre, I visited Apollo Diagnostics and I was really glad I did. For one, I didn’t have to wait. The technician was extremely good, and the place was really clean. It was certainly a value for money experience. Great job Apollo Diagnostics!”

Ms. T. Jaya, Nakkalagutta, Hanmakonda

“I must say Apollo Diagnostics places a great value on time and patient comfort! I am a fan of their home collection service which is not only on time and technically sound, but the hygiene and cordiality of the visiting technician is also commendable. Hats off! I’ll continue to recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my family and friends.”

Mr. B. Pochaiah, Mallikarjuna Nagar Colony, Old Bowenpally, Secunderabad

“I have always had a great experience with Apollo Diagnostics. The calls are unfailingly answered. The scheduled appointment is kept to the minute. The phlebotomist is well-trained in both technique and putting the patient at ease. Apollo Diagnostics undoubtedly delivers value for money. They will always be my top option for all the diagnostic needs of my family.”

Mr. Prasanta Kumar Jena, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

“I came to know about Apollo Diagnostics from my relatives and friends. So, when I required a check up to be done, I thought about trying their service once. From sticking to the appointed time to accuracy of technique, it was really a great experience overall. Hygiene of the technician and the centre as well, was also quite admirable. I certainly felt it delivers value for money service. From now on, I’ll always visit Apollo Diagnostics for all my checkups.”

Mr. Venkateshwar Rao, Hanmakonda

“I was looking for a good diagnostic centre to get some checkups done. I was confused as there are so many of them all over the city. Some of my friends recommended Apollo Diagnostics as the best one. I’ll always remain thankful to them. The technician at Apollo Diagnostics was not only punctual but his competency was certainly praiseworthy. I never felt any discomfort as he was so confident and compassionate. Great job Apollo Diagnostics!”

Mr. T Radhakishan Rao, Hanmakonda

“My experience with Apollo Diagnostics has been consistently good. Securing the appointment was very easy and the schedule was maintained to the dot. The behaviour of the technician was pleasant and he was well–versed with his job. The place was noticeably clean and I did not face any discomfort during the process. The reports were delivered as promised and surprisingly, the service was pretty affordable. I would recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my circle without any hesitation!”

Mr. Arif Ameer, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

“Apollo Diagnostics came highly recommended by my friends. I was particularly impressed by their cordiality, time management and process competence. Another must mention is the hygiene factor that is impeccable. Given the quality delivered, this is certainly a value for money experience. Thanks a lot Apollo Diagnostics…keep up the great work!”

Ms. A.Madhavi, Warangal

“Our family physician strictly instructed me to get the checkup done at Apollo Diagnostics. I am glad I respected his opinion. I was attended to as soon as I went in. The technician was a true expert at his job and made it a painless experience for me. I also observed that the centre was spotless and all the staff members were particular about maintaining hygiene. Apollo Diagnostics certainly delivers value for money. I’ll always recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my family and friends.”

Ms. Vimala, Hanmakonda

“My Apollo Diagnostics experience has thus far been truly amazing. Besides unfailingly maintaining the schedule – be it sample taking or report delivery, their sense of cleanliness is also tops. The technicians are well-trained and do their job with diligence and in a friendly manner that puts patients at ease at once. Apollo Diagnostics is setting a very high standard indeed! Now that’s what I call a fine job!”

Ms. G. Jyothi, Warangal