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StickyJ Medical ID and sister company Thoughtful Impressions have been family owned and operated for more than 23 years. The company is led by CEO Lori Torman, who has an eye for great quality and classic styles. In the early days of medical id bracelets (we're talking 1960's), medical alert bracelets were pretty boring -- basically engraved metal tags with curb link chains. The same styles were offered for children, just smaller (no wonder kids didn't want to wear them). And, by the end of the 20th century things hadn't improved that much. Lori was among the first to recognize that medical id's could be fashion conscious, and in 2005 launched designs in leather as well as stainless, and introduced polyester kids medical id bracelets that had cute designs. The sport strap line of child medical id's she introduced nearly 20 years ago is still the most popular line of children's medical jewelry on the market today, but now we've added Minecraft Medical ID bracelets for Kids and Adults, and we now produce more than 100 different styles of medical alert bracelets and necklaces for men and women. Our engraved bracelets are individually custom engraved by our team of master engravers, shipped within three (M-F) business days from the date you order, and all products come with a 90 warranty against manufacturing defects. Please come and shop with us today. It will be our pleasure to serve you.

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Become Your Own Best Healthcare Advocate

Become Your Own Best Healthcare Advocate

Posted by Julia Merrill on 21st Apr 2023

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Become Your Own Best Healthcare Advocate

Author: Julia Merrill

Are you looking for a way to control your health? Become your own healthcare advocate. Self-advocacy helps you feel confident in your health status and at ease with the care you receive. When you make health decisions with your doctor, you learn more about what you need to live healthier. You pay closer attention to your body and speak up about needs concerning your health. Here are some tips from StickyJ Medical ID to get you started on being a successful health advocate.

Understanding How Health Insurance Works

Most health insurance plans have a yearly deductible which must be met before any covered treatments are paid for by the insurer. After meeting your deductible, you may have coinsurance or copayments associated with services rendered that you must pay before coverage kicks in.

To calculate the amount needed to cover specific conditions, you must know what your health insurance covers. Understanding how your insurance works can help you avoid expensive and unexpected medical expenditures.

Take Advantage of Preventive Care

Preventive healthcare can help reduce the cost of seeking treatment. You can get advice on your health, treatment options, and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Seeking accessible preventive care can also connect you with others in the same position as you.

Do Not Be Afraid to Ask Questions

Ask your healthcare provider if you need to understand certain aspects of your treatment or diagnosis. Write down your questions to get all the information and clarification you need at once. Review any new procedure, medication, or treatment options for your condition with your doctor.

Know When to Get a Second Opinion

If you are uncomfortable with a diagnosis from your doctor, seek input on your condition from another doctor. A second opinion could save you from diagnostic errors and costly and unnecessary medical bills. It further clarifies your health issues and provides more treatment options for your condition.

Keep Medical Records Offline for Accessibility

Collect your health records and save them in a PDF format where your doctor can access them. If you have records in other formats, you can use a PDF file converter for free. Just remember where you saved the PDF so you can find it. If you save this PDF to your phone, then you will have access to the records without relying on Wi-Fi at the doctor's office. This helps your doctor understand your medical history without reviewing several documents from previous hospitals you have visited.

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

An important way to stay on top of your health is to assess your lifestyle. Make time to exercise regularly. If you work primarily at a desk, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Take a stroll during your lunch break. Eat a healthy and balanced diet. Replace fast food with a healthy salad or snack and drink lots of water. Remember to take time to unwind.

Review Medical Bills Periodically for Errors

There may be errors in your medical bills that could go unnoticed without a careful review. Reviewing your medical bills helps track and monitor your medical billing process. It can prevent overcharges and gives you the power to act if you are overbilled.

Connect with Yourself for Improved Health

Being your own health advocate can be challenging at times, but it helps you avoid unnecessary health bills and wrong medical diagnoses. The process of healing begins with doing what you can to stay organized and prepared, taking advantage of the opportunities and resources available to you .

StickyJ Medical ID offers an extensive line of medical ID bracelets for all ages. Visit to see more.