To ensure that you get the best care possible, you want to play an active role in improving and maintaining your own health. Becoming your own advocate is an extremely important step. This means being prepared with supporting documentation when you see your physician and having as much information as possible so that your physician can make the right diagnosis.You and your physician should decide together on the best way to manage your condition. Become an informed patient. Read extensively about your diagnosed condition and/or symptoms, Bring your questions and possible options for treatment to your doctor for discussion and consideration. .