Making smart decisions for your health
Your doctors and nurses are always available to offer medical guidance, but ultimately, you are in charge of your own healthcare. At Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, we are a team of dedicated doctors and nurses who live and work in the same community as our patients. As your neighbors in Thousand Oaks, we genuinely want to help you live life well. Our hospital gives you the tools, resources and superior patient education you need to make smart decisions for your healthcare.
Choosing a hospital
Watch this featured video to hear from an administrator at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. He explains some of the factors you might consider when choosing a hospital. It’s always a smart idea to research the hospital’s patient satisfaction and patient safety scores, for instance.
You could also take a look at the support services the hospital offers and the medical specialties available. If you have a heart condition, you’ll probably want to choose a hospital with an outstanding reputation for cardiology services.
Choosing a primary care physician
It’s important to establish a long-term relationship with a primary care physician with whom you feel comfortable. When you feel confident with your choice of doctor , you may be more willing to discuss the sensitive, personal information that will inform your treatment plan.
Your family physician will also track your health changes over time, coordinate your care and provide referrals when needed.
Being a proactive patient
A proactive patient is one who seeks health information, asks questions and, in general, takes an active role in his or her healthcare. If you have a medical condition, you can proactively work with your doctor to ensure your treatment plan suits your needs.
Even for those who are generally healthy, being a proactive patient is important. It means you’re willing to assess your lifestyle, make changes if needed and remain alert to changes in your health.
For comprehensive healthcare in every stage of life, you can count on the highly skilled providers at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. We are leading providers of emergency care, cardiology services, neuroscience and surgery. Learn more about our uncompromising commitment to quality care on our website or by calling a nurse at (877) 888-5746.