You are a 20-something male or female with a demanding work schedule and busy social life, in no way do you feel like taking time out of your day to visit your doctor for no other reason than just so they can check up on you. Seriously, the last thing you want to do is take time off work or miss a lunch with friends to go to the doctor’s office.
It might be a pain in the neck to visit your doctor, but it will be in your best interest. Some people wait too long to visit their doctor and wind up in the hospital with serious health issues. We aren’t saying that will happen to you, but there are plenty of other reasons you should pay a visit to your doctor. Privis Health, your digital healthcare provider, tells you why.
Establish a Relationship
If you rarely, if ever, see your doctor, there is no way you can establish and develop a good relationship. Having a regular physician means having a doctor who knows you and knows all about your health issues and concerns. Your doctor takes the information they learn from you and apply that knowledge to a healthy future.
Now, many people have bad experiences with doctors and that is to be expected, not every doctor is going to be right for you. But once you find a doctor you trust and get along with, it is important you see them on a regular basis to expand the relationship.
Keep Your Body in Check
When you were young, you wore a size 5 shoe, now you wear a size ten. The time it took for your feet to grow this much seems like a blink of an eye. But, in fact, it was a process that took years.
If you haven’t seen your doctor for quite some time, you might be shocked to know that your blood pressure has gone up or that you have high cholesterol. These are problems that just don’t happen overnight and need to be discovered and addressed as soon as possible.
Your body is always changing and some of these changes aren’t necessarily good. You might not think anything is wrong with you, but you never know. It is best if you visit your doctor on a regular basis and have your vital signs monitored routinely.
The key to a long and healthy life is prevention. From vaccinations to blood tests to mammograms and colonoscopies, your doctor is the key to a healthy life. It might seem like a hassle to get blood work done or have to take a day off for a colonoscopy, but it is these tests that literally add years to your life.
Establish Health Risks
If your family has a history of high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer or heart disease, you could be at risk of these conditions as well. So it is important that you work with your doctor to see what you can do to lower your risk.
Peace of Mind
We are willing to bet that at some point in your life, you have consulted Web MD or some other medical website concerning symptoms you have had. Reading up on the numerous causes of the pain you are suffering in your arm only leads to unnecessary worry and fear.
Your pain or other symptoms are unique to you and you deserve a personalized evaluation. Instead of relying on the internet for an incorrect diagnosis, get the real story about your health from your doctor.
Privis Health partners with an experienced team of healthcare executives who have created successful population health and provider-led care management programs. Contact us with questions.