How often do you see a doctor?

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by ysabel, Jun 11, 2008.


Do you see the doc...

  1. periodically

  2. each time you're sick

  3. only when you're seriously sick (big time)

  4. others

  1. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Do you see one:

    - periodically (whether or not you're sick)?
    - whenever you're sick?
    - only when you're really really really really sick?

    Or others like "only when I'm asked by xxx".

    Do you think people visit the doctors unnecessarily or never enough?

  2. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    Funny you should post this - I haven't been to the doctor in over 2 years, since right after Delaney was born because I don't have insurance, but I got a letter yesterday from my doctor saying I was overdue for an annual, so I was just going to suck it up and pay out of pocket.
  3. AngelsPeak

    AngelsPeak Wanna play?

    I've only been twice since my youngest was born. I had to go before we went to Disney 3 years ago because I had pulled a tendon in my foot...NEVER let a doc talk you into cortisone shots.:shake: The 2nd time was for x-rays that I never followed up on.
    Weird that you made this thread Ysabel, I was just talking to someone about this last night.
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  4. Major

    Major 4 legs good 2 legs bad V.I.P.

    I only go when I'm really really really sick or if I have a serious injury. It has to be approaching life-threatening. I don't have insurance, but I just hate going anyway. I had to go last summer for a blood test to check for lyme disease. I think that's the only time I've been to the doctor in the last 8-10 years.
  5. bball4life

    bball4life Alfred :: Gotham Hero

    i only go when i am majorly sick, or i injure myself(broken bones, etc.)
  6. Swiftstrike

    Swiftstrike Registered Member

    I see them periodically.

    I see a Dermatologist (bout ever 3 or 4 months)
    and Asthma Specialist (once or 2x a year)
    Typical Physician (once or 2x a year)
    Dentist (bout 3x a year)

    I am less inclined to go now though since my insurance changed (and I am not sure all my doctors are covered by it now) and I have to take a vacation day to go see a doctor.

    I am seeing the dentist this friday and I saw my dermatologist a month or so ago.

    I am due for a physical in july and I am trying to schedule something for my Lung specialist.
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  7. Blueyes

    Blueyes Registered Member

    Well I work for a hospital so we are notorious for not seeing physicians. If I'm sick I tell the physician I work for what I want and he writes me a script lol

    I do see a GYN once a year and beyond that I have to by dying which is usually what happens when I end up seeing one lol The last time was when I herniated some disks the day after Christmas 2 years ago and STILL came to work.
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  8. viLky

    viLky ykLiv

    Same with me. I don't have insurance and even if I did I wouldn't go. The only time I wanted to go was when I wanted to find out my blood type and I did that with the Red Cross. Now that I got that accomplish I don't need/want to go to the doctor.

    I'll go if I feel that I need to go, though.
  9. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    I'm glad I made a timely thread for Jeanie and Angels, lol. :p

    If doctor consultations were more affordable, do you think it would change people's habits regarding doctor visits?

    In here, because of affordable healthcare people do see the doctors more often than "life threatening sickness" visits. However, I don't want to see a doctor just because I have been coughing for 3 days, for example. I feel it's too trivial to actually seek professional help for something which is not that serious (and I probably take the doctors appointment time when someone else who might need his expertise for a more serious problem wants to see him). But yeah, I still go or I'll hear the lecture of "health is the most important thing" from my family. :lol:
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  10. Duke1985

    Duke1985 EatsApplePieShitsFreedom

    The insurance plan I'm on doesn't cover a whole lot so if I can't deal with something on my own I'll go see a doctor but thats about it.

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