How often do you see a doctor?

Do you see the doc...


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AeonFlux

I am the edge!
#11
I work at a hospital and the insurance is great for employees there. Annual physicals are free and the cost of other appointments is almost nothing. They want all their employees healthy, though, so they are always testing us and giving us vaccinations. The nice part about that is there is no charge for the vaccinations and tests, but I get tired of all the needles. We get tested for TB every 6 months! As far as going in when I'm sick, even with the low cost, I avoid it unless I think I'm really sick and don't seem to be getting better. I don't like to use up the doctor's time unless it's really necessary because I know how busy they are.
 

Babe_Ruth

Sultan of Swat
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#12
I have Free Health Care, but I barely go to the doctor, the last time I went about two years ago to take a physical. But if there's something really wrong with me I'll go see him, but if I feel fine there's no need to go see him in my opinion.
 

Dragon

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#13
I see my family doctor about once a year and then I see my heart doctor about every 6 months. Knock on wood that I don't need another surgery.
 

kiwi

The Original Kiwi
#14
Up until about 6 months ago I went monthly for what seemed like years. Other then that I get my yearly physical and only go when I'm really sick. I haven't been to the doc cause I was sick since 2003, and before that it was 2001 when I got appendicitis and I only went then cause my sister dragged me (ok, not much dragging was involved cause I was in so much pain I couldn't move, but I just wanted to sleep it off.)
 

icegoat63

Son of Liberty
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#15
I havent seen a standard run of the mill doctor in years, seriously the last time I had any type of check up was in high school, my senior year I had a physical. That was back in 03-04.

When I thrashed my ankle last year I had no choice but to go to a joint specialist, after that little visit I only visited him when I needed to. Finished up my PT and checked the F outta there.

I do have very poor eyesight, been wearing Glasses and Contacts since Kindergarten. Because of that I have to visit my optometrist every 6 months for a check up. I have a very unstable astigmatism thats plagued me generally all my life.

Aside from that Im a very healthy horse. Im rarely sick, never in my life have I broken any bones (although I came very close with my ankle). Im not allergic to hardly anything, I had asthma when I was younger but got over it. However even with my clean bill of health I have always had insurance. Kinda surprised me when I noticed how many people dont have it here. Its one of those things I've just paid and taken for granted, like they say "rather be safe then sorry".
 
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dDave

Guardian of the Light
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#16
I'll be honest, i have never been to the doctor in the entire memory of my life, don't even know the family doctors name.

However I did go into a walk in clinic once because I had some type of virus in my throat and i could barely talk, and it was all topped off with a really bad ear infection. :(
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
#18
I'll be honest, i have never been to the doctor in the entire memory of my life, don't even know the family doctors name.

However I did go into a walk in clinic once because I had some type of virus in my throat and i could barely talk, and it was all topped off with a really bad ear infection. :(
Were you born in a stable? :lol:
 

Boredie

In need of Entertainment
#19
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?
Right now I see a doc periodically since I'm pregnant (go once a month).
On a regular basis I tend not to bother with a doc unless I'm being bullied by my husband or really feel the need for it.
When it comes to my daughter I tend to want to take her whenever it seems she has the slightest problem, but I remind myself it's not that necerssary.
 
#20
I might have visited a doctor 3 times in the past 5 years. First one was for my jumpers knee on my left knee. The second visit was because of eczema and the third visit for my strained/partially ruptured MCL.

I don't ever plan to visit the doctor again for injuries on ligaments. They just tell me that I should rest. Even I could have figured that out. So that's why I always go to a physical therapist.
 
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