Most people view going lớn the doctor as a hassle, especially the self-employed. As someone who likely has a demanding work schedule that can span beyond the limits of a traditional 9-to-5, going to the doctor may seem lượt thích an unnecessary burden. Work is crazy enough, and the last thing you want to lớn do is give sầu up the little free time you have lớn go to a doctor’s office.

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Here’s the thing: if you wait until you’re already siông xã lớn go lớn the doctor, you may kết thúc up spending more time & money on healthcare than you could have if you’d kept things in kiểm tra. We look at a few reasons why you should go to the doctor, even if you’re not siông xã.


1. Relationship-building with your primary care physician

If you’ve been slacking on visiting your primary care doctor, now is a great time to select one (if you don’t already have one) và begin building that relationship. Why is this relationship important? Having a trusted doctor you visit regularly means you have someone who knows the ins và outs of your medical history and who can help you plan for a healthy future. Perhaps you’ve sầu had a bad experience in the past, but that shouldn’t keep you from focusing on healthy times ahead. Find a doctor that is right for you & who you trust. It could be the start khổng lồ a beautiful, life-saving relationship!


2. Identify any health risks

Another great reason khổng lồ get in touch with your doctor is to lớn make sure there aren’t any hazardous health risks looming unchecked. It’s especially important lớn check in with your doctor if your family has a history of high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or other chronic và serious conditions. Family history could put you at risk, too, & you don’t want lớn wait to find out. Visiting with your doctor can identify any risks và also help you put together a plan to lớn lower your risk & determine any additional tests you may need.


3. Keep your toàn thân balanced

The toàn thân is a complex machine that consists of many interconnected systems that keep it running. Just like an engine, the body toàn thân needs khổng lồ be checked from time lớn time khổng lồ make sure all systems are running as expected & that everything is in good condition. Things like weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and other vitals và markers should be tracked và monitored over time. Changes may signal that something is wrong or that something in one’s diet or environment needs to be adjusted.

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4. Healthy mind matters

In addition khổng lồ keeping your physical body in kiểm tra, it’s important lớn keep tabs on your mental state too. Many people are at risk for depression and may not even know it. They may also be at increased risk due lớn different factors. Since it can be difficult khổng lồ recognize symptoms on our own, visiting a doctor can ensure we don’t miss something important with our mental health. Routine mental health screenings can detect any warning signs và keep our mental health in check before more serious problems arise.


5. For prevention

Health prevention is critical for long-term health. Routine screening tests, lab work, and vaccines can prsự kiện serious issues from occurring later on. Checking in with your doctor lớn ensure that you’re on traông chồng with any health screenings or lab work that may be due is important. At the very least, don’t forget to lớn get your flu shot each year!

6. For peace of mind

Everyone has likely played the (not-so-fun) game of “Google my symptoms.” With the internet and sites lượt thích WebMD, it’s easy & tempting to consider yourself a professional and lớn self-diagnose what could be wrong. Unfortunately, you’re just not qualified. Self-diagnosing based on mạng internet articles alone is not only a bad idea, but can lead khổng lồ unnecessary worry and fear.

Opt to lớn visit with your trusted primary care doctor instead. She will underst& your unique medical history & be able khổng lồ provide a personalized evaluation that exceeds the limitations of your generic WebMD diagnosis. Schedule an appointment with your doctor so she can paint the full health picture for you — & provide any necessary treatment to keep you in your best health. plans provide không tính phí primary care khổng lồ members, so you can see your primary care doctor as often as you’d like...for free! We believe sầu in the importance of the doctor-patient relationship and we want to support it. You enjoy same-day, half-hour long appointments and 24/7 direct telephone access khổng lồ your doctor...& it’s all 100% included in your monthly premium. Ready khổng lồ get started? Get your không tính tiền quote.

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