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How Often Should You Go to the Doctor?

Friday, July 20, 2018 11:16:05 AM Australia/Melbourne

How Often Should You Go to the Doctor?Some people are diligent about going to their doctor on a regular basis, sometimes they’re even passionate about them. We take our hats off to people like this, who are making their health a priority and being proactive about getting ahead of illnesses and injuries. Healthcare has come a long way and still has a long way to go. Insurance offerings range from country to country. Sometimes it’s readily available, but too often it’s not. When it comes to the countries where it’s not as accessible, health rates decline rapidly, leading to higher rates of many of the world’s deadliest illnesses. These extend far beyond hearing, which is the passion of the Hearlink team. But we also know how important it is to promote general and the practices that you can follow to ensure that you feel your best. Today’s post reviews just how often you should be going to your different doctors.

 

First things, first – If something feels wrong, if something hurts or is out of the ordinary, get yourself to a doctor ASAP. If cost feels prohibitive to you, remind yourself that preventative healthcare and monitoring is far less expensive than trying to power through it. Take appendix pain for example. Yes, it may feel like a severe stomach ache, but if you don’t get to an emergency room right away, it can rupture and cause extensive and expensive surgery. It’s never, ever worth it to wait. Let’s look at a couple of other examples – like your teeth. If your tooth falls out, yes you need to go to the dentist immediately. You can damage the root of your tooth, which can generate pain and bills for years to come. Pelvic pain? Yes, you need to see your OBGYN. This is a great example of a scenario where you simply won’t necessarily know what’s wrong unless you talk to an educated expert.

 

But goodness willing you’re in good health, we recommend that you operate on the following timelines:

 

General Doctor

Make appointments with your general doctor at least once a year. Check it off of your to-do list by scheduling your next appointment at the end of your current one and immediately putting it on your calendar. If you have prescriptions that require in-person check-in’s, your situation will be specific to you, but make sure that you’re taking care of these regularly. They won’t take long, and you’ll get the medications that you need on the right schedule.

 

Dentist

The old rule of thumb was once a year, but organizations like Colgate Oral Health Center reminds us that this rule was created during World War 2. Back then, oral hygiene was pretty poor. Luckily, it’s gotten better with new processes and technologies, so you can still listen to this cadence. Just remember to listen to your dentist. If your dentist identifies a root canal or cavity, don’t wait and leave it to chance.

 

Audiologist

Yes, we know there are dozens of other medicine specialties that you may want to leverage, but we’re closing on the one that we’re most passionate and educated about. Sometimes your general doctor is schooled in audiology, but make sure that you check. Otherwise seek out an audiologist in your area and schedule regular, annual appointments so that your ears are in top-notch shape to listen to all of the advice that you’re given.

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