I have a demanding schedule. Why do I have to take a day off to see a doctor?
Many people wait too late until they’re already sick and need to be hospitalized to get medical care.
Here are 5 good reasons why you should see a doctor:
1) Establish Your Health Risk
Does your family have a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer or other significant disease?
If so, you may be at risk for these conditions and there are ways you can proactively lower your risk.
Work with your doctor to get the proper screening tests. If you have wellness benefits on your insurance plan, these screening tests maybe a payable benefit.
2) Keep Your Body in Check
If you haven’t seen a doctor in awhile, you may not realize how your body is changing. Have you lost or gained a significant amount of weight? Plus, are you monitoring your heart rate and blood pressure markers over time?
A routine doctor’s visit can be like a system of checks and balances for your body. Wellnes is a good benefit to have on your health insurance.
3) Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Do you have difficulty sleeping on a consistent basis? Chronic sleep disorders can actually increase your long-term risk for hypertension, depression and diabetes.
Seeing a doctor can help you identify possible underlying causes for your restless nights. Get the help you need to get some extra deep sleep.
Regular exercise can help you sleep better at night and get rid of stress.
4) Get Peace of Mind
When you have a health question or concern, it’s easy to turn to the Internet for answers.
Yes, medical-related websites can be a great resource. But, reading about your health issues online can make you worry and fearful.
You are unique and deserve a personalized evaluation by your doctor. You’ll get the full picture when you discuss your questions directly with your doctor.
5) Establish a Good Relationship with Your Doc
If you never see a doctor, you can’t develop a relationship with them and work with them to shape your healthy present and future. Of course, on the other hand, you may be really healthy
Every doctor you see may not be the right one for you. You owe it to yourself to keep looking until you find a doc that you like and trust.
Doctor Visits by Phone
It’s now easier than ever to find and see a doctor, especially since more physicians are offering telemedicine (doctor visits on the phone) options.
You can easily see a doctor on your schedule and at your convenience.
With telemedicine, you can visit with your doctor by phone! Your can talk to a doctor who can prescribe medicines as needed.
Telemedicine is a significant and rapidly growing component of healthcare in the United States.
According to American Well, 65% of all patients are willing to use telemedicine for a virtual visit with their primary care providers. More than 50 million Americans are even willing to switch their doctor just to access them via a virtual visit.
According to research from NTT Data, nearly 75% of patients are comfortable communicating with their doctors using technology instead of seeing them in person.
Telemedicine is safe, guided by standards and clinical practice guidelines and backed by decades of research and demonstrations. It’s safe and a cost-effective way to extend healthcare delivery.
Look for a healthcare plan that has tele-medicine that covers basic general health, behavioral issues and dermatology.
Take some time to discuss your healthcare insurance coverage options by phone or schedule a webinar with a licensed insurance expert.
Review the exact benefits available so you can ask questions.
Call 281.979.5441 or contact us via email to setup a day/time that’s convenient for you to discuss your current needs for healthcare insurance coverage!
It may be the most informative 2-3 minutes of your life.