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Old 11-24-2012, 08:56 PM   #16
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:57 PM   #17
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I go whenever I need to. Same with taking my daughter. If I can't get in to see her doctor the same day we head to the urgent care clinic which is like an ER. I have MS so I don't take chances when it comes to my health. Of course, if I had to pay to go to a doctor it would be a different story. I know for sure I wouldn't be getting my yearly MRI and cat scan.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:02 PM   #18
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The last time i saw a doctor for a check up/physical the doctor couldn't figure out why I was there because I had no complaints. I thought you were supposed to go every year...
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:05 PM   #19
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I go a lot but mostly because I suffer from chronic blood pressure problems and I need to be monitored constantly. I do get regular tests done too - I think that it's wise to be careful.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:17 PM   #20
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Unless I'm in pain beyond level 7 of 10, am sick for more than a week, or have a problem that lasts more than 14 days then I go. Otherwise I can't afford to spend money on going to the doctor if I don't have a legit health problem or issue to be seen for. I'm part of the 99.9% of Americans who can't afford health insurance.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:42 PM   #21
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I go for check ups every year but mostly because I take synthroid so I have to,get blood tests & refills.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:13 PM   #22
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Unless I'm in pain beyond level 7 of 10, am sick for more than a week, or have a problem that lasts more than 14 days then I go. Otherwise I can't afford to spend money on going to the doctor if I don't have a legit health problem or issue to be seen for. I'm part of the 99.9% of Americans who can't afford health insurance.
Dramatic much?? I'm guessing you find the money for the all important bills like cable and cell phones When DH and I got married 15 years ago we were both in college, working part time jobs. He was 22, I was 20 and the one thing he said was you NEVER go uninsured. He refused to even contemplate marriage until we had secured health insurance. We were both young and very healthy, no issues, non-smokers, non-drinkers. I didn't appreciate the importance of having insurance at that point but he said that was the only way we could get married. I was very glad I listened to him when I was unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer at 24!

I do go to the Doctor yearly for a routine physical. Because of having cancer (melanoma) 10 years ago I like to keep on top of my health. I also see my dermatologist and gyno yearly.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:27 PM   #23
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I go every six months. I am on maintainence meds for several issues so to get my six month rx's have to go to get them refilled.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:35 AM   #24
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Dramatic much?? I'm guessing you find the money for the all important bills like cable and cell phones When DH and I got married 15 years ago we were both in college, working part time jobs. He was 22, I was 20 and the one thing he said was you NEVER go uninsured. He refused to even contemplate marriage until we had secured health insurance. We were both young and very healthy, no issues, non-smokers, non-drinkers. I didn't appreciate the importance of having insurance at that point but he said that was the only way we could get married. I was very glad I listened to him when I was unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer at 24!

I do go to the Doctor yearly for a routine physical. Because of having cancer (melanoma) 10 years ago I like to keep on top of my health. I also see my dermatologist and gyno yearly.
And I'm guessing you are one of those people who thinks everyone can just get insurance and that everyone without it just chooses not to get it? I don't qualify for private health insurance because I haveopte existing conditions. So don't go around talking about paying Cable bills and cell phone bills and equating that to not having health insurance. Sometimes it doesn't matter that you have the money for health insurance....companies won't give it to millions of people!!!
glad it worked it that you could get insurance so young....but for millions, it doesn't work like that.

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I see my internist for my yearly physical and as needed (usually end up there about 15 times per year)
I see my dermatologist every 3 months
Cardiologist every 4 weeks
Neuro every 6 months
Allergist usually every 6 weeks
Pulmonary every 3 months and as needed
GYN every 6 months
Sleep specialist every 3 months (medication adjustments)
GI about every 3-4 weeks right now

Even with 8 specialists, I still go for my yearly physical. I think preventive care is the most important part of medicine. It can save millions of dollars in costs not to mention the lives it can save. But obviously, the majority of people don't necessarily agree with me.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:04 AM   #25
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Please women, at least visit your gyno annually. I skipped one year. 2008. Felt sick in 2009 at Disneyworld, female type issues. Left a day early. After visit and pap found out I may have cancer. They did biopsies and I did have cancer.
Uterine and cervical.
I am fine now.
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Hopefully this is not rude but how old were you when diagnosed? I ask because my OB told me at my last appt that they don't do pap smears every year anymore. If you have a normal pap, you then go on a three year cycle. I see her every year for the basic once over (pelvic exam etc..) but I was wondering if the three year rule changes once you hit a certain age.

I am 33 and have had two children. Hoping to have one more but we have been having TTTC and I guess I am getting a little anal about wanting to know everything is working okay (if you know what I mean) so I am curious as to what you have been told about annual paps.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:15 AM   #26
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I don't go to the doctor unless I'm really sick. Naturally doctor's offices are full of sick people, why expose myself? I do understand that there are sick people everywhere but there's a better chance of catching something in a smaller enclosed space, like a waiting room where people are sneezing, coughing, and vomiting.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:34 AM   #27
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Hopefully this is not rude but how old were you when diagnosed? I ask because my OB told me at my last appt that they don't do pap smears every year anymore. If you have a normal pap, you then go on a three year cycle. I see her every year for the basic once over (pelvic exam etc..) but I was wondering if the three year rule changes once you hit a certain age.

I am 33 and have had two children. Hoping to have one more but we have been having TTTC and I guess I am getting a little anal about wanting to know everything is working okay (if you know what I mean) so I am curious as to what you have been told about annual paps.
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I was also told the same thing but opted to still have them every year and I am really glad because this year I had my very first abnormal pap smear. Thank God it was the lowest form of abnormal cells and there was no HPV but I will still have to have another one in 6 months. SO if you are given a choice between one and three years I would just suck it up and do it every year. Oh and I am 38.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:50 AM   #28
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Dramatic much?? I'm guessing you find the money for the all important bills like cable and cell phones When DH and I got married 15 years ago we were both in college, working part time jobs. He was 22, I was 20 and the one thing he said was you NEVER go uninsured. He refused to even contemplate marriage until we had secured health insurance. We were both young and very healthy, no issues, non-smokers, non-drinkers. I didn't appreciate the importance of having insurance at that point but he said that was the only way we could get married. I was very glad I listened to him when I was unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer at 24!

I do go to the Doctor yearly for a routine physical. Because of having cancer (melanoma) 10 years ago I like to keep on top of my health. I also see my dermatologist and gyno yearly.

Not everyone can get insurance. I have always been denied because of having had cancer - such is life for many millions. Yes, I have money for cell phones, cable, vacations and loads of other things. I still couldn't buy insurance though.
That being said, I go to the doctors for death bed kind of things. When you're paying 100% out of pocket you get choosy on what you will see a dr for.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:00 AM   #29
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Not everyone can get insurance. I have always been denied because of having had cancer - such is life for many millions. Yes, I have money for cell phones, cable, vacations and loads of other things. I still couldn't buy insurance though.
That being said, I go to the doctors for death bed kind of things. When you're paying 100% out of pocket you get choosy on what you will see a dr for.
Count me in those that can't get ins as well.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:04 AM   #30
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Other than the yearly visit to get woman parts checked, I avoid doctors.

I take the kids yearly.

DH sees the doctor monthly.
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