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View Poll Results: I haven't visited a doctor for at least
0 year (= visited doctor within the past year) 17 45.95%
1 years 5 13.51%
2 years 2 5.41%
3 years 4 10.81%
4 years 2 5.41%
5+ years 7 18.92%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-07-2011, 11:28 PM
 
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This should be an interesting poll, so please take it:

How many of you haven't visited a doctor for a long time (not even having annual exams) because you have been feeling perfectly fine? How many years have it been since your last doctor visit (including regular checkups)?

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Old 10-08-2011, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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4 years
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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I established a PCP this year, had not had one in about 5 years or so. In the time in between I'd gone to an urgent care 1x and the ER 1x (for a urinary tract infection). I went almost 3 years without seeing an ob/gyn, but started going again last year. Overall I'm very healthy. But I figure I need a PCP so I'm not having to go to the urgent care clinic again for something stupid (in my case, poison ivy - I wanted something prescription-strength to deal with it).
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:33 PM
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That poll didn't go very far, should have gone to 10+, 15+ and 20+ years.

For illness, probably over 20 years, can't remember cos it's been so long. For work related injury, around 10 years ago.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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I have been seeing doctors on a regular basis for the last couple of years (High blood pressure, cholesterol, Singles, Peripheral Neuralgia, blah, blah, blah).

Before that it had been so long that my doctor retired and I never knew...

When I turned 60 my body just started falling apart.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Beside visiting an eye doctor and having catarract surgery earlier this year, I haven't been to an MD since the late 80s. I prefer consulting with naturopathic and ayurvedic physicians. MDs and other allopathic practitioners are a last resort for me, when all else fails.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:24 PM
 
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I haven't been to a doctor because I was sick in several years. But I did have a precancerous thing frozen off my cheek (guess that counts as being sick) earlier this year and I get regular ob/gyn and PC screenings.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:55 PM
 
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Opinions, please: what is the value of annual check up, if you feel healthy? I'm like when I (or family member) get an annual check up and see a few items out of normal range, I'd be concerned and try to look for info about what kind of conditions I/they might have or will have. But years later, everything still fine. So the check up really does more harm to my psychological health.
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:39 AM
 
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ssww wrote:
So the check up really does more harm to my psychological health.
That's the point that most people just don't catch on to. We have been brainwashed by the ongoing propaganda to get those annual checkups, regardless of the damage caused to our psyches.
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Washington County, ME
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So... if you are above a certain age, do some of you not agree with mammograms, Pap tests, yearly (or so) checks with a dermatologist for skin cancers, colonoscopy, eye exams?
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