This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before. - Maya Angelou
In August, I feel like you can almost smell the new textbooks. The new pencils and the crisp new clothes for the new school year. New markers, new shoes, maybe even a new hairstyle (OK, it was the 80s, so maybe it was a new, bigger set of bangs).
And every year before school started, we had to get our annual physical. Nobody likes getting a shot, but I do remember my doctor making jokes and asking questions, and sometimes giving advice my mom was grateful for. I know it took some planning for my mom, but going to the doctor was worth it. She referred us to a dermatologist for a suspicious-looking mole. Once she caught an ear infection I didn’t know I had – though I had felt like my head was stuffy for a few days, I just didn’t realize that’s what it was.
Visiting the doctor to catch anything serious before it becomes more painful or problematic is important, whether you’re a young child or a grown adult. As we get older, it becomes harder and harder to make time – our schedules get so jam-packed. But so often, you hear stories about not going to the doctor until something became a major problem, or not bringing up a nuisance they thought couldn’t be fixed. In so many of those cases, a regular checkup would have nipped the issue in the bud, or found an easier treatment before the challenge became more advanced.
As we head into fall this year, make time for an annual checkup. There are all sorts of issues we might be able to catch, or even general, everyday situations we can help relieve. We stay on schedule and make sure our patients have time to chat with our practitioners, but also can come and go with ease, not having to spend a long time waiting.
I hope to see you at our practice soon! Schedule a visit today with the button below. We look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Julie Drolet
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