Do people go to doctors too much these days?

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  1. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 13 years ago

    Do people go to doctors too much these days?

    you hear about people going to the doctor everytime they cough, cut themselves etc. shouldn't we let our bodies heal themselves most of the time?

  2. simplymoneyboy profile image60
    simplymoneyboyposted 13 years ago

    Yeah, now it is winter season. People like to go to doctor smile

  3. BabyCheetah profile image66
    BabyCheetahposted 13 years ago

    Yes definitely, in my case I only go because I need a medical certificate for work otherwise I would not go unless I was really sick. If i have a cold/flu I know it, I don't need a doctor to tell me that sad

  4. profile image0
    Dandraposted 13 years ago

    yeah because it is now the season of paranoia as well in peoples minds they are sick...sick to stay in bed in cold mornings!!! only joking

  5. iamsergell profile image61
    iamsergellposted 13 years ago

    Yah, i guess. Its really getting cold nowadays. People get colds and stuff. As for me, thank God I am well and FYI, I've never been confined to a hospital, not to count when my mother conceived me. haha, LOL. big_smile

  6. Jeff Berndt profile image74
    Jeff Berndtposted 13 years ago

    On the contrary; I think most people don't see their doctor often enough.

    It's a good idea to get a checkup once a year, and most folks don't. Of course, it's silly to see the doctor every time you get a sniffle or stub your toe, but it can be disastrous to ignore a seemingly minor but persistent symptom.

    I've heard from doctor friends several stories about people who waited too long to have their particular complaint looked at, and when they finally went to see their doctor, it turned out to be advanced cancer, which if they'd caught it earlier would have been much more easily treatable, but now was terminal, or else required invasive surgery and months of radiation and chemotherapy.

    It's better to see your doctor too often than not often enough. There's an old taoist saying: One disease-long life. No disease-short life.

  7. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 13 years ago

    Jeff Berndt : i'll have to  disagree with you. there is no need to get a check-up once a year . yes in some cases people wait too long but it is rare. by going to a doctor regularily, you become dependant on them to the point it effects your mind as well as your body. in canada health care is free and so many people abuse this right, it sucks.

  8. sangre profile image91
    sangreposted 13 years ago

    I used to think it was a waste going to them, but now I've changed my mind. I have ended up going twice this year where I hadn't previously gone for nearly 14 years. I more concerned about my health the more older I get.

  9. profile image0
    klevifushaposted 13 years ago

    It's a delicate situation. It's hard to come up with a one sided answer because some people, like you mentioned, go to the doctor every time they cough. On the contrary, the other majority don't see the doctor at all, not even if they're deathly sick. There has to be a balance between the two.

  10. Thesource profile image66
    Thesourceposted 13 years ago

    In the US people do not go to the doctor enough simply because it is too expensive. In the US doctors operate as a business. Therefore they do this for profit. This is true even with the high priced insurance premiums they pay.

    However, in other countries people go to the doctor when they are concerned about their health. Cost is not factor there, as the nation as a whole shares the medical cost through taxes. The quality of health care is good and costs are low because those societies to not have to pay corporate profits. In additional there is no advertisement costs or duplication of services, and other costs created by the  huge volume of paper work and time spent in processing health insurance claims. Therefore when you pay through the nation's tax-based system you save more on health care costs.

    As one who has experienced health care in the US and other countries,  I would disagree with nightwork4 and actually agree with Jeff Berndt. Health statistics shows that Canadians are far more healthier than those in the US. Frequent consultation  with the doctor in beneficial because early detection is possible. I know of many whose lives were saved because of this and they live overseas. In the US system it would be too late. A Harvard study shows that 45,000  people in the US die every year because they can afford to see the doctor.

  11. justom profile image59
    justomposted 13 years ago

    They sure do and it's a damn shame that medicine is now big business. It's called the medical industrial complex, seems like the only construction going on now is new medical buildings and a ton of jobs are in that field. It's kind of hard to tell kids not to do drugs when we all seem to be on something.

  12. TheMonk profile image61
    TheMonkposted 12 years ago

    I think I have not gone to a doctor since I was 12.

    Nah! Just kidding. smile However, unless I really need it, I tend to avoid it. Don´t like doctors too much. Don´t know why.


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