Do you have a loved one who continues to avoid doctor’s appointments and health screenings? Avoiding health issues has become all too common for Americans today.
The fear of standard screenings and test results tends to prevent many from scheduling regular doctor’s visits necessary to maintain good health.
MedicAlert reminds Americans that living healthy, active lives needs to be a priority, and begins with just one visit to the doctor. We challenge you to help your loved one learn what he or she needs to do in order to get healthy and stay healthy.
A National Campaign Intended to Making Health a Priority
‘Take your Loved One to the Doctor Month’ encourages people to take charge of their own health and in turn to encourage loved ones to do the same. Families and others worldwide are encouraged to join together to promote good health in our communities. This can be accomplished by taking a loved one for a thorough health screening; while getting them accustomed to being mindful of their health by scheduling and keeping regular checkups.
Support Your Loved Ones in Getting the Medical Attention Necessary
Medical screenings such as blood tests; and proactively treating illnesses, can help combat preventable diseases among our communities.
When your loved one avoids seeing a doctor, a small health problem can quickly become a serious one. Many people tend to forget that most serious medical issues don’t have recognizable symptoms in the early stages.
It is important for people of all ages to regularly see a doctor. Those over the age 50 are at more risk to develop a medical condition and should commit to seeing their family physician at least 1-2 times per year.
Bring your Loved One’s Health Record to the Doctor for Review
It is important to bring your loved one’s MedicAlert personal health record to their next doctor’s appointment.
In order to ensure exceptional medical treatment in the event of an emergency, it is essential to keep all health information up-to-date. Have the doctor review the health record for accuracy including:
Just a reminder- Personal Health records can be updated anytime online at http://www.medicalert.org/ or with a MedicAlert trained specialist.