Why Bother with a Check-up?

Why you should never self diagnose:

Doctors go through a decade of education to help them understand human health, disease, and related conditions. So, why do you attempt to diagnose yourself based on information you’ve read on the Internet? And why do you avoid having regular checkups?

Why checkups are important

Even if you aren’t sick, you should see your doctor at least once a year for a checkup. This is especially true as you get older. You may not want to go to the doctor, but having a proper examination by a qualified physician could save you years of future pain and chronic illness. Some diseases and conditions can be treated easily if they are discovered in their early stages. Many of these conditions could be fatal or have devastating long-term effects that could have been avoided just by getting a check-up.

Establishing a relationship

In addition to knowing the in-depth details of your personal health, going to the doctor regularly establishes a relationship with that doctor and the staff. You can consult with him or her about blood tests you have had in the past and he/she will know enough about your history to give you educated answers to your questions. If you don’t have a regular doctor, you are trusting your health to someone who knows only the very minimum about you that they read quickly off the chart before entering the room. A good relationship with your doctor is the best way to stay on top of your physical health condition.

Another benefit is that your regular doctor knows who you are when you get sick. In moments, you will get the right treatment, without worrying about possible allergic reactions or overlapping medications that should not be taken together. Schedule your checkup and make sure you go regularly.

Schedule an appointment

So what are you waiting for? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bucay at her offices in La Casita and Sonterra! Dr. Bucay serves San Antonio TX and surrounding areas.

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