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Staying Healthy: Doctor’s Appointments

Summer is officially over and fall is here for now. It’s easy to brush off routine visits to the doctor when you’re in your twenties and thirties. With the end of the year fast approaching and flu season looming, make sure to book these important doctor’s appointments and make sure your health comes first!

I suggest taking an hour of your time now to make all of your appointments, rather than trying to cram them in when your insurance is running out, time is running short, and your vacation and personal days are basically gone.

It’s a super simple way to make sure you’re caring for your own well-being, and building that into your schedule all year long.

As for exactly what appointments you need to make? I’ve got that all for you down below. Here are the 6 Doctor’s Appointments you need to make right now.

1. Dentist

Of course everyone wants their smile to be as bright as possible, but did you know that taking care of your teeth is good for your overall health as well?

According to the Mayo Clinic, oral health might affect, or be affected by, various diseases and conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

I, for one, will be going to get my regular check up at Metro Decatur Dental Group, PC. Dr. Gary Simms is most known for his calm, caring demeanor and ability to help produce fantastic results for his clients.

Doctor's Appointments: Metro Decatur Dental Group

Metro Decatur Dental Group PC offers a wide array of dental procedures including teeth whitening, cleanings, fillings, root canals, crowns, and even veneers.

I have always struggled with being confident in my teeth and my smile and Metro Decatur Dental Group, PC offers services to unlock the best you by fixing over-bites, under-bites, discoloration, yellow teeth, missing teeth, or anything else you may need.

With a convenient location in Decatur, Georgia, don’t miss out on getting your teeth fixed and cleaned by a renowned and respected restorative dentistry specialist.

Be prepared to take a million holiday photos by making sure your smile is the most beautiful smile possible!

2. Therapist

We are about to head into the most stressful time of year.

5 of the major holidays are about to be upon us and it is so important to put your mental health first.

Make sure you talk to your therapist and get the necessary tools to deal with all of the stressors that fall and winter bring.

Therapy is an active, involved, and effortful process.

It’s not surgery but rather like rehab.

You can’t just sit there and wait for it to be done to you or for you.

Ready yourself with the necessary tools to deal with difficult family members and those relationships that are just plain toxic to your life.

You can do it!

3. General practitioner

Make sure your body is in tip top shape before the overindulgence of food and drinks for the holidays.

Doctor's Appointments: General Practitioner

Your general practitioner will perform a physical exam and ask general health questions as well as assess your medical history and risk factors while looking for red flags.

You don’t necessarily have to go to your GP for your flu shot, but it’s a wise decision to kill two birds with one stone.

4. Eye doctor

The American Optometric Association recommends a visit to the eye doctor every two years until you reach 60.

Your eye doctor will check for signs of the four most common eye diseases: glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration.

Plus, if you wear contacts or glasses, your eye doctor can ensure that your prescription is up-to-date.

With the holiday’s right around the corner, it is important that your eye sight is on point to fight the holiday traffic and you’re looking fabulous for all of the holiday photos that will be taken!

Doctor's Appointments: Eye Doctor

5. Gynecologist

It is a wise decision to visit a gynecologist starting at age 21, regardless of sexual activity.

At a routine gynecologist appointment, you’ll receive a Pap smear, a pelvic exam, and a breast exam.

During the pelvic exam, your doctor will check your reproductive organs for things that might affect fertility.

The breast exam, which is a crucial part of breast cancer prevention, looks for unusual skin texture, discoloration, or lumps.

The Pap smear, which checks for cell abnormalities in the cervix, is a preventative measure for cervical cancer.

My great grandmother passed from cervical cancer so this one really hits close to home for me.

Don’t be that person that missed out on early prevention because you forgot to schedule your next gynecologist appointment!

6. Radiologist

While breast cancer is rare in women younger than 40, yearly mammograms are necessary for those with a family history of breast cancer.

With Breast Cancer Awareness month right around the corner, don’t miss your opportunity to get a free mammogram screening at many locations.

My great grandmother fought breast cancer and won, but so many people are not that lucky.

Make sure to schedule your appointment as soon as possible!

Remember, these six doctor’s appointments only cover the basics. Make sure that you are up to date and schedule accordingly. Depending on your family and medical history, your routine checkups might include visits to a specialist or other specific tests. Always make sure to put your best you out there and that starts with putting your health first!

Doctor’s Appointments: More Resources

If you found any of these tips helpful, make sure to check out my 7 Keys to Staying Healthy while Everyone You is Sick.

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(2) Comments

  1. mydreamality says:

    Really helpful post, I need to go to the dentist urgently!

    1. Jackie Espada says:

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting 💜

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