When it’s time to see your doctor, do you feel anxious? If so, you are not alone! Multiple studies over the past 10 years have shown that about a third of adults report anxiety or fear surrounding doctor visits. Many of those people avoid getting the care they need due to their discomfort.
If you are reluctant to go to your doctor’s office, your feelings are valid. Many factors may play a role in your feelings, including past trauma, fear of receiving a serious diagnosis, or frustration with processes like scheduling and billing. But it’s important to remember that keeping up with routine medical care is essential to your health.
Below are some tips to overcome your nerves and get the care you need and deserve from your doctors.