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Don’t Be a Doctor Dodger

Nearly 60% of men say they won’t see a doctor even it they think they have a real health issue. That’s a serious claim! Hear from Margaret Richardson-Nixon, MD, with Southwell Medical Clinic (formerly Affinity Clinic) as she explains why it’s important to be brave for annual wellness visits.

Why do men put off seeing a doctor?

Many men are simply uncomfortable talking about health issues. Others don’t have a doctor and don’t feel the need to find one. With wellness visits, men often think, “If I’m healthy, why do I need to take time out of my day to go to the doctor?”

Do wellness visits really save lives?

When you go to your yearly wellness visit, your doctor is going to make sure you are up to date on the life-saving screenings you need. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get answers about any unexplained you might be brushing off.

What advice would you give to someone putting off their wellness visit?

Remember, you deserve to take care of your health so you can be there for the ones you love. Set aside the excuses and take the first step toward routine check-ups by scheduling an appointment with a local physician.

Being proactive and getting preventative checkups could save your life. To make an appointment with Dr. Richardson-Nixon, please call 229-391-4100.