What is the phrase; ask a silly question and get a answer? The assistant's reply, "You can but the co-pay won't be pretty". Gotta love people who can come back at ya on a dime.
Last week I had my annual physical, I have one every year around my birthday (also last week). While there I asked for, and received, my blood work results. But they were incomplete, not all test results were on the copy I received. So I await the Doc to call me with the scoop. Planning to give these numbers as much importance as I am the scale & the tape measure. Otherwise when I was there my blood pressure was good, he was pleased at my weight loss, and all else checked out Ok. Just waiting on the blood work now.
What credence do you put in your doctor's opinions and advice?
I ask the question because I know a few folks that do not respect the advice of doctors beyond the problem they are there to see them about. Especially topics like nutrition, weight loss and exercise. Their belief is that doctors know medicine and how to check the body and repair whats sick or broke, that's it. For help with being healthy nutritionists, therapists, trainers know more about what gets & keeps a body healthy than do doctors according to them.
Agree or Disagree?
Myself I tend to listen a good deal to the doctor I have. He has earned my respect for the medicine and has proved to me that he knows more than just sniffles and drips. Do I accept every thing he says, no, but in general I give him my full attention. But, I have had doctors in the past who had not earned my respect for knowing their craft and I didn't waste time dusting them to the side.
Overall I don't buy the completeness of the notion that doctors lag greatly on the topic of being healthy. However my sense is that when looking for serious depth of knowledge in the areas of diet & exercise, that is when you need to add the help of nutritionists, therapists, & trainers on top of that your doctor.
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