By: Dr. Frank Acerra
Here’s a simple question: when was the last time you visited a health care provider, for any reason? For men, there’s a good chance it has been quite a while. In the U.S., nearly half of all men have not seen their provider for a routine checkup or wellness visit within the last year. But that doesn’t mean American men are exceptionally healthy—nearly three quarters avoided a doctor’s visit despite feeling sick, and even more chose not to consult their provider about an injury.* No matter what your personal health picture looks like, avoiding a doctor’s visit can have a negative impact on your overall well-being.