Take a Loved One to the Doctor Week is observed during the last week in September. With so many fitness tracking devices, health apps and information on the Internet, people are more educated than ever. People feel empowered, perhaps too much sometimes, like they do not need to go to the doctor because they are eating better, exercising more, monitoring their own blood pressures and heartrates. It is important that, despite these self-evaluation devices, a trained healthcare provider give us the A-Okay once a year and run necessary preventative tests to keep us healthy.
Take A Loved One to the Doctor Day reminds us that it is important to take care of ourselves. Remember you aren’t just going to the doctor for yourself – you’re going so you can be around for your parent, child, spouse or friend for all those special moments yet to come.
Call your doctor and make an appointment. Get that little issue checked out before it becomes big. Get that checkup. Get that test done.
The awareness color for Heart Disease is Red.