How many doctors do you regularly visit?
And how many is too many?
Back in the day, life was simpler. You had one doctor for everything: a cold, a stiff neck,an aching stomach, a bruised chest. Two, if you included a dentist.
And way, way back, your doctor possibly made home visits. (Young ones, ask your grandparents).
How life has changed.
Nowadays, I count five doctors in my life. Si, if you include my dentist.
My primary physician also is a rheumatologist, and he’s the one I see most regularly.
But I also have a cardiologist, a back pain doctor, an eye doctor, and a urologist. Plus a dentist.
Not so regular, in terms of visits: a back doctor, a dermatologist, an oral surgeon, and an ear-nose-throat specialist.
Oh, forgot one: I had two visits with a gastroenterologist over a decade or so, but stopped doing colonoscopies.
Is it because of age, when you tend to have more problems that require a specialist?
Or is it the way of life now, where you have issues that your primary doc can’t handle, hence referring you to a specialist?
So how many docs are in your life?