Doctor visits- how often do we need 'em?
August 22, 2005 8:09 PM Subscribe
DoctorFilter: Do presumably healthy men in their late 20s get regular physicals?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (25 answers total)
My significant other is in what I assume to be decent health; we eat well and exercise, though our drinking is moderate to heavy. I say "assume" because he hasn't been to the doctor for a check up in almost 10 years, and I keep bugging him to just go and make sure things are working right. As a woman on birth control, I'm used to the annual physical, but I have no idea how frequently men really should be getting check ups. It seems like it would be a really good idea to get one before an entire decade of your life goes by.
Late 20-ish men of Metafilter, how often do you get physicals (especially if there's no pressing health issue that makes you need think "hey, I need to see a doctor")? Is it something that I should continue to nag him about, or am I just being paranoid?