Express Urgent Care, Men’s Health Week

Many fathers, husbands, sons, brothers, and boyfriends share a common ailment called “Doctor-itis” – avoidance of a trip to the doctor. Whether it’s a “macho” thing as some research suggests, or simply fear or lack of time, the scary fact is that men don’t take time out of their day to see a doctor.

In honor of Father’s Day (June 15) and Men’s Health Week (June 9-15), local doctors at AFC/Doctors Express centers in our area urge men to come in for a checkup. Urgent care centers are ideal for the man on the go – no appointments are necessary and later hours offer convenience. The time is right for a doctor’s visit since survey information by the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Men’s Health Network (MNH) reveals:

  • 55 percent of U.S. men haven’t seen their M.D. in the past year, and men make half as many doctor visits for prevention as women. (AAFP, National Institutes of Health)
  • This is despite the fact that men have a higher death rate for fatal illnesses including cancer and heart disease. (MHN) provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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