How often should a person go to the doctor?

United States
January 29, 2008 11:05am CST
I know some people who only go to the doctor when they get sick and that is like every 3 years or so, but how often should a person really go to the doctor for a check up, is it every 6 months or every year what do you think?
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• Canada
31 Jan 08
I think it's good to go to the doctor once a year for a general physical. This gives the doctor a chance to find anything that might be wrong that you don't yet know about. I think it's always better to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to your health. Other than that, you should go if you have a specific reason (like you've been sick for a while, or have some other medical problem that requires further visits).
• United States
31 Jan 08
Yes i think you should go once a year too, to see how your body is doing, thanks for replying
• Australia
7 Feb 08
family history and health conditions aside, i only go to the doctors when something is wrong. I hate to go to the doctors just for check ups but i do get regular blood test to make sure i am healthy and dont have any nasty diseases.