According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 45-percent of adults 18 to 29 years old and 28-percent of 30 to 40 year olds don’t have a primary doctor. That is too many adults that don’t have a consistent care provider to contact when they are sick or injured.
If you lack health benefits or insurance it’s no wonder you skip yearly screenings with GPs, dentists, optometrists, and others. However, making time for the following health professionals can be the proactive difference between a minor health issue and a major condition or life-threatening disease…
Even if you have general practitioner ladies, you should still see a gynecologist annually if you are over the age of 18. If you need a referral for a gynecologist for female-related stuff—reproductive issues, STDs, pregnancy—ask your GP for a referral.
Pelvic exams and pap tests should be performed every 3 to 5-years for women age 25 to 29-years. While those 30 to 65 should have an exam every 5-years, says the National Cancer Institute.