Don’t put off medical care due to pandemic fears

Some people have put off medical care due to fears of contracting COVID-19, but doctors say don’t let the pandemic stop you from making health a priority, especially when it comes to routine checkups and screenings.

Doctors say health and medical facilities are taking extra precautions to keep patients safe from COVID-19, so there’s no need to fear a trip to the doctor or hospital.

Dr. Neha Vyas of the Cleveland Clinic says the benefits of checkups and screenings often outweigh any potential risk of contracting coronavirus while receiving medical care.

Routine exams can help you spot and stay on top of chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.

A visit with your doctor also provides an opportunity to ask about things that may be bothering you.

 

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