Have No Fear—The Doctor Is Here!

February 15, 2017

While medical visits are a necessity throughout life, especially when you’re sick, they can be nerve-wracking. But it’s important not to let your fear win out over your motivation to go to the doctor! Avoid White Coat Syndrome Believe it or not, there’s actually a syndrome for people who experience fear or anxiety when visiting the doctor. It’s called “white coat syndrome,” and it happens when a patient’s blood pressure elevates due to the simple fact he or she is at the doctor’s office. Fortunately, if you’re one of the 20 percent of people who suffer from white coat syndrome, there are ways to overcome your anxiety. For starters, don’t hesitate to bring a loved one with you. Ask someone you trust—whether a family member or a friend—to help you through your fear of seeing a physician. Second, don’t be afraid to learn more about your doctor. Ask our team of qualified physicians as many questions as you need to feel comfortable under our care. We’re here to serve youand help you improve your health. Third, bring everything to the table. Know your medical history, medications, symptoms and so on. The more you can tell our physicians, the better care you receive. Even if you think a symptom is nothing, mention it. It could be the one symptom that differentiates one illness from another, changing the treatment approach completely. Feeling nervous? We understand. Our medical team is here to calm your fears when you visit our urgent care center.

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