When Do You Really Need to See A Doctor?
By Michael Wasserman, MD
What kind of patient are you? Do you run to the clinic for every little ache and pain, worried that it’s something serious? Or do you try to ignore nagging conditions, pretending they’re really not so bad, until your loved ones have to drag you to the doctor? Most of us fall somewhere in the middle of this spectrum of extremes. But oftentimes it’s hard to know—when do you really need to see your doctor?