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Man who said “I’ll only go to the doctor if a bone is poking through my skin” finds himself at doctor’s office

Posted on Jun. 12, 2017 ( comments)
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Research shows that 100 percent of men who don’t go to the doctor for annual exams will eventually find themselves in a doctor’s office.

“I’m going to die anyway,” says Man Everyone Knows. “Why bother going to the doctor?”

During Men’s Health Month, doctors, nurses, mothers, wives and girlfriends everywhere are reminding men that a visit with a doctor can do a body good.

Despite the fact that men tend to die earlier than women and are more likely to die from eight out of the 10 top causes of death in the United States than women, men continue to find creative excuses to skip their annual trip to the doctor.

“If I’m bleeding, I have everything I need: paper towels and electrical tape,” says Man on the Street.

“Those exam rooms can be chilly,” says Another Man, explaining why he hasn’t seen a doctor yet about his mysterious nightly cold sweats.

Typical Man claimed he was “too busy to go to the doctor.” He’s currently recovering from a heart attack, which doctors have determined was caused by years of inactivity.

What’s a man to do?

Establish a primary care provider if you don’t already have one. Find a doctor.

If you’re short on time and have troublesome symptoms, get quick care with MultiCare Virtual Care or one of our many convenient Urgent Care locations.

And if you do have a bone poking through your skin, please get yourself to an emergency room.

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