It is important to go to the doctor once a year. During this annual checkup, your doctor will make sure you are healthy. Your doctor will also talk with you about ways to stay healthy throughout the year.
Your annual checkup is a great time to talk with your doctor about how you are feeling both physcially and mentally. For example:
- I have been really stressed out about school. How can I deal with stress better?
- My skin has been breaking out really bad lately. What kind of acne treatments are there?
- I get cramps really bad during my period. Is there anyway to make them go away?
- I feel insecure about my body. Is there someone I can talk to about that?
What questions do you have about your health? Write them down and bring them with you to your next annual checkup. Click here to schedule your visit!
Shots / Immunizations
Immunizations, vaccinations, shots: whatever you call them, no one likes them--except your doctor. That's because immunizations prevent really bad diseases.
Like the tetanus shot. It prevents Lockjaw. Have you ever had Lockjaw? It's not pretty. And whooping cough. That's a bad disease and it's going around right now because not enough people are getting their shots.
At the Corner, we have all the old stand-bys like Polio (you wouldn't want to catch that, would you?) and Hepatitis B. We also have the new ones like the HPV vaccine for girls AND guys and the meningococcus shot.
Staying up to date on your shots is important and at the Corner it is easy. Just schedule your appointment. When you come we will check the Michigan Immunization Registry on our computer to see which shots you need.
We can't promise that it won't hurt a bit but it hurts a lot less than Lockjaw. And that's a promise we can make.