20 Aug

Why You Should Not Put Off Going to the Doctor—Even If You’re Broke

Many people put off going to the doctor for a variety of reasons, but one of the most common reasons is because they can’t afford it. Did you know that 14 percent of the population of Florida, over 2.8 million people, were without health insurance last year? Without health insurance, seeing a doctor might seem like more than you can afford. Yet if you do not see a doctor, your expenses could often be greater.

Early Detection, Easier Treatment

With most medical conditions and illnesses, the earlier that it is detected, diagnosed, and treated, the easier it will be to treat and heal the problem. If you don’t have health insurance, you might wait to see if something gets better on its own. Yet as soon as it is clear that it is not, you need to go ahead and see a doctor. If you wait, treatment could be much more complex (and expensive).

Serious Illness and Injury is Expensive

It might cost more than you can comfortably afford to go to the doctor for an appointment, but it is likely to cost you much more in the long run if you do not go see a doctor. A serious illness or lasting injury can be extremely expensive. Untreated medical conditions can lead to hospitalization, testing, imaging, and other expenses that can add up very quickly. 

More Affordable Than You Think

Going to the doctor may be more affordable than you think. While healthcare can be expensive, routine doctors’ appointments typically do not cost too much to be affordable for most people. Some doctors’ offices, like ours, will work with you on the cost and offer very affordable rates.

We believe that everyone should have access to routine medical care, and for that reason we offer the lowest and most affordable prices in the area. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.