Tight Times Mean Putting Off Dr. Visits For Some

In a tough economy, a doctor's visit may go on the back burner behind other expenses. And doctors in the east say it's bad habit that's growing.

Tuesday, doctors and health professionals across the state talked in a meeting by satellite about the importance of preventative health care in our state. They discussed how to get more people heading to the doctors before a problem occurs, and also how to spread the word to people that it can be less expensive in the long run if they go to the doctor early and catch diseases and illnesses before they become problems.

The summit was organized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

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  • by voter Location: nc on Oct 20, 2009 at 07:13 PM
    obviously, this only applies to taxpayers and those "tightening" their belt.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Oct 20, 2009 at 06:43 PM
    Another meeting, but I noticed that they did not mention lower fees.

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