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Patients should insist that their doctor makes time for wellness measures
Washington Post

Immunizations, cancer screenings, lifestyle counseling and other wellness measures can save lives. But your doctor may not be making sure you’re up-to-date on the services you need. In a study published in January in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers analyzed nearly 500 visits to 64 family-practice and internal-medicine physicians in Michigan. On average, the patients, who were 50 to 80 years old, were due for five to six preventive services but typically received only three.