Do you check in with your internist at six-month intervals to tell him how you’re doing? Does your GP regularly monitor your general health and habits? I doubt it.
It seems that since the passage of Obamacare, the general internist is becoming an increasingly emergency based service; attending only in your darkest, sinus-ridden hours and to be forgotten once you hobble out the door with their overprescribed prescription.
We probably know you better than your physician. You’ve probably been seeing us since you were a teen. Some of us have seen you grow up. We know your occupation. We know your dietary habits and how much you drink every week. We know about your family history of cardiovascular disease. We noticed that time you started to feel short of breath when we laid you back in the chair, even if you didn’t think much of it.
Our six-month chats can be key to identifying issues requiring further medical investigation, facilitating referral to relevant specialists and the consequent early diagnosis of disease. We are paying a lot more attention than you realize – because we care.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD
Hanna Orland, DMD
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Sandy Springs, GA 30328