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Only Half of Men Remember Last Doctor Visit

By    |   Monday, 08 Jun 2015 01:06 PM

More than 80 percent of men can tell you the make and model of their first car, but only about half can remember the last time they went to the doctor for a check-up, a new national survey has found.

The poll of 1,000 American men, commissioned by Orlando Health, was released in conjunction with the start of the Drive For Men's Health, a cross-country event where two of the nation’s leading men's health surgeons are traveling 6,008 miles to promote awareness on various men's health topics.

The poll was conducted by Harris Interactive online from May 20-22, 2015 among 927 adult men ages 18 and older. The results showed 795 men (81 percent) could name the make and model of their first car, but only 532 (54 percent) could remember the last time they went to the doctor.

"Men need to take better care of themselves, period," said Sijo Parekattil, M.D., co-founder of the Drive for Men's Health and co-director of the PUR (Personalized Urology & Robotics) Clinic at South Lake Hospital, affiliation with Orlando Health. "It's a message we want to get to as many men as possible, and we're willing to drive cross country to do it."

Jamin Brahmbhatt, M.D., the other co-founder of the Drive for Men's Health and co-director of the PUR Clinic, notes that men die younger than women, yet are half as likely to visit the doctor for an annual checkup, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"Your body's essentially like a car," said Dr. Brahmbhatt. "You need to get checks done per recommendation, per guidelines every one year, five years, 10 years, whatever the guidelines are. But the only difference between a car and your body is you only have one body."

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