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The dreaded doctor visit
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 1:34 PM

The dreaded doctor visit

By Joe Shouse

I hate going to the doctor. I know, hate is a strong word. My folks taught me at a very young age how wrong it is to hate people. So, let me again clarify what I am saying. I’m not saying I hate doctors, I am simply saying, I hate going to the doctor. Most men my age probably hate going to the doctor.

So, about three weeks ago I had to put my hate to the side and make the dreaded visit to my new friend. This trip was going to be a little different. Moving to a new area, I had to find a new physician willing to take new patients. I looked online and quickly found a handful of doctors in my area taking new patients. By the time I eliminated those whose name I could not pronounce and those who just didn’t look like a doctor I would trust, I finally settled on one.