AAFP Survey: Too Many Men Ignore Doctors’ Orders
American men are not listening to their doctors. Despite an increase in chronic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, up to half of men seeking a doctor’s care don’t follow their physicians’ recommendations, according to a member survey by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP urges men to be active participants in their health care by seeing their family physician for preventive care and following instructions for any chronic conditions.
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John Meigs, Jr., MD, FAAFP, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, has been a practicing family physician in Bibb County, Alabama, for 35 years and currently serves as chief of staff at Bibb Medical Center.