With it officially being the half-way mark of 2019 (we know, HOW is already June?!), it is the perfect time to take stock of what you have accomplished so far and think about the goals on your list you’d like to check off. Maybe this is the year you read more, the year you stick to your exercise routine or the year you treat yo’ self. But one action you definitely have to take if you haven’t so far is scheduling your annual well-woman exam. This check-up is a major component in your breast and ovarian cancer prevention and early detection strategy.
Even though Bright Pink’s official Call Your Doctor Day isn’t until Tuesday, June 11, why not get a jump start and begin maintaining your breast and ovarian health by calling and scheduling your appointment today? Here are some tips for calling the office to set up your appointment:
- Now is the perfect time to schedule your exam since it’s the beginning of the month. The end of the month gets hectic at the OB-GYN when birth control prescriptions tend to run out and patients need refills ASAP. Avoid getting crowded out by last-minute appointments and call early in the month.
- Schedule your appointment around popular days and time slots. The most popular days to visit the OB-GYN are Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the most booked times (daily) are 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 2 p.m. Unless you need to see your doctor at these times, be flexible with the receptionist.
- Prepare for your visit. Another part of the new year for you might include insurance turnover, so make sure you have your updated info for the receptionist when you arrive (and arrive early!).
|Ok ladies, now it’s time to get your health in formation. 💃🏽💃🏽 Are you ready to schedule your well-woman exam? Pick up the phone and call your doctor today- it’s the best way to really treat yo’ self. brightpink.org/annual|
Bright Pink is dedicated to empowering young women to have life-saving conversations with their doctors about breast and ovarian health. Learn more about how to foster this positive relationship at BrightPink.org. And don’t forget your printable guide on what to ask your doctor.