HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
One in three physicians unlikely to get routine medical care

Doctor, heal thyself? That seems the motto among a group of physicians surveyed by Johns Hopkins researchers: More than a third said they were unlikely to see a doctor on a regular basis.

Of 915 physicians queried by the Hopkins team, 312 (34 percent) said they had no regular source of care. Internists, surgeons and pathologists were significantly less likely to have a regular health provider than pediatricians or psychiatrists, the survey found. And those that reported no regular source of care were less likely to get flu shots or recommended breast, colon and prostate cancer screenings over the next six years.

Results of the study, published in the Nov. 27 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, also reported that those less likely to get regular medical attention reject care because they think it's unnecessary. They either believe they can take care of themselves or that their health is a matter of luck or chance.

"The interventions that physicians didn't take advantage of mainly screening for colon cancer also are practiced less among the general population," says Michael J. Klag, M.D., M.P.H., interim chairman for the Department of Medicine at Hopkins and director of the study. "Still, because physicians' health beliefs and practices influence how they treat patients, we would like to see all health providers take advantage of these potentially life-saving medical tests."

The doctors surveyed were less likely to have a regular care provider than those in the general population, where about 15 percent don't have a regular source of care. But overall, physicians' use of preventive health measures was much higher than that of the general population, "so on average, physicians do practice what they preach," Klag says.

The research team, led by Cary P. Gross, M.D., drew their survey subjects from the Johns Hopkins Precursors Study, a long-term investigation of 1,337 medical students, mostly male, enrolled at Hopkins between 1948 a
'"/>

Contact: Karen Infeld
kinfeld@jhmi.edu
410-955-1534
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
26-Nov-2000


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. DFG announces three percent budget increase
2. ORNL adds three R&D 100s to DOE lab-leading total
3. Donaghue Womens Health Investigator Program awards grants to three at Yale
4. Awards honor Alts three decades of genetic cancer research
5. Banned chemical travels across three oceans
6. New environmental journalism website holds more than 700 articles in three languages
7. Study of dyslexic brain finds three word forms responsible for reading success
8. New hereditary cancer mutation found -- arrived with a German immigrant almost three centuries ago
9. Brains master molecule produces same behavior in mice from three different psychostimulant drugs
10. Researchers find three chromosomal areas with links to alcoholism vulnerability
11. At last: Just three cell types detect light in the eye

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2018)... SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... August 30, 2018 , ... ... process optimization firm for the life sciences and healthcare industries, has received the 2018 ... content management. The award was presented by Box SVP of Business Development and Platform ...
(Date:8/29/2018)... ... August 28, 2018 , ... ... awards program that recognizes women of excellence in the field of intellectual property, ... the Johanna Dwyer Women in IP Award aims to encourage and support women ...
(Date:8/29/2018)... ... August 29, 2018 , ... ... technology to identify specific chromosomal abnormalities using morphological assessment through artificial intelligence ... and Australia-based Life Whisperer suggests that artificial intelligence (AI) models, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/26/2018)... ... August 24, 2018 , ... ... cell-derived exosomes dramatically relieves atopic dermatitis and inhibits a variety of inflammatory targets ... the paper, the symptoms of mice having severe atopic dermatitis were significantly improved ...
(Date:8/21/2018)... , ... August 21, 2018 ... ... software company specializing in medical device compliance and commercialization, has just released ... platform. , Written and presented by Dr. Mario Kossmann, ESEP at the ...
(Date:8/17/2018)... ... August 16, 2018 , ... ... is pleased to announce the expansion of their team. Dr. Dawn Dufield, Ph.D., ... launch an innovative large molecule LC-MS/MS group that will specialize in developing quantitative ...
(Date:8/14/2018)... ... August 13, 2018 , ... Labconco Corporation manufactures ... safety cabinets. In addition, Labconco produces other lab equipment, such as glassware washers ... to quality and consistency in design and manufacturing. , Through this webinar, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: