Quick Question: Is now a good time to visit the doctor?

You should continue to attend your appointments if you have regularly scheduled doctor appointments to manage a chronic condition(s) (e.g., asthma, diabetes, etc.). Poorly managed chronic conditions will likely increase the risk of severe disease if infected. With cases continuing to rise across the country, it is important to stay home and avoid unnecessary travel as much as possible. So, if you are not experiencing health issues and do not have a chronic condition that requires management, it may be a good idea to avoid non-pressing trips to the doctor (e.g., elective procedures or routine check-ups) until the total percentage of positive cases is close to 5%. For reference, the total percentage of positive cases in Arizona is currently 9.9%. By reducing the number of people visiting doctors, it may reduce the COVID-19 risk for those who must attend regular chronic disease appointments or a visit for an immediate health concern.

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