Yes... Check-up Appointments Do Matter.
One of the most common appointment types we see here at Advanced Foot and Ankle Care is the checkup. It is also the most cancelled or missed appointment. There is a common misconception that checkups do not matter. Checkups are just as important as procedures and regular testing.
We see many diabetic patients and while they are great at checking their blood sugar, they may not be the best at keeping those regular weekly or monthly check up appointments. Young adults are also guilty of thinking that their younger age will allow them to heal quickly and not need to return. The doctor wants you to come back for your check up to keep an eye on any issues that may occur. This is especially true if you have an in office procedure. No matter the age, keeping your checkup appointments the best way to stay on top of any issues that may emerge. I cannot count the number of times I have had a patient cancel a checkup appointment only to call back a few weeks later with the same issue.
Keeping and showing up to your checkup appointments can keep you from having a more serious, costly issue down the road. It allows the doctor make to sure that you are healing as quickly and as well as possible. I also can allow for them to make sure that the plan of care they are currently using is optimal for you and your issues.