I have a primary care physician in Vermont, but she is now semi-retired and I was not able to schedule my annual "wellness visit" before leaving for Florida.
Last year I was referred to a physician here in Venice after my bike accident. I called his office to schedule the wellness visit. I was given an appointment with the nurse practitioner in his office, which was fine with me. I don't have any real issues and I trust a NP perfectly well to take my blood pressure, discuss my exercise and eating habits and do a little assessment of my cognitive functioning.
I was somewhat struck by the differences in the questions though.
Vermont: Do you feel safe in your home? Are there guns in your home and are they unloaded and locked up?
Florida: Are there any scatter rugs in your house? Can you draw a clock face showing 10:45 as the time?
I don't know why that amuses me so much but it really does.
Well it is time for a colonoscopy, cholesterol screening, and a bone density test--so that is all in the works. Gotta do these things because insurance pays for them at certain intervals, not because any alarm bells are triggered.
I can appreciate my good health tonight.