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How Often Do You Get a Preventive Exam?

On the Street with Sidewalk Talk

Ever wonder how often actual people get their preventive care exams? We did, so we asked. These are their answers.

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UHC TV For Health and Happiness Sidewalk Talk (Interviewer with microphone talks with various people on the street) (Interviewer) When was the last time you had a preventive exam? (Man One) What year is it? (Interviewer) 2011. (Man One) Ahhh, 1995. (Man Two) Twelve months. (Interviewer) That was the last time you had one? (Man Two) Yeah. (Man Three) I have no idea. I haven't been to the doctor for 15 years. (Woman One) I'm going to say two years ago. (Interviewer) When was the last time you had a preventive exam? (Woman Two) [No response] (Interviewer) When was the last time you had a doctor checkup? (Woman Two) I'm actually from the UK. (Interviewer) When was the last time you had a preventive exam? (Man Four) Probably about a year and a half ago. (Interviewer) How often do you think you should have one? (Man Four) Once a year. (Bell rings) (Interviewer) Once a year? (Man Four) Mmhmm. At my age? It depends on your age. (Interviewer) Say 50. You can't be a day over 40. (Man Four) What a guy. What are you running for office? You get my vote! (Interviewer) How often do you think you should have a preventive exam? (Man Five) Um, I don't have it. I don't do it myself. I don't. (Interviewer) You don't? You don't go to the doctor and get a physical or a checkup? (Man Five) No, never. (Woman Three) Annually. (Woman Four) Yeah, that probably would be the smart answer. (Interviewer) [To Man Five] Why? (Man Five) Because I walk and I do different things and my health never bothers me. (Interviewer) How often do you think you should have a preventive exam? (Man Six) Mmm. You're askin' the wrong guy. I haven't had insurance for 12 years. (Woman Five) Preventive exam at least once a year. [Bell rings] (Woman Six) At least once a year. (Bell rings) (Woman Six) At least. (preventive exam [pri-ven-tive ig-zam] -Preventive exams should be had once a year - they help identify and prevent disease. Flu shots and Pap smears are examples of preventive care.) Sidewalk Talk UnitedHealthcare

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