June 12 is Call Your Doctor Day! For the 2nd year in a row, we’re teaming up with national non-profit Bright Pink to raise awareness for this important holiday. This year, Call Your Doctor Day is focused on empowering you to see your healthcare provider as a partner: you + your healthcare provider = dream team!
In honor of Call Your Doctor Day, Bright Pink has two tools you can use to prepare for your appointment:
- Get help scheduling your well-woman exam and get up-to-speed on what to expect at your annual by visiting BrightPink.org/Annual.
- To help guide a powerful provider-patient conversation, go to AssessYourRisk.org and complete Bright Pink’s breast and ovarian risk assessment quiz before your well-woman exam. Use your quiz results as a conversation starter with your doctor.
By preparing to have conversations with your healthcare provider at your well-woman exam, you can be your own best health advocate!
Scheduling an annual well-woman exam, even when you’re healthy, is critical to maintaining your breast and ovarian health. Your annual is also an opportunity to build a relationship with your healthcare provider, ask him or her questions and talk about your personal plan for preventive care.
Bright Pink can help you build a strong partnership with your provider. Not everyone feels comfortable going to the doctor–and that’s OK! Bright Pink provides information, resources and tools to support you on your path to your best health. Part of that journey should include conversations with a healthcare provider at your annual.