Survey: Many Skip Yearly Derm Visits

August 17, 2022
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Just 10 percent of people have been to the dermatologist in 2022.

Many folks are avoiding the dermatologist and other specialists, according to a nationwide survey of more than 1,050 people by Myvision.org

Fully 48 percent of survey respondents don’t remember the last time they went to the dermatologist, and only 10 percent have been to the dermatologist in 2022. The dermatologist ranked  as the 4th most difficult doctor to get an appointment with, the survey showed.

The top reason for this procrastinating? Money. Just under half (42%) of respondents say they’ve skipped a doctor’s appointment for fear of costs. Others point to scheduling difficulties when avoiding appointments -- 48% have struggled making appointments due to a busy doctor and two-thirds say they’d go to the doctor more if they had better weekend availability.

Myvision.org surveyed 1,057 Americans about their experiences with doctors that are recommended on an annual or regular basis in June 2022. Respondents ranged in age from 18 to 79 with an average age of 38 years old. 50 percent were female, 48 percent male, 1 percent nonbinary, and 1 percent transgender. 

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