Throwback Thursday – #38 Visits to Doctors and/or Dentists

We are back in our usual groove now. Last week Maggie asked us about how we were led to the music in our lives.  This week we’d like you to think back to those early experiences visiting the doctor and/or the dentist. This topic should again be one that everyone relates to in one way or another.

If you care to join us, it’s easy.

  • Write your own post sharing your memories and leave a pingback to this post in the comments.
  • You can use the photo above in your post to make it easier to find.
  • Tag it with #TBTMemory or #IRememberWhen.
  • If you do not wish to write your own post, feel free to tell your story in the comments below.

This week’s prompt is: Remembering Visits to Doctors and/or Dentists

There are many adults with severe concerns about going to the doctor or dentist. The fear of doctors, known as iatrophobia, is often strong enough to provoke “white coat syndrome.” Normally healthy blood pressure can soar in the presence of a medical professional. Dentophobia, or fear of dentists, often occurs alongside iatrophobia. I’d like you to think back to your early medical and/or dental visits.

As usual, you can respond to the following questions as they are, or you can use them to spark your own memories to write your post.

1) Where doctor/dentist appointments a regular part of your childhood?

2) Did you go for well-checks or just when you were ill or in pain?

3) Were you frightened by the medical professionals? If so, were there specific reasons?

4) Were your parents afraid of medical professionals?

5) Was waiting in the exam room stressful to you?

6) Did your early visits result in your being afraid of needles?

7) Does the sight of your own blood bother you?

8) Did you ever have the need to go to an emergency room?

9) Did your early experiences impact your current attitudes about medical care?

My post will follow soon.



20 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday – #38 Visits to Doctors and/or Dentists

  1. I have no fear of medical professionals. I never did fear them. I am ok with going to my appointments. My early experiences of doctors and dentists were all positive.Xx

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