By Laura J. WilliamsThe health benefits of calling a doctor or other healthcare provider is well-established, with research suggesting that it’s better for people to be able to talk to their doctors than to not talk to anyone at all.
But it’s not just the physical benefits that doctors are aware of.
A recent study of more than 2,000 women in the U.K. found that calls can improve their mental health, reduce the stress of social isolation, and even improve their moods.
So why do women choose to call so often?
In a paper published this month in the journal Health Psychology, researchers at the University of Oxford looked at the role that calling plays in women’s self-esteem and self-concept.
The study’s lead author, Dr. Lisa Boulton, explains that while some women may feel insecure about calling a health care provider, others feel comfortable calling the doctor because of the “positive emotional impact” it can have.
Dr. Boulmon’s research, which was published online in the Journal of Health Psychology and co-authored by researchers from Oxford and the University College London, examined whether women felt more confident talking to a doctor after getting a call from a friend or relative.
They also looked at how often the women talked to the doctor after making the call.
The results showed that, overall, women who called the doctor more frequently were more satisfied with their health and less likely to feel anxious about calling.
The researchers then looked at whether women were more likely to call for a follow-up visit if they had the doctor’s phone number.
The women who talked more frequently to the doctors phone number were more often able to access and use the doctor, with the call being a more successful outcome.
This finding is important because it indicates that women are able to reach out for help if they’re feeling anxious about a call and are able, by calling the health care professional, to make an appointment with the health provider.
This is important for women who are anxious about making a call to a health provider, and this is because they have the ability to talk directly to a provider to make a decision about their health.
If you’re feeling worried or anxious about your health and you’re not sure where to go, call your doctor and ask for an appointment.
If they’re there, it’s a good idea to call a doctor who has a call center or a walk-in clinic nearby.
Call your doctor if: You’re having a bad day, or are feeling anxious.
If they’re not available, you’re able to call them on your own.
The doctors office is available.
If the doctor doesn’t have a walk in, they’ll be able call you.
You’re happy to speak to them.
You’re comfortable with the decision you’re making and are confident in your decision.
Dr Boulon says this finding is very important because, in general, women feel less anxious when they call their doctor than when they talk to a healthcare professional.
She notes that this may be because women who call health care providers are more likely than those who talk to friends or family to feel like they have a better connection with the doctor.
“This may be due to their more positive feelings about the relationship with the healthcare professional, and that they are more able to communicate their feelings to the healthcare provider, which makes it easier for them to help,” she said.
“It may also be that women who do more frequent call to health care appointments feel more comfortable in this context, which may help to facilitate the completion of their appointment, which in turn may reduce anxiety.”
The results of the study suggest that when women have a health condition or are having a medical procedure that requires a medical appointment, such as an MRI, MRI scan, or colonoscopy, the frequency of the call to the health professional can be important in helping them to manage that condition.
Dr Janna Kallinen, a clinical psychologist and associate professor of clinical psychology at the American Psychological Association, said that when it comes to health, the importance of talking with a health professional is not as well-known.
“We’re more aware of the benefits of health care professionals calling, but that’s because of what we’ve been trained to expect from health professionals and how much they can help us,” she told Healthline.
“We need to continue to build trust with healthcare professionals to understand that we have the right to make decisions about our health.”
But we’re still learning about the benefits, and I think that’s what makes the experience of calling health care so empowering for women.
“This study found that women were significantly more likely when making calls to a medical professional, even if they didn’t call them, to feel more confident in their decision.
If it’s something you are worried about, talk to your doctor.
If you have a doctor’s appointment, call him or her.
Call your doctor at any time.