A Guide To Health Screenings For Black Men
New research has suggested that many black men may not visit their doctor because they find the interaction stressful and don’t feel physicians give them enough useful information on how to make recommended lifestyle changes.
The findings from a recent study stem from a series of focus groups with black men regarding their physicians. The results show doctors are coming up short when it comes to advising patients on how to make healthy changes in behavior — such as eating better, exercising more or weight loss — without sacrificing time with family.
When black men do go to the doctor, it’s usually because they have to get test results, or because a family member forced them to pay a visit, research shows. Even then, the men reported not liking the tone that doctors take with them.
With those interesting findings, it’s hard to ignore the fact that our black men need to