What is the number one reason patients go to the doctor?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Pain is the number one reason patients go to the doctor. While we've all experienced some form of physical pain in our lives, our injuries are usually short-lived. For about 35% of Americans, however, pain escalates into a chronic problem lasting 3 to 6 months, or even longer. Approximately 50 million Americans are disabled because of chronic pain.


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