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- Personal stories
Remember: hot docs and nurses!
The reason there are so many medical shows on TV is because doctors and nurses are hot! If making an appointment makes you queasy, just remember: Every checkup is a chance to check out the talent.
Get comfortable with the concept by turning your home into an exam room. Disrobe and let your significant other examine your body thoroughly.
Go to your happy place
Actually make it to the exam room? Congratulations! Now picture yourself somewhere warm and comfortable. You’ll mentally overcome both your fear and the fact that you’re in a hospital gown.
Humanize your doctor
During your visit, tell your doctor some personal, non-medical details. In return, they may share some of their own life story. They'll seem a lot less scary once you've heard about their bottle-cap collection.
Talk it out
Simply talking about fears can lessen activity in the amygdala, a part of the brain that serves as an alarm against danger and triggers negative feelings. So go ahead -- open up!
Make your grandma proud
Your grandmother always wanted you to marry a doctor -- think how happy she'll be when you call and tell her you're finally seeing one! Plus, the sooner you go in, the sooner you can leave with a lollipop!