Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, September 8th, 2003
This is according to the latest annual report from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, which looks at the medical care provided in physicians' offices.
The number of people over age 45 rose 11% during the past decade, however doctor visits by that age group increased 26% during the same time period. Seniors and older baby boomers are visiting the doctor more often to manage multiple chronic conditions, obtain newly available drugs, and seek preventive care.
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