Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Whoa[euro][TM]s Really Afraid of Doctors? Herea[euro][TM]s a Clue ... They dona[euro][TM]t like to Talk about It!

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Whoa[euro][TM]s Really Afraid of Doctors? Herea[euro][TM]s a Clue ... They dona[euro][TM]t like to Talk about It!

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Byline: Roxanne McCarty-OaKane

WHEN Georgie Stewart gets a cold, her husband Matt Dobbie, her GP and her boss are the first people to know about it.

When Mr Dobbie gets a cold, he goes out in the rain and builds a fence.

This Little Mountain couple embody the characteristics of new research, which shows Queensland men are too stubborn to seek medical advice while women are 10% more likely to stay at home than men.

Georgie and Matt are like chalk and cheese when it comes to how they deal with illness.

aI go to the doctor at the drop of a hat and Matt will go kicking and screaming if I have been onto him for two weeks about it,a Ms Stewart said.

aI definitely stay home when Iam sick. The biggest thing for me is Iam worried about passing it on to other people at work.

aMatt says, a[approximately]Iam not sicka, even though heas half-dead with a fever and coughing.a

Mr Dobbie admits he did not visit the doctor or take a day off work unless he was in physical pain. …

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