are most likely falling off their healthy kick from the New Year.
especially since I have children. I want
them to eat healthy and get regular exercise (this is called playing in my
house), and obviously I want to encourage them by showing them that Mama is
doing it too.
app for my iPhone. It makes tracking my
health goals so easy! I’m apparently not
the only one that enjoys using my phone for healthy living. According to a recent US Cellular survey, 34%
of smartphone users have used their phone to help lose weight or improve their
health. Of those, 66% have used an app
to keep track of their exercise activities.
most excited about, however, is the fact that telemedicine is becoming more
essentially the ability to contact your Dr. at home or work and have a Dr.’s appointment
through a video call.
health care more efficient by enabling practitioners to evaluate, diagnose, and
treat patients remotely using technology made available through a reliable wireless
network like US Cellular’s high speed 4G LTE network.
house calls. It seems like a much better
use of time as well. I know that
whenever I go to the Dr.’s I seem to wait and wait and wait for my
appointment. Also, if I am sick, or one
of my children, the last thing I want to do is get up and ready to leave the
house. No, no, I do not like to do that,
especially with sick children.
in-person physician visits which are obviously still recommended for regular
symptoms, which account for nearly a quarter of all office visits.
with my Dr. is incredible to me. Freeing
up my time, saving money and getting an understanding if I really need to get
into the office for an in person visit.
call your Primary Care Physician and ask them!
Discuss your options. Also check
with your insurance provider and see what they cover and offer. I know that my insurance provider offers some
telemedicine coverage already, and I can definitely see it becoming more common
in the future.
or NCQA.org to provide you with research on the various
telemedicine providers. Bring that
information to your Primary Care Physician and figure out what options might
work well for you.
telemedicine before? Is it something you
would be interested in trying out?
any changes in your health care routine with YOUR Doctor. This is meant to spark a conversation, not be