In today’s world, more and more aspects of daily life are becoming digitized. Movies, television, and music are now available through streaming services. Shopping is completed online rather than at a mall. Even dating can be done on apps and websites. So, why should healthcare be any different? PhysicianOne Urgent Care has provided the following tips on how to improve your health virtually.
Take Advantage of Telemedicine
Many non-life-threatening health conditions don’t require in-person treatment, and thanks to telemedicine, people are able to get the care they need without having to leave the house. When you attend a telemedicine appointment, you’ll chat with a medical provider over a secure video-conferencing platform, which you can access using a cell phone, a tablet, or a webcam-enabled computer. Your appointment will be similar to an in-person visit—you’ll explain your medical history and the symptoms you’ve been experiencing, the provider will diagnose your condition and recommend a customized course of treatment, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions.
Download an App
There are numerous apps available that can help you improve your health. If you’re looking to lose weight, for example, you could download an app that tracks your calories, water intake, or sleep schedule. Many of these apps send out helpful reminder notifications, and being able to see your progress on a screen may make it easier to stay on track.
Or, if your goal is to exercise more, you may want to consider a fitness app. Some of these apps are linked to high-tech equipment, such as a stationary bike or weighted jump ropes, while others simply guide you through workouts using live or pre-recorded videos. If you enjoy taking group fitness classes but find it difficult to get to the gym, this could be the perfect option for you.
Join an Online Support Group
No matter what your health goals may be, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to find a community of like-minded individuals online. These people either have been or are still in your position, and they can help hold you accountable, answer your questions, offer new tips and tricks, and provide you with a listening ear and support should you ever start struggling.
How PhysicianOne Urgent Care Is Helping
As we mentioned above, attending a telemedicine appointment is a great way to receive care for a non-life-threatening condition from the comfort of your own home. PhysicianOne Urgent Care—a trusted immediate care provider with numerous locations across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York—is pleased to offer telemedicine services through our 24/7 Virtual Visits. And for patients in Connecticut and New York who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or another mental health issue, we’ve partnered with CHE Behavioral Health Services.
Please call PhysicianOne Urgent Care at 860-650-3848 if you have any questions about our Virtual Visits, our partnership with CHE Behavioral Health Services, or any of the other immediate care services we offer. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you take the steps necessary to improve your health.