Women’s wellness is something that is so important to me. I am a firm believer in finding the underlying issue vs. the taking whatever the quick fix is for my symptoms. Growing up in Colorado, most of the Doctors I saw in my life were focused on finding holistic remedies first, and pharmaceutical remedies second. That is a stark contrast to most of my experiences in the North East. Until moving to Philadelphia I had never been on to google my symptoms, but I found myself wanting to avoid the Doctors office more and more because of the sensationalized advice I was getting. But Google is really not a good place to get your info, and I know that, and thus the vicious cycle of not getting the right treatment the first time around began. Enter Maven. In case you haven’t heard of it yet, the Maven Digital Health Clinic is a digital health clinic specifically for women. You have access to Dr’s, Nurse Practitioners, Therapists and more all though your phone.
I recently had a chance to give the Maven Digital Health Clinic a chance and was instantly hooked. You book a 15 minute appointment through their iphone app or website and go from there. You have the option to provide information for your practitioner ahead of time in the comments section so they can come prepared with information for you. Plus, they are able to write prescriptions if necessary. The fee is a flat $25 for the 15 minute appointment. No lines. No sitting in the waiting room 45 minutes past your appointment time waiting to be seen. Best, no more showing up two hours late to work because of a Doctors appointment.
The fact that I can book a 15 minute face-time appointment with a Nurse Practitioner, write out my concerns ahead of time so she could be prepared when we met, and know that I would be met with on-schedule is a total game-changer. Adios WebMD 🙂 After two appointments I reached out to let them know how much I enjoyed using the app and ended up walking away as a brand ambassador. THAT is how much I love this app. Click through to read about one of my experiences and to get a code for a free appointment + a swag bag with all kinds of goodies!