If you’re like most people today, you live your life on your phone. Whether it’s getting a recipe for dinner, getting ideas to redecorate your bedroom, or connecting in your social circles, we live our lives online; especially via our mobile devices. It’s also the first place women turn to to find out what’s wrong with us. Please tell me, I’m not the only one with WebMD bookmarked. Thanks to this new app focused on women’s issues, now there’s someone live on the other side.
Thanks to the unparalleled amount of health information available to us today online, more and more women are starting to take responsibility for their health and well being. After all, we now know things that used to be only available to doctors.
Gone is the day when you simply turned over the reins to your doctor and prayed they knew what they were doing. Now the power to be well is literally in your hands with an app called Maven.
Maven, a digital clinic that connects patients and healthcare providers, is designed to bridge the gap between non-essential office visits and the typical alternative—Googling for advice online. Maven is specifically geared toward female users, with a wide range of providers who specialize in women’s and children’s health.
App users enter information about their medical request or question, and are matched with a series of providers from an appropriate specialty. Video sessions start at $18 for 10 minutes with a nurse practitioner, $25 for 20 minutes with a nutritionist, and $35 for 10 minutes with a doctor. Even better, your first appointment is free.
While the service may not be able to give you detailed advice for your particular needs like hormones, it may be enough to provide you general information like helping you determine if you are having a hot flash or not.
It’s great that we access to so much information online about our health but it can be overwhelming. Perhaps Maven can bring that information to life.
What do you think? Would you use an app like Maven to take care of your non-urgent health issues?