Alright guys, let’s all admit something right now – we’re not great at staying up to date on our necessary medical care. In fact, the medical community has dedicated an entire awareness month to helping spread information about how important it is for men to receive regular preventive care, take prescriptions as directed, and seek treatment in earlier stages for developing health concerns. In this blog, we’re going to take a closer look at the reason behind Men’s Health Awareness Month and how the GetCareMD team makes staying on top of your healthcare needs easier.
Men Aren’t Great at Preventive Care
The main reason June is Men’s Health Month is simple – men are not always great at going to the doctor. Whether it’s skipping preventive medical visits or waiting until they’re extremely sick to visit their doctor for treatment, men are significantly less likely to make time for their health than women. Additionally, men are less likely to have medical insurance, which further decreases the likelihood that they’ll receive necessary medical care or take prescription medications as directed. This lack of preventive care and reticence to seek treatment means men die five years younger than women on average and are significantly more likely to develop advanced cases of chronic and systemic illnesses that are less responsive to treatment. Throughout the month of June, healthcare providers work hard to help men understand the necessity of preventive medical care.
GetCareMD Makes Men’s Healthcare Services Easy
In order to do our part in raising awareness about men’s health, the GetCareMD team wants you to know that our online healthcare consultations make men’s health quick, comfortable, and convenient. Some way’s that GetCareMD makes it easy for guys to stay on top of their healthcare needs include:
- Quick – going to the doctor means calling to schedule an appointment, waiting for a few days (or weeks) for the visit, driving to the office, waiting in the office, going through your visit, and then, driving back home. Online consultations with the FastDoctNow team are usually completed within 24 hours all from the comfort of your own home.
- Comfort – not all men’s health issues are easy to talk about, but it can feel a little more comfortable to discuss your sensitive health needs from the comfort of your own home rather than having to call a doctor’s office, explain your situation to the scheduling coordinator, explain your reason for leaving work to your boss…you see where we’re going here. Traditional office visits can make taking time to receive some men’s health treatments a little more embarrassing from start to finish, but our simple online scheduling form and video consultations take some of the cringe-factor out of getting the help you need.
- Convenience – you can easily conduct your consultation online. Then, we can call in your prescription, schedule labs, review x-rays, and more. No need for multiple trips to the doctor’s office or long wait times.
Let’s Get Started
If you’re ready to begin your online doctor’s visit, get started with a consultation today. If you want to find out more about hour services or healthcare providers, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help!