Doctors’ appointments conjure different feelings and reactions from different people. But regardless of your state of health or what the appointment is for, no one likes fighting traffic and suffering long waits at the doctor’s office. Luckily, technology has made getting quality medical advice easy, convenient – even fun. With companies like WellnessFX, you can get blood tests done on your own time, without a doctor’s referral. You can also speak to a physician, nutritionist, or registered dietitian whenever you want, from the comfort of your home.
If you’re not sure what one of our telehealth consultations looks like, check out this video with WFX member Ping Yeh.
Ping was diagnosed with stage Hodgkin’s lymphoma earlier this year after months of suffering from undiagnosed ailments. Rather than looking at the whole patient, Ping’s specialists treated each symptom separately, from fatigue to digestive problems to a persistent cough. He saw six of these specialists before one of his lungs finally collapsed and they were able to find a tumor that had grown to the size of a grapefruit.
Most conditions require that a physician look at the issues holistically and make diagnoses and treatment decisions based on full blood diagnostics and the patient’s medical history. When dealing with physicians through health insurance, face time can be at a premium. Doctors may dimiss something “minor” because they are trained to treat very sick looking people. “It was months before they could find the cancer,” Ping said. “I was otherwise a really healthy, active person. That actually made it harder for the doctors to figure out what was wrong.”
Ping has since undergone chemotherapy and radiation to eradicate his tumor. Although his cancer is in remission, he’s still looking for ways to track and optimize his biological health after such harsh treatments. WellnessFX allows him to monitor his thyroid, inflammation, vitamin and mineral levels to make sure he’s getting everything he needs to fully recover and feel his best.
In this video, Ping is joined by two of WellnessFX’s finest practitioners, Yasmin Nibbe, MD and Alisha Gillespie, MS, RD. Together, they walk Ping through his blood tests and recommend ways for him to optimize his health through small dietary changes and natural supplements.
WellnessFX offers several practitioner consultations, ranging from 20 to 50 minutes with licensed, expert nutritionists, RDs, and physicians. Every consultation is tailored to your specific needs, lifestyle, and approach to medicine. You choose the consultation time and the practitioner right for you. You’ll never get caught in traffic or spend time in a waiting room with a WellnessFX practitioner – consultations are conducted on your time, from wherever you have a phone and Internet connection.
Getting regular advanced blood tests can even prevent conditions like cancer. Some practitioners suggested that if Ping would have known his inflammation levels and other high markers associated with stress, he could have stopped his cancer before it started.
WellnessFX offers a wide range of practitioners to meet all different types of lifestyles, from Paleo to Vegan, athletes to pregnant moms. Meet our practitioners to learn more.
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