Just wanted to share this very inspiring blog post. Joanna is a wonderful massage therapist working here in Chappaqua and a breast cancer survivor as well. She dedicates time helping other women tackle the side effects of breast cancer treatment through massage. I stumbled upon this blog post about her and think it is a great read for anyone touched by cancer. I highly recommend Joanna for any massage therapy needs. Check it out here:
I often advise my patients, especially my young woman and teenagers to track their cycles with a period tracker app. Clue and Pink Pad Pro are two I like, but there are many out there. Not only can you track your cycle, but you can note when it is very heavy or painful, if you are getting headaches, PMS, irregular bleeding or any other symptoms that you might want to talk to your doctor about. Then when you see your physician, instead of guessing and trying to remember your symptoms, you can just pull out your phone! Many of these apps will also send you a reminder alert to take your birth control pills, or other medications. It can also be great for perimenopausal women who want to track their cycles as well as some of their menopause symptoms. The have been getting lots of buzz lately , check out this article from the NY Times today:
Too busy to get to the office? Grab your tablet or phone and find me on Maven, the first digital health clinic for women!
I am happy to be working with Maven, the first digital health clinic for women. Too busy to get the office? Live too far away to come in for an appointment? For the cost of a typical office co-pay, you can see me for a brief consultation using the Maven App on your phone. While this does not replace a office visit and physical exam, many simple issues can be dealt with using tele-health. This is a rapidly growing area in medical care, and I am proud to be a founding practitioner with Maven. Some things that can be easily addressed via tele-health appointments:
General medical questions ( because google is NOT a reliable source for burning questions!), advice about birth control options, simple UTI's, and brief follow up appointments that don't require a physical exam. Have some concerns about a medication? Want to ask that question you didn't feel comfortable asking your doctor at your last physical? Confused about birth control or hormone therapy? Have a question about sexual health that was not addressed well by your doctor? Maven is perfect for all these things. Maven also has many other practitioners, from nurse practitioners, midwives, pediatricians, psychologists, nutritionists,physical therapists and doulas. Get the Maven app now at www.mavenclinic.com . Please note, if you don't see availability for me on the app, just send a message via the contact form, and I will open up a time for you!
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