Welcome to Connected Health’s first blog post!
WE GIVE A DARN!
I can’t believe we have been in business for 5 years but it’s true. It has been a long road to get here and we have made many mistakes along the way. But one thing I know for sure…Connected Health provides people with the type of primary care we all deserve.
Today is Sunday, July 14, 2019. My husband and I took my dad to breakfast this morning. As we were driving him home, Dr. Andy called him to go over his lab work with him. Did you catch that? It was 11:30am on a Sunday. He had already emailed my dad a comprehensive written lab review detailing what tests were run, what the results were and what the significance of each test was. And now he was calling to go through it with him over the phone and answer any questions he had. They spoke for about 10 minutes.
Yes Dr. Andy is the most wonderful doctor ever and yes, Connected Health gives him the platform to practice the type of primary care he was meant to provide. And yes, I am biased of course. But the moments when I am not the co-cheese..when I am just daddy’s little girl worrying about her father’s health and wellness…those are the moments I want to convey to you.
From an activity report I can see that Andy has spoken to two patients today (Sunday) and 7 patients yesterday (Saturday). Our patients get a secure communication portal where they can text, email, call or video chat with Dr. Andy. They get to communicate with their doctor at any time.
I say this all the time…NO ONE GETS SICK ONLY FROM 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. No one has questions only during office hours. No one gets scared at a convenient time.
We believe everyone has the right to be treated like their time is valuable, their health is as important to us as it is to them and that their doctor’s office truly cares about them.
When we started Connected Health…we wanted our website to be wegiveash*t.com! Apparently society frowns upon that. I still love the idea. Cause that’s the difference. When people ask me what is different about Connected Health than other primary care provider offices or what is different about our fitness facility or our nutritionist or our personal trainers or our CrossFit classes….that’s the best answer I have because it is true.
Concierge Medicine is not only for wealthy people. Our price may not be as much as you think. Concierge medicine is for people who want value for what they are spending on their healthcare. They want to make an investment in their own health and wellness. They appreciate a practice that is not merely sick care…one that is rooted in being proactive and preventative as well as being there for you when you are sick.
My dad deserves that.
We all deserve that.
A doctor that calls on a Sunday…when his family is in town for his own mother’s 93rd birthday…when he has plenty of other things to do….a doctor that cares about his patient’s health as much as they do.
A doctor that goes above and beyond. A doctor that cares.