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One out of every seven men tends to wait as long as possible to see their doctor. Don’t worry guys, you’re in good company. Women, conversely, are more health-conscious. They’re 33% more likely to visit a doctor when they have a health issue or injury.
Last year was my first experience with telehealth, after about a year of putting off visiting a doctor. I rarely get sick, and it wasn’t a mission-critical issue (though it was something I wasn’t comfortable discussing with my doctor). Fortunately, I discovered that Blue Shield offered an online portal providing access to healthcare practitioners on demand. After a few clicks, I was live streaming with a nurse practitioner who provided the care I needed. Though the issue was unavoidable (it comes with age), I found the care efficient and enjoyable