Why Online Consultations are the Future
Wondering why I only offer online consultations?
Grab yourself a cuppa, relax and have a read as I explain why I love consulting via video and why it’s the way forward for personalised health care.
From the comfort of your own home
There’s nothing worse than coming home after a day out and about, taking off your pants and bra (we all do it!!) and sinking into the couch only to remember that not all your errands for the day are done and you have to go back out! The phrase, “But I just sat down” comes to mind.
When I’m finally home and relaxed, there’s nothing I want to do less than get dressed, put my shoes back on and head out for an appointment.
Wouldn’t it be so much better if you could just open up your laptop, log in and connect with your practitioner right there and then from the comfort of your couch?
Being able to talk about your health in your own home is one of the luxuries of booking an online naturopathic consultation.
I find that when we’re in a familiar environment, we’re more comfortable and less likely to feel anxious when answering questions about our health!
There’s also something less daunting about talking about your sexual health history and future goals when you’re in your own space, with no chance of interruptions from other clients or receptionists.
If you’ve got kids, you don’t have to tell me how hard it is getting them out of the door in the mornings! Video consults mean you can have a chat to me about your health without having to organise baby sitters or day care. You can even have your bub on your knee and breastfeed while consulting and it won’t interrupt the flow!
Getting stuck in traffic is one of life’s great time wasters – you’ve got so many things you’d rather be doing and sitting on the freeway is not one of them.
With an online appointment, you choose your booking time and simply turn up to your laptop 5 minutes prior, log in and you’re good to go. You’re also not bound by simply how close your nearest practitioner is.
Living rural? Online consultations are the future for your health care needs!
Think about how much time (and fuel!) you can save if you didn’t have to drive 30+ mins for a check-in!
One of the absolute BEST things about video consultations is the fact that you don’t have to sit in a dingy reception area with terrible magazines while waiting for your appointment.
Got your socks and slippers on? Good, let’s chat about your health! There’s no misconceptions here, I want you to be comfortable and cozy when we’re chatting!
Observations and Investigations
Now you might be thinking, how can you give me the best care possible when you can’t even see all of me?
Whilst there are some obvious limitations to not being in the same room as you, the impact of this is minimal when compared to the overwhelming benefits.
I can still get an idea of your blood pressure by asking you for a monthly trip to the chemist (who often check it for free!) or through your own monitor read outs.
I still provide testing and interpret your results accurately.
I observe your mannerisms, body language and over all demeanour via video and I’m confident you aren’t missing out on any crucial naturopathic investigations!
If I think there is something worth investigating further, I’ll have a chat to you about how we can go about this, with the least amount of inconvenience to you!
Some practitioner’s may still offer something referred to as a zinc tally test, which was thought to give an understanding of your overall zinc levels in the body.
This test has since been relatively de-bunked, and any practitioner worth their salt has revised their investigation procedure and stopped offering this test. You’re not missing anything by not having this done.
One of the more difficult parts of seeing a practitioner at their clinic is, if they don’t have the product in stock, they’ll often get you to go from chemist to health food store and back just to pick up your items.
I run my consultations slightly differently – after the consult, I send you to a direct-to-your-door website, that plugs in your prescription info, you pay and voila! It’s sent right to your door, no chemist needed! The convenience of having your personalised medicines sent straight to your door is second to none.
Online consults offer upmost privacy. No thin walls where people in the next room can hear, and no more awkward “should I say hello or ignore the other clients in the waiting room?” thoughts either.
For the duration of the consult, you get my undivided attention, insights and recommendations, giving you the freedom to choose how, and when, you work on your health.
All of your information is stored securely and no one but me has access to your files.
Ultimately, the choice is up to you as to whether you feel video consultations are the right move for you and your health journey. I strongly believe that they’re the future.
Having a consultation in your PJ’s and slippers, cup of tea in hand from the comfort of your own home – sounds pretty good to me!
Questions? Shout out and let me know
Book a 1:1 consult with me *HERE* and see what the fuss is all about!