Dr. Heather Hawthorne: June 20, 2017

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STRESS, ANXIETY AMONG MOMS REACH NEW HEIGHTS 

HOW TELEMEDICINE IS PROVIDING A SIMPLE WAY FOR BUSY MOMS TO MAKE TIME FOR THEIR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

 

Dr. Heather Hawthorne

Board-certified Family Practice Physician with Doctor On Demand

Let’s face it, life is hectic and tending to personal health matters can sometimes take a back seat to the many other things we have to do. Between work, soccer practice, the economy, social media and more, moms have some of the highest levels of stress and anxiety, but often forego treatment to prioritize the health and wellness of their family. However, when mental health issues like stress and anxiety go untreated, they can lead to more severe consequences on your physical health.

With the rise of technology, telemedicine – the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients – is a cost-effective way to get people the care they need when they need it and avoid the expensive trip to the emergency room or urgent care center. In the last decade, the use of telemedicine has grown and is an easy way to see a doctor for life’s health issues on your terms. No more waiting weeks for an appointment, and spending time travelling to your doctor’s office – you can now ‘see’ a doctor without even leaving your home. Worldwide, the number of patients using telehealth services is expected to hit 7 million in 2018, 20 times the number in 2013.

In a recent report by telemedicine company Doctor On Demand, moms are not only stressed about work and finances, but it is having a profound impact in other areas of their life:

  • 1 in 5 moms said the cost of healthcare is one of the top causes of anxiety.
  • 1 in 3 moms admit lying to their doctors about things like their stress and anxiety levels.
  • 1 in 4 moms noted that suffering from stress and anxiety impacts their ability to parent to the best of their ability, while 24% of moms said finances affect their relationship with their significant other.

 

For more information please visit: www.doctorondemand.com

 

MORE ABOUT DR. HEATHER HAWTHORNE:

Dr. Heather Hawthorne is a board-certified Family Physician working in the Los Angeles, CA area. She earned her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed her Family Medicine residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona and is trained in managing disease processes in all stages of life.

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