As a patient in today’s healthcare system, it can be difficult and frustrating to get the level of care that you need and deserve. Whether it’s because you have a sinus infection and simply need a prescription for an antibiotic or need annual check-ups to make sure your chronic condition is properly managed, you shouldn’t have to pay hundreds of dollars for each visit. At Weekend Whitecoat, we don’t believe this is the way it should be. Instead, you can get care from a concierge medicine nurse practitioner. If you’ve never considered signing up for a concierge practitioner, we have a few conditions that your medical provider can treat online or with yearly visits.
Cold and flu season hits each year once the weather starts to cool down in the fall. Influenza will affect most people similar to a cold but the symptoms are typically more intense. This can put you down and out for several days so you have to miss work. Your concierge nurse practitioner can prescribe support and antiviral medications to help lessen the severity and duration of your illness so you can get back to life.
High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of heart disease leading to heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and other life-threatening complications. You can effectively manage your high blood pressure by meeting with your provider bi-annually and online. This is an efficient way to manage your medications, weight, and diet, all of which will play a large role in ensuring your blood pressure stays in check.
Anyone who has seasonal allergies can attest that they can sometimes be worse than having a cold or another illness. Having a medical provider who can help you manage your allergies with prescription-strength medication can be a big part of ensuring that you feel well enough to go about your day when allergy season hits. Additionally, your concierge medical provider can refer you to an allergist who can test you for seasonal and food allergies to make sure that you’re safe in your everyday life.
It’s not often a mystery when you have a sexually transmitted disease. Either your partner has informed you about a positive test or you can tell that something isn’t right. Your concierge medicine nurse practitioner can help you out by providing you with a diagnosis and a prescription for the necessary medication to clear it up. This saves you from having to take a trip to the urgent care and paying more for a long wait.
If you’ve ever had chickenpox, cold sores, or genital herpes, you’re at risk of developing shingles. Those who are of advanced age or have a weakened immune system are often at the highest risk of getting shingles. However, young adults who are under tremendous amounts of stress can get a case of shingles as well. This is easily identified and diagnosed by your medical provider either in person, over the phone, or during a video chat. You must speak with your doctor early on so they can prescribe you an antiviral medication that will significantly reduce the severity and duration of a shingles outbreak.
Sign up for care
You can sign up for care with our concierge medicine nurse practitioner at Weekend Whitecoat by filling out our online contact form. We can provide you with the necessary medical care that you need to feel confident in your health now and the future. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 410-999-1742 or send a message. We look forward to providing you with the care that you deserve.