Men have had a particular known penchant for not always following a visiting regime for their doctors, dentists, optometrists, and generally anything that could keep them in better running order. The introduction of telehealth and clinical pharmacists has thus provided a route to medical advice and support without having to actually go to the doctor. This article shows why the move towards these technological-driven health visits and assessments are improving access to health care for men and have thus changed men’s health.
Proactive Health Is Better Than Reactive
Being able to get society involved in their own healthcare is accepted as the current end goal. Proactive healthcare is much better than simply reacting to the pain and symptoms used by diseases and ill health. It has been accepted that men only visit the doctor or primary health care advisor when there is a problem, injury, or the body has reacted to a disease, and there are symptoms. The idea of being proactive is to deal with the onset of diseases even before there are symptoms. Regular checkups and ongoing communication between the health care professional and the patient is thus at the core of such proactive healthcare. There must be a two-way dialogue between the medical staff and the patient on a regular and ongoing basis. In this way, any issues will be picked up early and dealt with. This just wasn’t happening for most men in America. There was a deep-seated and entrenched culture of reactive healthcare.
Why Interactive Pharmaceutics Provides For A Proactive Solution To Men’s Health
Being able to phone in to the pharmacy, have a professional clinical assessment and have the requisite medication in the post to you all in the same process is now the norm. Places such as chemistclick.co.uk have set the tone and offer a discreet phone service that provides for professional clinical assessment, prescription, and delivery of medication. It’s a seamless process that has developed in conjunction with telehealthcare as a whole and is likely to continue to develop and change to make accessing advice, support, and medication simpler than it has ever been.
This article has indeed been premised on a stereotypical view of the interaction most men have with the health care and doctors services. There are indeed those who are naturally more proactive, but the research shows that the pandemic and the changes brought about to health care appointments and consultations have seen an increase in men calling in to book telephonic consultations than have ever been in for face-to-face appointments. Telehealth and interactive pharmaceutics are changing access to health care for all, and it is a trend that will only continue. The only question is, how many men will continue to embrace it?
Toxic masculinity is blamed for the need for men to feel in control all the time and feel anxious and nervous about seeing a doctor or having a diagnosis which then may change or affect their masculinity.
It would seem that the inclusion of technology and the changes being made to healthcare providers and pharmacies is likely to change men’s health more than any other factor in the last decade. Onwards and upwards for telehealth and virtual health, it seems to have solved the problem of initiative-taking health for men.