Do you regularly Google symptoms or have you ever found yourself lost on WebMD, diagnosing yourself with some illness at all hours of the night? We might have found a better way to get the right medical advice.
Enter MAVEN, a new health app available in the iOS store, created to be an easy and superior alternative to online self-diagnosis. Think Facetime with a live health and wellness expert that will host video appointments for you anywhere and any time!
The platform offers video-based appointments to women and children from nurse practitioners, OB/GYNs, pediatricians, mental health providers, physical therapists, lactation consultants, doulas, and nutritionists with a focus on fertility, prenatal, postpartum and pediatric care. Maven was designed for women's health needs: the new mom who has postpartum depression, the busy mom who doesn't want to miss work to get a basic rash checked out for her two year old, or the woman trying to get pregnant and wants her fertility charts read by an OB/GYN.
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They also offer basic primary care (like getting a prescription written) and the shortest appointment is 10 minutes for $18 — often less than the copay for an in-person consultation. Maven's mission is to encourage patients to form lasting relationships with healthcare providers. The app is available for download on Apple's App Store.