Physicians DO Want Patients to Self Manage!


Changing behavior has always been tough in healthcare. Whether it’s getting patients to quit smoking, lose weight or manage their diabetes, our healthcare system is driven by physcians and hospitals and not patients, we all know what happens- We get patients who have never been empowered to take control of their own health. Utilizing our team’s experience of years serving chronic illness patients, running health clinics, and full stack coding we have created a self health management mobile platform that uses simple features to help patients reduce their risk or eliminate their lifestyle illnesses. Our approach to behavior change includes slow steady lifestyle changes, easy 1 touch data entry for tracking food and water intake and a color coding system that helps users associate their biometrics with real time understanding of where their numbers fall on the spectrum.

Matthew Curtis, patient and smoker says “When you smoke for several years, as I did, quitting is a fuzzy thing. You don’t just wake up one day and lay down the pack like a bad hand of cards. After a decade of smoking I’m trying to quit and I constantly crave nicotine. I even dream of cigarrettes now and then. As addiction is a multifaceted problem, I think the solution has to be the same. That’s why I backed the Medstartr campaign. This app appeals to me because of its level of comprehensiveness, paired with usability, this platform may be the stoutest contender in the fight against lifestyle disease”.

We recently launched a campaign on Medstartr to raise our first round of funds to develop, code and test the ios version of this concept. We are 3 weeks from having a beta version up and running for testing.

In the meantime, physicians and patients have responded to our campaign with excitement and extreme interest in using the Personal Medicine Plus mobile platform.

Dr. David Samuels was attracted to Personal Medicine Plus as both a patient and physcian,

“The idea of crowdfunding on Medstartr is exciting to me, I am a captive audience of course because I have type one diabetes and I want to have instant access to my data. Let’s look at what healthcare has become for a physician visit… I have to take off work, go for a long drive in my car to sit in a waiting room for a long time, to have my weight and blood pressure checked, which by the way is falsely elevated due to all of the waiting, I backed this Medstartr
campaign because I want to have all of my data in one place, and I want remote monitoring to be EASY. In the same way that going to the bank and cashing a check has gone away, I want my healthcare to come to me. “

Check out our campaign here:
http://www.medstartr.com/projects/252-personal-medicine-plus-patient-self-management

To your best health,

Natalie

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