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Simple Strategies to Convince Your Family and Friends to See a Doctor

Simple Strategies to Convince Your Family and Friends to See a Doctor

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it's not uncommon for individuals to overlook their health. Whether due to busy schedules or hesitancy to confront potential health issues, many would still postpone or avoid seeing a doctor. According to a survey conducted by a private intelligence agency in the Philippines from August 1 to 10, 2023, regarding the frequency of health checkups, it was found that 33% of respondents indicated that they seek medical attention "Only when feeling unwell," while over 15% responded with "Rarely" or "Never." As a friend or family member, you play an important role in encouraging your loved ones to prioritize their well-being.

With telehealth, making healthcare accessible and convenient is easier than ever. For example, anyone with a smartphone can simply download the free Doctor Anywhere app from the Google Play Store or App Store to consult a primary care doctor or specialists like dermatologists, pediatricians, and ob-gyns. So, here are other simple yet effective strategies to persuade your friends or family members to see a doctor anytime, anywhere!

1. Express your concerns with empathy

Start the conversation by expressing genuine concern for their well-being. Instead of lecturing or being confrontational, compassionately communicate your worries and make it clear that your concern comes from a place of love and care.

2. Share the facts!

Knowledge is empowering, and providing them with information and facts from trusted sources can motivate them to adopt a proactive approach to their well-being. For instance, sharing our blog articles can connect them with reliable health resources from Doctor Anywhere doctors and specialists. This way, they can make informed decisions instead of relying on uncertain information from a general internet search.

3. Show how telehealth makes healthcare convenient

One significant advantage of telehealth is its convenience. Demonstrate how easy it is to consult with a healthcare professional from the comfort of their own home. Stress the accessibility of virtual appointments, enabling them to prioritize their health without disrupting their busy schedules. And if you have personally used telehealth services, share your experience! Real-life success stories can alleviate any reservations they may have about telehealth and encourage them to give it a try.

4. Offer support throughout the process

Taking the first step toward prioritizing health can be intimidating. Offer your support by assisting with signing up for an account, appointment scheduling, or even participating in virtual appointments together. Knowing they have someone by their side can alleviate anxiety and make the process more manageable.

Encouraging your friends and family to prioritize their health is a meaningful effort with a lasting impact on their well-being. By approaching conversations with empathy, providing information, and offering support, you can be a key motivator in helping your loved ones take proactive steps toward better health. And while you're persuading them to explore the convenience of telehealth services, you also have a chance to WIN some GCash credits! Simply refer Doctor Anywhere to your family and friends, have them sign up, and log your entries for a chance to win. 

The grand draw is on January 3, 2024, with prizes including ₱10,000 GCash, ₱30,000 GCash, and the grand prize of ₱50,000 GCash. Additionally, there are minor draws on November 15 and 29, and on December 13 and 27, offering 10 Winners of ₱1,000 GCash and 1 Winner of ₱5,000 GCash every draw.

The great news is that even if you didn't win in previous minor draws, your entries still have a chance in the upcoming draws. So, keep those Doctor Anywhere referrals coming, and you could be one of our lucky winners! Check the testimonials from our winners as they share their experiences with the convenience of using Doctor Anywhere and winning in our previous raffle draws:

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