Viruses are a common part of our lives. Virus symptoms are usually similar, and we can be struck down by one at least once a year. Once a family member falls ill, it is only a matter of time before it can spread to the other members of the household, making it feel like the sickness has gone on forever!
Each year, viruses change and different strains can circulate in the population. Currently, the coronavirus is flooding our news. While we are still learning about the virus, it has been around in different strains for many years in animals, however this is the first strain that has infected humans. What we do know about this virus and other similar viruses, can help keep our children and families safe.
NOTE: If you have travelled overseas, been in contact with someone who has travelled overseas and/or suspect you may have the novel coronavirus please call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398 PRIOR to visiting a GP practice.
What is the coronavirus?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) classifies Coronavirus (CoV) as a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.
What are the symptoms of the virus?
Common signs of infection include fever, cough, shortness of breath, respiratory symptoms and breathing difficulties.
In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Is the virus a cause for panic?
At the time of publishing this blog, there are 15 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia, and every measure is being taken to limit the spread of the virus. It is important to stay informed and listen to the advice of health officials.
It is also very important to not panic if your child or family member gets a cough, a cold or a fever – or all three combined! It is far more likely to be the common cold, or the flu (influenza) than it is to be coronavirus.
Just for a bit of perspective, influenza infects many more people every year – in the millions worldwide. For 2019, there were a total of 310,011 laboratory confirmed cases in Australia, with 812 deaths that were notified to the NDSS.
People with existing health problems, weakened immune systems and older adults are at a higher risk of influenza, coronavirus and other common viruses.
When should I seek medical attention for virus symptoms?
Symptoms of a virus that need medical attention:
- Severe cough that will not subside
- A high fever that won’t come down with the aid of ibuprofen
- Extreme fatigue and unusual sleepiness
- Refusing to eat and drink – not going to the toilet for several hours and not having a wet nappy, and any signs of dehydration
- Trouble breathing – sucking in around the ribs, rapid or heavy breathing
How you can reduce your chances of being infected by a virus:
- Wash your hands! Use soap and water, and wash consistently for at least 20 seconds – or as long as it takes for your children to sing the alphabet song.
- If you are out and don’t have access to a sink then ensure you have a bottle of sanitiser at the ready. Make sure you give your hands and in-between fingers a thorough rub.
- Wash or sanitise hands before and after meals, after being around anyone who might be sick, after being in public places like parks, playgrounds and shopping centres and on public transport
- Teach your kids not to touch their mouths, eyes, noses with their hands. Carry tissues or baby wipes for those sneezes and avoid hankies which are breeding grounds for bacteria.
- Make sure your child has had the flu vaccine. The flu is far more common and bigger threat in Australia than the coronavirus.
- Thoroughly cook meat and eggs
- Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing
WHO advises people of all ages to to take steps to protect themselves from the virus by following good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene.
What to do if you have virus symptoms or suspect you have the novel coronavirus
IMPORTANT: If you have travelled recently or been in contact with anyone who has travelled overseas and you suspect you may have the novel coronavirus, please call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398 PRIOR to visiting a GP practice.
If your child does have a fever and cough don’t panic, trust your gut instinct and make an appointment with your GP if you do have concerns. If you are going to visit a GP practice please call up and inform reception beforehand that you are coming in and please wear a face mask.
What is mental health and why is it so important?
Mental health is an important during every stage of life – from childhood to adulthood. Understanding the importance of mental health is vital to optimising all aspects of wellbeing. Mental health is inclusive of our psychological, emotional and social wellbeing.
HealthMint psychologist Priyanka Nair explains that mental Health affects how we think, feel and act, and therefore is directly linked to how we handle stress and the situations life throws our way. Working towards a healthy mind is a lot about unlearning our unhelpful ways of thinking/behaving, and learning helpful ways to manage stressors.
The World Health Organisation defines good mental health as “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”
How to improve mental health
We can improve our mental health by taking care of our body (eating healthy, getting enough sleep, slowing down), connecting with others (friends/family/community), and spending time doing things we enjoy. Maintaining a gratitude journal and working towards achieving a goal can also help us feel positive and motivated.
Seeking professional support can be helpful at times when things are overwhelming, and psychologists can help equip you with skills to better manage stress, low mood, and relationships.
Here are several ways you can take steps to improve your mental health today:
- Eating well
- Going to bed on time
- Writing down something you are grateful for
- Be positive to yourself
- Open up to someone you trust
- Do an act of kindness or to be helpful
- Knowing your limits and taking a break
What is a mental health plan?
A mental health care plan is something you can complete with your GP if you are experiencing mental health issues. It involves collaboratively forming goals with your GP, and receiving a referral to a psychologist for 6 sessions.
These 6 sessions allow you to receive a medicare rebate of $86.15 per session (for general psychologist), and ensures a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to your care. Individuals are entitled to 10 medicare rebates per calendar year for individual psychology sessions.
How can exercise improve mental health?
- Exercise releases endorphins and serotonin that improve your mood.
- It gets you out of the house and into the community – encouraging connections with others, and reducing feelings of loneliness/isolation.
- It helps regulate your sleep so you can have a goods nights rest which helps to make you feel more energised during the day.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health concerns call Lifeline on 13 11 14
Priyanka Nair is a general psychologist at HealthMint
For more information on our psychology services, click here
High Blood Pressure – What is it?
Firstly, your blood pressure is the force of your blood moving against the walls of your arteries. It is expressed as two numbers.
High blood pressure (HBP) is also known as hypertension. It means that the pressure in your arteries is high then what is in a normal range.
Your blood pressure should be below 120/80.
It is the leading and most important risk factor for stroke.
As your age increases, so does your chances of having a persistently high blood pressure.
Over time, elevated and high blood pressure can also weaken your heart, blood vessels and kidneys, and makes a stroke or heart attack more likely.
When should I have my BP checked?
It is easiest to get your blood pressure checked at every visit to your GP.
If you already have high blood pressure, every 3 months is recommenced, and every 4-8 weeks if your current medication is being changed.
What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?
It is very important to get your blood pressure checked as there are no symptoms that can directly be felt to indicate you have high blood pressure.
While high blood pressure has no exact cause, it may develop due to the following reasons: A family history, your exercise and physical activity levels, weight, food and alcohol intake.
What is the treatment for high blood pressure?
An appointment with your GP is the best way to figure out treatment for high BP.
Medication is the most common form of treatment, and while they can not cure high blood pressure, medication can certainly control it. Once you start taking medication for high BP, it is likely you will have to keep taking it for the rest of your life.
Other things like positive lifestyle changes can also help control your blood pressure. Making healthier choices and increasing your activity levels are some of the options your GP may discuss with you.
What are the benefits of managing my BP?
Managing your blood pressure can help decrease the risk of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, nerve damage.
It is very important to get it checked regularly. Any of the GPs at HealthMint can do this for you when you book an appointment at the clinic.
If you have any concerns about your BP, it is best to seek medical advice.
Check out an infographic from HBPRCA here.
What is gut health?
Gut health is the balance of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. Looking after and improving your gut health is vital to your physical and mental health, immunity, and levels of anxiety and stress. Read on to discover how you can improve your gut health.
Gut health is important and is linked to the following:
- Immune function
- Weight management
- Mental health
- Autoimmune conditions
What causes gut health issues
How do I know if my gut health is off?
- Upset stomach: gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea and heartburn can all be signs of an unhealthy gut
- Food intolerances: bad bacteria in the gut can cause a difficulty in digesting some foods and also cause bloating, abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhoea
- Autoimmune conditions
- Difficulties sleeping
- Fluctuations of weight
What can you do to improve your gut health
- Change your diet: Eat plenty of non-processed or low-processed foods that are low in sugar and fat. A diet higher in protein and fibre can help aid in gut health.
- De-stress: Stress and gut health go hand-in-hand and can affect your whole body. Ways to reduce your stress can be as easy as heading out for a walk, taking up yoga, getting a massage and swapping your coffee for a low caffeine drink.
- Ruling out food intolerances: Try to eliminate the foods that trigger your gut issues to see if your symptoms of bloating, cramping, diarrhoea and fatigue improve.
Recommended food types to improve your gut health
- Fermented foods: benefits hav e been documented to improve the gut health. Some of these probiotic foods to include are yoghurt, sauerkraut, kimchi and kefir.
- High Fibre foods: Bananas, beans, legumes, fruits and vegetables
- Bone Broth
Gut health and anxiety
Yes it’s true – your gut and brain and intrinsically connected. The gut is sensitive to emotion! Anger, anxiety, sadness, happiness, are all feelings that can trigger symptoms in the gut.
Feelings of being nervous before a big meeting at work, or pains during times of stress are a part of the gut/brain relationship.
Symptoms of gut health and anxiety
- Loose stools
- Shaky hands
- Weight loss
- Drinking or smoking more
- Overwhelming sense of tensions and pressure
- Quick tempers and quick to snap
- Poor concentration
If these symptoms are of concern to you, it may be a good idea to chat to your HealthMint GP or Psychologist. There may be strategies to help deal with the triggers and in turn, improve your digestive and gut issues.
What is Coronary Heart Disease?
Coronary heart disease (also commonly known as coronary artery disease), is caused when your coronary arteries get narrower and reduce blood flow to the heart. This happens due to a slow build up for fatty deposits, called plaque.
The coronary arteries are the blood vessels that supply the heart with blood.
It can be the usual underlying cause of a heart attack.
CHD prevalence is twice as high among men than women, and increases rapidly with age.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, CHD is the leading cause of death in Australia, and is also a major case of disability.
Heart disease kills one Australia every 28 minutes – 51 lives are lost every day.
Causes and risk of Coronary Heart Disease
There is no single cause for CHD, but the following risk factors can increase your chance of developing it
- Age – as we get older there is an increased risk of CHD
- Ethnicity – People from some ethnic backgrounds are at a higher risk, such as from the Indian sub-continent and Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people
- A family history of heart disease/stroke
- Being overweight or obese
- High cholesterol
- Hight blood pressure
- Not following a healthy diet
- Not being physically active
Some risk factors like age and gender cannot be changed, however there are many steps that can be taken in order to reduce the risk of developing CHD.
How do you know if you have Coronary Heart Disease?
Unfortunately, many people are unaware that they have CHD until they have a heart attack or angina.
It is possible to work with your GP to find out if you are at risk of developing the disease, and they may order the following tests in order to check the health of your heart:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG) or Stress ECG
How you can prevent Coronary Heart Disease
There is no cure for coronary heart disease, but healthy lifestyle choices and medications can reduce your risk for further heart problems and and relieve or control symptoms.
To help prevent CHD the following can help:
- Stop smoking
- Increase physical activity
- Control blood pressure
- Control cholesterol
- Be a healthy body weight
Among older women, regular light physical activity can be found to be associated with a lower incidence of CHD.
Can you treat Coronary Health Disease once you have it?
There is no cure for CHD, however if you already have it, there are treatment options that your HealthMint GP might recommend to reduce your risk of future heart problems, and to help relieve, reduce, and manage symptoms.
The following medicines can help treat CHD and its risk factors, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol levels:
Please consult your GP before beginning any new forms of medications.
Other treatments can include bypass surgery, Angioplasty, stent implantation, and implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD).
Sleep is important to our body and helps our systems regulate and repair after our waking hours each day. Although sometimes life gets in the way and we find ourselves not getting enough sleep on occasion, longer term effects of not getting enough shut eye can lead to various health problems and also cause danger and impede judgement to yourself and others. Here we explore some surprising and scary effects that the lack of sleep can have on your body:
What are the some of the symptoms of a lack of sleep?
- Inability to concentrate
- Lack of motivation
- Increased appetite
The body has to fight harder when you’re lacking sleep
A lack of sleep on the body prevents the body from having a strong immune system and makes it more prone to sicknesses and infection. It can also means that the body will take longer to heal from any existing illness and increases the chances of developing chronic illnesses and other serious health problems.
Serious health problems
Sleep disorders with chronic sleep loss can cause heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure just to name a few
A lack of sleep causes accidents
Around 20% of fatal road accidents involve driver fatigue. According to the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) in Victoria, fatigue is a major cause of crashes resulting in some 50 deaths and approximately 300 serious injuries each year. Sleepiness and sleep deprivation can cause havoc on the roads and is a major problem when it comes to the road toll. Drowsiness can have the same affect on reaction time as drunk driving.
It’s not only the road toll that suffers, but accidents at work are more likely to occur when there is a lack of sleep. Workplace injuries are a very real concern and can have disastrous effects.
Extra weight without the eight!
By not getting the recommended average 8 hours of good-quality sleep a night to function properly, it can lead to weight gain. The two hormones in the body, leptin and ghrelin, control feelings of hunger and fullness, and these two hormones are directly affected by sleep!
A lack of sleep can affect your mood, and you can become more likely to have conflict with others in your personal relationships and at work. You may also feel less motivated to complete normal day-to-day tasks as well as pursue larger goals in life.
Can you reverse the effects of a lack of sleep?
Sleep debt is accumulated when there is a lack of sleep and you can enter a sleep deficit. You can settle short term debt by adding a couple of extra hours of sleep over the following week if you are 10 hours or less behind in sleep.
Of course the best way to avoid the effects of a lack of sleep is to get the recommended 7-9 hours of good quality shut eye each night.
If you are feeling the effects of a lack of sleep, it may be time to look at the reasons why you are depriving your body of it. Both intentional and unintentional reasons cause the same effects. No matter if you are staying up too late, have shift work, demanding jobs, family obligations or young babies, these are all common causes. By addressing the reasons why, choices can be made to improve the quality and time spent in the land of nod!
If you are concerned about the amount of sleep you are (or are not getting!) Then book an appointment with one of our great HealthMint GPs. They may be able to assist you with the causes and treatment options for short and long term sleep issues.
Living a healthy lifestyle can be beneficial to your health, prevent some illnesses and diseases and can help to improve your mental health! Here we look into 8 benefits of exercise.
1. Exercise boosts and benefits your mood
One of the most common mental benefits of exercise is stress relief. Exercise helps to block negative thoughts and distracts from daily worries and stresses. It only releases the levels of, but also increases the levels of chemicals like serotonin and endorphins that can moderate responses to stress. It’s a win win!
2. Exercise assists in weight loss and helps prevent unhealthy weight gain
Exercise is extremely helpful in the journey of weight loss and weight management. Exercise speeds up metabolism, and increased activity levels increases the body’s fuel consumption (calories).
Regular physical activity combined with a healthy diet will increase the chances of weight loss.
3. Exercise reduces the risk of and helps to manage cardiovascular disease, reduce risk of heart attack, lower blood cholesterol, lower blood pressure
Regular physical activity can greatly reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and can actually also help to lower blood pressure! Lowering the levels of cholesterol and keeping your arteries clear of fatty deposits by undertaking regular exercise can reduce the chances of heart attacks and strokes.
4. Social interaction and exercise go hand-in-hand
Find an exercise buddy – grab a friend or family member and hit the pavement. Let’s face it, exercise is more fun with someone and it works both ways to motivate each other and keeps each other’s exercise goals in check.
5. Build strong muscles and bones
Exercise that involves weight bearing like walking, stair climbing, weightlifting helps to preserve bone mass which can help protect against osteoporosis. Exercise also builds and strengthens muscles which in turn protects the bones from injury and support and protect the jones that might be susceptible to or affected by arthritis. It also improves the blood supply to muscles and can help prevent age related loss of muscle mass.
6. Reduce the risk and help manage Type 2 Diabetes
For those with Type 2 Diabetes, physical exercise is a critical party of the treatment plan. Exercise can reduce the glucose in your blood! It helps with keeping blood glucose levels in check and in the correct range. Controlling blood glucose levels is essential in combating long term complications such as heart problems.
7. Exercise helps with sleep quality and benefits energy levels
When you exercise, your body naturally depletes its energy stores which helps when trying to fall asleep. When exercising, you may have longer, deeper and greater quality sleeps which helps make you feel more energised throughout the day. Around 30 minutes of exercise is all it can take for a better nights sleep and more energised days!
8. Lower the risk of falls with exercise
Exercise is a proven way to prevent falls by improving balance and strengthening the muscles that keep us upright. As we get older, a fear of falling may limit the decision to want to undertake exercise – but this can have a damaging affect and actually increase the risks of developing chronic diseases and the probability of falls.
Of course, there are many more reasons other than these 8 benefits of exercise to consider. Being regularly physically active will always have positive effects on your mind, body and soul, it’s just about finding the types of exercise that suits you and your lifestyle, setting small, achievable goals to start off with, and building up the process of becoming a healthier, happier YOU!
Before undergoing any new types of exercise make sure you have a medical check from your HealthMint GP. You can even get a FREE* Health Check Up (valued at $159) to get you started on your journey to great health and on your way to your fitness and exercise goals.
TMJ Pain And How To Treat It
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a pain in the jaw that can be caused by numerous medical issues. Keep reading to find out what TMJ pain is and how to treat it.
The TMJ connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone) in front of the ear. These joints allow the movements needed for facial expressions, speaking, singing, whistling and eating.
TMJ disorders are quite common, and they can cause abnormal jaw movements, pain and noises in the joint. Often TMJ can feel like your jaw is popping, clicking or momentarily getting stuck. Sufferers of TMJ pain may experience either sharp pain or a dull, constant ache.
Image from the Mayo Clinic
Symptoms of TMJ pain
- Locking of the jaw – which makes it difficult to open or close your mouth
- Discomfort or pain in the jaw which is common during eating
- An uneven or uncomfortable bite
- Clicking and grating noises when chewing and opening mouth
- Aching pain in the front of ear, which may spread to the rest of the face
- Headaches, pain and pressure behind the eyes
- Dizziness and vision problems
- Tooth sensitivity
- Pain in the neck and shoulders
What can cause TMJ pain?
- Jaw clenching and teeth grinding
- An injury
- Dental issues – new dentures and fillings
- Osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, gout, rheumatoid arthritis
- Genes and/or hormones
- Infections and autoimmune diseases
Occasionally, people have TMJ pain without any obvious cause.
How to treat TMJ pain
To relieve the symptoms of TMJ you can try the following:
- Cutting food into small pieces
- Eating softer foods
- Avoid clenching your jaw
- Taking over the counter medications, pain relievers or anti-inflammatory drugs
- Wearing a mouthguard when sleeping
- Avoiding chewing gum
- Not opening your mouth wide
- Gentle jaw stretches
If you or someone you know may be suffering from any of the above signs of TMJ, you can book an appointment online to discuss your symptoms and treatment options. See our wonderful team of GPs here.
If necessary, our GPs may refer you to see a dentist for specialist treatment for your TMJ pain. Berwick Dental Studio in Berwick may be able to help – you can check out their amazing range of dental services here
This week has been a massive milestone at HealthMint Medical Centre in Cranbourne North. We have celebrated an incredible 4 years since the doors to the clinic opened. What an adventure it has been, and continues to be!
Founder and co-owner Chantelle Brott sits down to share her thoughts and reflections on the last 4 years of the HealthMint journey…
The birth of an idea
I was 25 years old, and finishing off my final semester of Science/Law at Monash uni, when Paul and I opened HealthMint. That makes it sound like I have a very high stress tolerance. I don’t. I just felt this strong and impossible-to-ignore pull to get out there and get started on our dream of vastly improving the healthcare system. I’m also pretty impatient, and felt that every day we hadn’t opened was another day we had lost an opportunity to create change. We have now reached our 4th birthday and are on the cusp of re-shaping our whole business for future growth. So this feels like the perfect time to look back, reflect and share some things that very few know about me and what has gone on behind the scenes of HealthMint in the last four years.
Most people who interact with HealthMint wouldn’t know who I am. But my fingerprints are on everything. My name is Chantelle and my husband (at the time, boyfriend) Paul and I opened HealthMint as equal partners in 2015. Most people are blown away by the fact that two people who weren’t even engaged would go all in on something like this together. But in our story, it makes perfect sense.
The HealthMint spark is ignited
Paul and I met in 2011 and came up with the idea for HealthMint around 2013. When we spent time together early on in our relationship we would spend hours talking about business, innovation and the healthcare system. It was like a fuse had been lit. We knew with absolute certainty that we had to and wanted to give life to our ideas. So we started spending time drafting concepts, business plans, area analyses, searching for sites and seeking out everything we could possibly learn about business. In secret. That’s right, we decided to take on this massive project, and we didn’t tell anyone for a long time. In some ways, that made it even more exciting.
My memory of how we pulled it all together is a bit blurry. At one point we met a bank representative at a business seminar (that led to us being able to source financing for our Cranbourne site). At another point we were bouncing between builders and architects and furniture shops and Medicare.
Growing the seed
I almost can’t believe this as I write it down, but we didn’t even have any employees around 2-3 weeks before being due to open our doors. We had very little idea of what to look for when interviewing our first reception applicants, but our gut feel didn’t let us down, and that’s how our first star receptionist (Jaymee) came on board. We’ve grown a lot together, and after opening with 4 people, including ourselves, there are now 22 (incredible) people in the team.
Designing the dream
Every large and tiny element you see when you interact with HealthMint was thought through by us. From plotting out the layout of our consulting rooms in my parents living room, to the size of the skirting boards and shade of paint on the walls. Everything has a thought process and a reason behind it. We also took a lot of risks. We really didn’t know before trying it out whether the concept of a mobile healthcare concierge would work.
We were also told by every IT company that we approached that setting up the existing medical software to work through wireless tablets (our goal) was impossible. They advised us to have, you guessed it, the big chunky desktop computer that you see at every other clinic in Australia, connected by Ethernet to the wall.
But I knew in my heart of hearts that to achieve that feeling of connection, by having doctors and patients sit face to face, and the feeling of attentiveness, by having patients in the centre of the room, that we had to find a way to get rid of that desk. Most people don’t know this, but we went out and purchased a surface pro tablet, set up a dummy server at home and a test environment of the medical software and Paul tinkered with it for hours on end until he got it working. That was a very emotional moment for us, because we knew right then that our whole concept was possible. Four years on, and we are still the only medical centre in all of Australia to have the whole team working through wireless tablets.
Growing pains and triumphs
As most small business owners would understand, we have had some incredible highs, but also some very deep lows. I won’t go into too much into detail, but the pain of business and people coming and going can sometimes be so sharp. It can also be very tiring. There were months where Paul consulted 6 days in a row and we would then spend Sunday catching up on business management. We even had to cancel our honeymoon at one point. Thankfully, a few weeks prior, we were able to arrange cover.
Since opening our doors we have achieved things I didn’t even know we would need to achieve. I now have a kick-ass system for interviewing and hiring, have taught myself how to create digital document automations that save me hours for on-boarding, and I’ve even become pretty efficient at video editing. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We also have 250+ written systems that specify nearly everything that every team member needs to follow to deliver our signature, personalised and high quality healthcare experience. We’ve even been showcased on channel ten news, channel 7 Sunrise and 3aw.
We’re still working out our next moves – but we have this massive dream goal of some day having 100 HealthMints around Australia delivering the highest quality care, the best patient experiences, constantly innovating and shining a light on just how great healthcare delivery can really be. We want to create a future where the next generation is never afraid of going to the doctor. Where people feel confident that there are clinics nearby where they will be heard, taken seriously and know that their health is in good hands.
Being the change
I’ve been lucky, I’ve got an amazing family GP who I trust and who is there for me. Most of my friends and the people I know don’t have that. A few days ago my brother in law told me he can’t even remember the name of the GP he was seeing. We’ve got to change this. Our population is living longer, and there will be more and more elderly people. No workforce is better placed to keep us well and keep us out of hospital than our first line of defense – GPs. But with little true competition and the rise of bulk billing, the General practice industry has become a numbers game. Less money from Medicare relative to inflation + more patients per hour = we can keep going. This has created a conveyor belt of commoditised care (where people are just numbers) in many circumstances.
You’ve got to wonder how much a place cares about you when they put out an old plastic chair, ugly carpet, neon lights and a 50 minute wait time as your greeting. But Paul and I, and now the team beside us, believe that we can change this.
HealthMint isn’t just a business started by 2 young and somewhat naive dreamers anymore. Now it’s a movement, with nurses, concierge, doctors, psychologists and other practitioners who all believe that by looking at healthcare from a different perspective, we can make things so much better than they are, and help thousands of people reach their potential.
Our second site is on its way, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the next 40 years brings.
P.s. if you connect with our story, please reach out to me