Boston Health Access: How Five Journeys Makes Healthcare More Accessible
If you’re suffering from a disease, illness, or other health problem, it’s essential that you’re able to get help from a high-quality doctor. According to the Institute of Medicine, access to healthcare is “the timely use of personal health services to achieve the best possible health outcomes.”
No matter your age, race, or gender, access to healthcare is essential for your wellbeing. Good doctors diagnose the root of your health issues, address that problem, and help prevent further illness. Without such access to healthcare, a person’s symptoms may become chronic or fatal.
Most people struggle to receive proper care from their doctors: struggling to get an appointment, expensive copays, and care that only treats surface-level symptoms. It’s no wonder that the majority of our population feels sick and tired!
We think healthcare can do way better. Five Journeys brings something new to the table: affordable, high-quality healthcare that improves Boston health access—or wherever you are in the world!
Higher Quality Healthcare
Current healthcare is fantastic at making symptoms go away… but ineffective at truly ridding the body of disease. When you experience symptoms such as chest pain, headaches, or chronic fatigue, it’s a sign that something deeper is going on in your body. It’s not enough to throw back another pill!
Functional medicine looks at the body as a full system of interconnected parts. We get to the root cause of your illness and eliminate it from the “ground up,” much like pulling a weed from the roots instead of yanking at the exposed plant.
You should expect more from healthcare, and Five Journeys provides a high-quality, functional medicine approach to healing.
Easier Access to Doctors
Have you spent eons on the phone trying to get into your doctor? Once you finally schedule a visit, you spend most of your time in the waiting room and get rushed through a mediocre appointment.
Your health problems probably aren’t solved in a single visit, but continual treatment and follow-up appointments are even harder to come by. How on earth is anyone supposed to get help around here?
The good news is, functional medicine doctors intentionally make it easier to work with patients. We limit the amount of patients we see every day, which means we get to spend more time with you. We view healthcare not as a “quick fix” but a sustainable lifestyle, and we coach you through every step of your journey.
When most people hear “functional medicine,” they picture a massive price tag. That mental image is enough to make anyone shudder!
Good news is, functional medicine doesn’t have to be for only “well off” members of society. Functional medicine is more affordable than ever before.
Plus, most of us spend a lot more at the doctor than we may realize. At the doctor’s office, we end up spending money on surprise copays or hidden fees.
With functional medicine, everything is up front. Most doctors accept different forms of insurance, but it’s not required to receive treatment. Five Journeys also provides telemedicine, which is covered by most insurance plans.
Preventative Care Emphasis
Functional medicine places a large emphasis on preventative care. Instead of treating one area of your body, we focus on getting your entire body as healthy as possible. We focus on healthy habits that will benefit you from the inside out.
These lifestyle changes strengthen your entire body and prevent illness from developing in the future. A functional medicine doctor will also help you identify health “markers” to indicate your progress and provide monitored guidance for avoiding further disease.
Virtual medicine is one of the best ways to make healthcare more accessible. No matter where you are in the world, you’re able to access a high-quality functional medicine doctor from the comfort of your own home. Not to mention it’s more affordable for doctors and therefore more affordable for you. Even better, most insurance plans cover virtual medicine.
Five Journeys provides a comprehensive laundry list of services for our virtual patients. Our approach includes our functional medicine care, nutrition guidance, and detox programs. We’ll craft a healthcare plan that’s 100% unique to you. All you need is WiFi.
Better Boston Health Access
At Five Journeys, we think you should expect more from healthcare. We’re honored to be improving Boston health access.
Our approach involves optimizing our “five pillars” of health: structural, chemical, emotional, social, and spiritual. We want you to feel better and live better.
Our patients get started by scheduling a free discovery call. This will allow us to get to know your unique situation and how we can help you. From there, we’ll utilize our cutting-edge tech to obtain more data about what’s going on in your body. Next comes your personal plan, involving nutrition, supplements, health markers, and accompanying treatment. Finally, you can expect to see results that reflect the quality of care we devote to every single patient.
Take your first steps today by connecting via free discovery call.
5 ways to improve access to health care | American Medical Association (ama-assn.org)
Access to Care – Boston Public Health Commission (doczz.net)