One type of doctor I truly despise? OBGYNs. I have yet to go to one that actually cares about patient health above pushing things on you every year such as colposcopies and Pap tests. Newsflash: you should not be getting those done to you every year, despite what your OBGYN most likely is pushing on you.
While the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that from age 21 to 65 you should only get a Pap test every 3 years, you’re going to be lucky to find an OBGYN who follows those set guidelines and doesn’t try to make you get a Pap test every single year in order to get your refill on birth control. That’s been my experience, as well as that of every friend I have my age, and I’ve been to a ton of different OBGYNs here in Manhattan. I also have some far more terrible experiences I’ll just save you from having to hear about, like that time one of them messed up and told me I have cancer and it turned out to be not the case at all.
Needless to say, I finally got sick and tired of having to go in and deal with waiting for over an hour to see an OBGYN who didn’t have my best interests at heart, just so I could get a refill. I started researching online to see if maybe there was a way I could circumnavigate all of this, and that is when I came across a company called Nurx.
Here’s a radical thought: What if healthcare was easy, affordable, and made you feel good? -Nurx
Nurx delivers your birth control discreetly to your door, and the best part is your health insurance most likely covers it. If they don’t, chances are good you’re only going to pay as much as $15. Mine is completely free for me, and Nurx makes sure that it gets sent in advance well before I run out, and that was something I struggled with when I was getting my prescription filled at CVS: they always refused to fill it until the day I was completely out, and that was just a whole headache and a half.
How do you get started? You head on over to the Nurx website and fill out a short questionnaire about your health, such as what is your blood pressure? Are you on any medications? Do you have a history of blood clots? After you finish filling everything out, a doctor from the Nurx team reviews your questionnaire to see if you can get birth control through them.
You also fill out on the Nurx website your health insurance information and have to take a photo of your driver’s license and a selfie to confirm your identity. Another thing I really love is that they truly have people waiting to answer your questions or help you with anything you need in such a timely fashion. I couldn’t find the brand of birth control I use on their website and I’m allergic to the generic version, so I called them up and got to speak to a real person right away who helped me out.
Nurx is a complete gift to women in my opinion, and I think it’s amazing this telemedicine service is here to help you get what you need much more efficiently than if you were to go see someone in person.
Bre is a female millennial go getter residing in New York. One part entrepreneur, one part geek, she obtained her degree in Textile/Surface Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology.
She has held some exciting roles in both fashion as a designer working for brands like Victoria’s Secret and Henri Bendel, as well as in ad tech working for publishers like Ziff Davis.
Today she operates her own luxury label Bre Avery, along with Chip Chick Media which reaches millions of women each month.
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