At 38, Deb juggles parenting two school-aged children with a part-time job. Most days, she falls into bed exhausted after working, running her kids to dance and soccer practice, preparing dinner and helping with homework.
Deb was diagnosed with endometriosis 11 years ago and continues to experience irregular periods, and sometimes pain – especially if she forgets to take her medications. About four years ago, Deb was also diagnosed with anxiety.
Deb‘s closest doctor and pharmacy are a 30-minute drive away. Because she finds it hard to fit a drive to town into her busy schedule, especially when she’s tired, Deb sometimes doesn’t bother refilling her scripts when they run out. However, when her pain gets too bad, Deb forces herself to make the trip.
Recently, Deb was surfing the internet when she came across Medmate. She discovered that her GP could give her an electronic script to use at her pharmacy of choice. All she needs to do is place an online order and her chemist delivers straight to her door. Even better, Deb can shop around for great deals on regular pharmacy items, like paracetamol for the kids. She can even manage all her family’s medications in one convenient place.
Now, with telehealth consultations and Medmate, Deb can stay on top of her health issues without the stress or inconvenience of travelling to town. And because her prescriptions are automatically refilled, her endo symptoms are much better managed, too.