Telemed Co. Empowering Women’s Health & Autonomy During PCOS Awareness Month

Alpha Medical, a telemedicine company that stands for empowering women to take control of their healthcare, announced a new service on September 1 to help diagnose and treat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a common hormonal disorder that affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. Common symptoms of PCOS include abnormal periods, weight gain, infertility, acne, excessive hair growth, insulin resistance, and male-pattern baldness.

September is also National PCOS Awareness Month, which is an opportunity for women and people with uteruses across the country to pay closer attention to this and better understand what they should know about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.  

There are no single tests that can diagnose PCOS, which has proven to be a major drawback for consumers suffering symptoms without a clear treatment plan. Medical providers can diagnose and treat patients based on their symptoms, past medical history, and family history, and they may advise completing blood tests to rule out other health conditions.

With this in mind, and with Alpha’s hyper-focused dedication to helping patients with a wide array of the specialty care they need, this launch furthers the company’s commitment to offering fully comprehensive and convenient medical care.

Alpha Medical, whose services are available in 46 states and treat over 50 conditions with their private and asynchronous primary care provider (PCP)access, is partnering with Quest Diagnostics to administer optional blood tests. With or without the blood tests, an Alpha Provider will contact users to discuss the results of their blood tests and determine the best next steps, treatments, and medications based on the symptoms.

Treatment may require a combination of lifestyle changes and prescription medications such as hormonal contraception, and prescription medication for scalp hair loss, weight gain, and reduction of unwanted facial hair.  

“Alpha Medical continues to fulfill its mission to bring convenient, affordable, and accessible treatment and resources to help educate women on their healthcare needs and symptoms,” says Gloria Lau, Co-founder & CEO.

“With this expansion in the conditions we help diagnose and treat, Alpha Medical can shine a light on PCOS and educate women about their reproductive health.”

As lifestyle changes due to COVID-19 mean the increased presence of working from home, and virtual medical appointments, telemedicine is becoming more and more popular with patients across the country. And with the onslaught of political attacks on reproductive healthcare happening right now in the United States, something which Alpha has been outspoken about on their social media platforms, telehealth is only going to continue to be a go-to source for medical needs.

With services like Alpha, patients have access to medical insight via their blog platform on a variety of topics, including PCOS, while maintaining connection to doctors and medical professionals from virtually any location. Telemedicine has become a powerful disruptor in an already-fraught healthcare environment that is been impacted by political attacks and slow bureaucracy.

Alpha Medical is playing a vital role in handing especially women back the power and autonomy when it comes to their health and decisions about their bodies. And in light of PCOS awareness month, their expansion of service and treatment couldn’t have come at a better time.

Up until this point, PCOS was likely to be diagnosed with a patient’s PCP or OB/GYN. At just $30 per visit, Alpha can now deliver a powerful and dedicated solution to help draw more attention to this condition and ensure treatment can be affordable and accessible, especially as we continue to battle the lifestyle changes caused by this pandemic. A combination of medication and recommended lifestyle changes will now be offered by Alpha Medical to help. 

To learn more about Alpha Medical and its initiatives, please visit https://www.helloalpha.com/

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