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Category Archives: Lemonaid Health

Millennials Are Dropping Primary Care Because Want Convenience. Not a Bad Thing.

The Kaiser Health News article Spurred By Convenience, Millennials Often Spurn The ‘Family Doctor’ Model caught my eye. Millennial patients want “convenience, fast service, connectivity and price transparency” while doctors and health experts worry about “fragmented or unnecessary care, including the misuse of antibiotics” and loss of  “care that is coordinated and longitudinal”. It’s as if the needs of the patients and the concerns of doctors are mutually exclusive. They are not. The challenge is the current health care system does not provide for both. What Do Patients Want? In November 2005, a survey published by the Employee Benefit Research Institute found then when judging quality of care, respondents found these traits to be very important: 90% the provider’s ability to communicate well 89% getting timely care 85% the ability to easily get care and treatment 81% found the coordination of care, ability of doctor or hospital to access complete […] Read More »



Cold Sores Treatment – Acyclovir (Zovirax), Valacyclovir (Valtrex), Famciclovir (Famvir)

Cold sores are a pain. Prescription cold sores treatment is available. Our doctors can help. We just added our 14th service – COLD SORE TREATMENT to our growing list of services for Lemonaid Health! If safe and appropriate, we can prescribe either as needed treatment or daily preventive treatment for recurrent cold sores. The COLD SORE TREATMENT service is now available for patients in the following 17 states: AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, MD, MI, MO, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, VA, and WA. Other states coming soon. (as of 2020, this is ALL 50 states and Washington DC) So long as this isn’t your first cold sore, our doctors can give you a prescription for an effective anti-viral cold sore treatment. With our 2-hour turnaround during business hours you can pick up your medicines at the pharmacy before you know it. There are 2 different reasons to […] Read More »



Get Tested and Checked for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea STD? Do it online with Lemonaid Health!

Lemonaid Health recently created a new sexually transmitted disease (STD) service that allows Americans to get tested and checked for chlamydia and gonorrhea, the two most common bacterial causes of STDs.  It is a simple urine test that screens for both chlamydia and gonorrhea. The test is done at your nearest Quest laboratory and can be done once a year.               Did you know? According to the US Preventive Services Task Force, all sexually active women ages 24 and younger should have a urine test to screen for chlamydia.  Women in this age group are at increased risk for this infection. 3 out of 4 women who have the infection have no symptoms! If not treated, it can cause complications including more a serious infection and infertility as well as passing it to her partner. If you are a women age 24 or younger, be sure to […] Read More »

High Cholesterol and Need A Refill or Treatment with a Statin? Do it online with Lemonaid Health!

Lemonaid Health recently created a new high cholesterol service that allows Americans to get tested for high cholesterol. If medically appropriate, we can provide prescription medicine to treat and decrease a person’s risk of heart attack and stroke. For as little as $200 a year (less than a dollar per day), Americans at risk can get lab work, doctor interpretation of the labs and a year prescription of statin medicine should it be necessary. For those who need a statin refill, this can also be provided as long as it is safe and appropriate. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and controlling cholesterol is simply one way to decrease that risk. Common statin medicines include lovastatin (Mevacor), simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), and rosuvastatin (Crestor). Using the most up-to-date medical guidelines An individual’s risk for future heart attack can be estimated by using a 10 […] Read More »