We know we should get to the doctor’s office every so often. We know we should keep up to date with all our check-ups, shots. We should tackle illnesses at an early stage before they get out of hand. However, it is not always that simple. With our fast-paced, demanding schedules, it can be incredibly challenging to get ourselves to the doctor as often as we should. Many of us who work full-time jobs find it difficult to schedule a doctor’s appointment in during the workday.

The Need to Manage Stress

We cannot use this as an excuse not to get the medical care we need. Our stressful lifestyles mean that we need to take care of our health, now, more than ever. Stress itself is a killer.

Extreme stress is one of the leading causes of chronic illness and even deaths in the world, accounting for up to 60% of all human illness, including many of the mental-health issues prevalent today.

Physical Effects of Stress -Short-Term and Long-Term

  • Insomnia
  • Damage to kidneys
  • Digestive and gastrointestinal problems
  • Damage to cardiovascular system
  • Chronic respiratory disorders

Mental Health Problems Associated with Stress

  • Depression
  • Aggressive Behaviour
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Social withdrawal

Employee illness is also the problem of the employer. Employers may think that taking time off to visit the doctor may affect productivity. Quite the opposite- ill staff slashes productivity more than we may realize, while a healthy staff is far more productive overall.

According to Stats SA, the South African business economy loses up to R16 billion each year due to the associated costs of employee illnesses. Many of these are preventable lifestyle diseases, associated with stress and bad lifestyle habits that stem from us not having time to take care of ourselves.

Why Not Get the Doctor to Come to Us?

In these times, we can order just about anything via an app on our smartphones, from taxicabs to food, to groceries. Why not order a doctor to come to you?

Doctors-on-Call is a mobile medical service where you can literally order a doctor to come to you, wherever you may be- and yes, that includes the office. In fact, Doctors-on-Call services extend to employers of large companies, as well as individuals.

Having a Doctor-On-Call visit you at your office can:

  • Eliminate excuses if the doctor comes to you when you cannot get to the doctor
  • Manage illness before it gets out of hand, by having routine check-ups
  • Can help with employee /work morale as employees feel well taken care of and do not feel they have to choose their health and their work.

For individuals at work, Doctors –on-Call provide:

  • Personal check-ups
  • Tend to an ailment that may arise during the course of the work day  
  • Seasonal flu injections
  • Medical emergencies
  • Travel medicine prior to staff traveling to endemic regions

For employers, Doctors-On-Call corporate services include:

  • On-site emergency consultations
  • Pre-employment medicals for new staff
  • Basic medicals for staff
  • Staff Fitness tests
  • Seasonal flu injections

Doctors On Call Help to Find The Work-Life-Health Balance

We are all busy individuals, dedicated to our work. However, we should not have to neglect and even jeopardize our health to compete in the corporate world. Many of us struggle with finding that work-life balance and Doctors-on-Call office visits can help with that-keeping you healthy and on top of your work!!