The world is huge and Curely is all over it!

Wherever you may roam, Curely has the right Health Professional for you! Maybe you’re traveling, or maybe you’ve moved abroad, but rest assured knowing you will have Curely right there with you along the way! With over 1,400 Health Professionals from 40 countries, speaking 25 different languages, feel at home knowing you can find the right Health Professional to suit your needs.

You see, at Curely we care about making healthcare more easily accessible for everyone. Throughout the world, you can contact any of the Curely Health Professionals from anywhere you might be!

We’re very proud of our diverse group of doctors, dentists and other providers around the world. You will not find the same kind of diverse cultures, varying specialties, available languages and countries on any other telehealth platform.

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Imagine having your very own team of Health Professionals available to you and your family members 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All of this right in the palm of your hand!

Did you know, there are Health Professionals from over 20 specialties* ready to help you! Whether you need to chat with a Family Doctor, or do a mail consult with a nutritionist about your dietetic needs, Curely has you covered! Have a question for a family member about pediatrics, or are you curious about chiropractic or acupuncture treatment – Curely is for you!

* You can see the list of specialties available here.

Remember, you can always filter the list of profiles by specialties, ratings, prices, languages and more. Once you find Health Professionals you’re interested in, you can add them to your ‘Favorites’ tab so you can locate your team of Health Professionals easily and in one place.

Curely Health Professionals are waiting to be part of your team!

The rise of preventive healthcare

the rise of preventive healthcare

The future is all about prevention, acting now as opposed to waiting to the point of no return.

The Risk Factors

  • 90% of Americans consume too much sodium; this increases the risk of high blood pressure.
  • Tobacco use is the #1 largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.
  • In America, 7 out of 10 deaths are from chronic diseases.

The Composition of Preventive Care

  1. Regular Testing (blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol).
  2. STD screening (sexually transmitted infections).
  3. Cancer screenings (mammograms & colonoscopies).
  4. Regular doctor visits (men, women and children alike).
  5. Pregnancy care (ultrasounds and genetic testing).
  6. Intervention (quit smoking, physical activity and healthy eating).

The Path to Chronic Disease

What is chronic disease?

  • Chronic Disease is a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured.
  • Top causes for chronic disease (CDC studies from 2011):
  • Lack of physical activity: 52% of adults did not meet physical activity recommendations.
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption: 560,000 deaths combined each year.
  • Unhealthy eating: More than 2 in 3 adults are considered to be overweight or obese.

Most common and expensive chronic diseases per year (2008 Forbes and 2010 CDC Studies):

  1. Back problems $32 Billion
  2. Osteoarthritis and other joint diseases $34 Billion
  3. Hypertension $46 Billion
  4. Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) $53 Billion
  5. Mental disorders, Including depression $55 Billion
  6. Trauma disorders $72 Billion
  7. Cancer $157 Billion
  8. Diabetes, types 1 and 2 $245 Billion
  9. Heart conditions $315.4 Billion

Other popular chronic diseases:

  • Allergy
  • Alzheimer’s disease caregivers
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Obesity and overweight

Benefits of Preventive Care and Medicine

  • Lower healthcare rates and copays and deductibles.
  • Lower pain and damage to the body.
  • Prevention of chronic disease.
  • Higher quality of life.

Featured Doctor of the Month of September 2015

Dr Khan

Curely’s Doctor Of The Month For September: Dr. Moshin Khan

We’re excited to introduce Dr. Moshin Khan, our Doctor of the Month for September. Dr. Kahn is a rockstar Internal Medicine physician joining Curely from Pakistan. He speaks Arabic, English, and Chinese. You can connect with Dr. Kahn via the Curely marketplace for questions about all aspects of internal health and wellness. Whether you’d like to learn if supplements are good for you, or get additional insight on an issue or concern regarding your internal health, Dr. Kahn can help.

Dr. Khan became a doctor because he loves to help people by listening to their problems and providing his expertise to solve their concerns and issues. His experience and expertise spans all aspects of internal medicine and well being, and he can be a great help for those traveling throughout the Pakistan region as well as for anyone seeking health and well being from anywhere in the world.

We’re excited that Curely is empowering Dr. Khan to expand his practice and passion for helping people. You can reach Dr. Khan through his profile on Curely any time!

8 Weird eHealth Diagnosis Codes (ICD 10 codes)

8 weird ehealth diagnosis codes

Diagnosis codes (that seem a little crazy!) your online doctor will be able to bill you for!

ICD 10 codes you won’t believe exist!

Street lamp incidents

  • Code: W22.02XA/XD-XS
  • Diagnosis: Walking into a lamp post.
  • Description: Everyone does it at least once in their lifetime and that’ why there are 3 codes for each encounter.
  • In 2008, 1,000 people were surveyed and 1 out of 10 had suffered injuries while walking and texting.

In-law problems

  • Code: Z63.1
  • Diagnosis: Problems in relationship with in-laws.
  • Description: 60% of women felt that friction with their husband’s mother had caused them long-term stress.
  • Only 15% of men complained that their mothers-in-law caused them headaches.

Siblings that don’t get along

  • Code: Z62.891
  • Diagnosis: Sibling rivalry
  • Description: About 1 in 3 kids who have a sibling have been targeted for some form of physical or verbal abuse and this creates a higher risk for mental health symptoms.

Trapped by a fridge

  • Code: T71.231D
  • Diagnosis: Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a discarded refrigerator, accidental.
  • Description: in the 1950’s, it was common that children would play in abandoned refrigerators and some would die of asphyxiation.

Projectile golf ball

  • Code: W21.04
  • Diagnosis: Struck by golf ball
  • Description: There are separate codes for being hit by a football, soccer ball, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and softball.
  • A golf ball can reach the speed of 211 mph, so rest assured it will hurt.

Hurt at the opera house

  • Code: Y92.253
  • Diagnosis: Opera house as the place of occurrence of the external cause.
  • Description: The primary type of injuries in opera houses is a staggering 50% strains and sprains.

Killer Whale?

  • Code: W56.22XA
  • Diagnosis: Struck by orca, initial encounter.
  • Description: From 1967 to 2012 there have been a recorded 141 incidents with killer whales and humans.
  • Since some whales are in captivity, it increases the number of casualties and subsequent encounters.

Encounter with a cow

  • Code: W55.21
  • Diagnosis: Bitten by a cow.
  • Description: Cows may look docile but they kill more than 5X the number of people that sharks do.

An overview of new Diagnosis

What is ICD-10?

  • International Classification of Diseases
  • When will these changes happen? – October 2015
  • How many codes are there? – 68,000 codes!
  • Why are diagnosis codes so important? – It helps with identifying chronic conditions. It helps to code highest level of specificity, very important for medication purposes. It helps record population acuity of common diseases