SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Doctor On Demand, the leading virtual care provider, is empowering women to take control of their health and raising awareness around the leading cause of death for women in the United States - heart disease. On Tuesday, May 22nd, Doctor On Demand -- a proud local sponsor of CycleNation Dallas and the American Heart Association -- is taking over Dallas with its first ever ‘Healthy Heart Fest 2018’ where local residents will enjoy a fully immersive event full of fun, relaxing, and informative heart healthy activities, as well as entertainment from 106.1 KISS FM. Attendees can meet with Doctor On Demand physicians for on-site heart health screenings and to discuss prevention measures to ensure heart health and longevity.
Commonly known as a “man’s disease,” one in every four women die from heart disease in the United States each year, making this the number one killer of women. While there are few symptoms, high blood pressure is a key risk factor, impacted by common lifestyle choices: physical inactivity, poor diet, stress. Doctor On Demand encourages women to address this life-threatening disease by getting regular check-ups and blood pressure screenings, as well as making small lifestyle changes that will make a large impact.
“Being proactive with your health and taking the necessary preventative measures is both effective and smart,” said Dr. Ian Tong, Chief Medical Officer at Doctor On Demand. “At Doctor On Demand, we believe that everyone should have access to a board-certified doctor from wherever they are. Prevention of heart disease is no exception, and we want to educate women everywhere on how to take care of their heart and implement simple, yet meaningful, changes that will make a big difference.”
What: Dallas Healthy Heart Fest 2018
Where: 7 For Parties | 150 Turtle Creek Blvd Dallas, TX 75207
When: Tuesday, May 22
Time: Open from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT
Cost: Free event
In addition to free health screenings with Doctor On Demand on-site, 106.1 KISS FM’s Priscilla will be hosting the event, providing entertainment and offering a variety of fun on-site prizes. ‘Healthy Heart Fest 2018’ attendees can participate in free spin classes, relaxation (with free express manicures and massages), and better-for-you bites, as well as heart healthy shopping at local farmers markets. Everyone who pre-registers and attends the event will be entered for a chance to win a variety of prizes, including a year-long ClassPass membership, five free blowouts at DryBar, and a $250 shopping spree at The Tot. Attendees will also receive tools and solutions to empower them to live their best lives and give themselves the love and care their hearts deserve.
To RSVP to attend this free event, click here.
With Doctor On Demand, everyone has access to quality, affordable care. Health insurance options, or lack thereof, should never deter anyone from taking care of their health. To download the Doctor On Demand app, click here.
About Doctor On Demand
Doctor On Demand is a nationwide healthcare service that provides video visits with board-certified physicians, psychiatrists and licensed psychologists via smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers. Patients download the Doctor On Demand app or visit www.doctorondemand.com, provide a list of their symptoms, and are connected for a video visit within minutes. Prescriptions, if needed, are sent directly to the pharmacy of choice. Doctor On Demand physicians can also order lab work, allowing for the treatment of a broader range of conditions and chronic care management.
Through its 5-star rated mobile application and website, consumers can access board-certified physicians in all 50 states and the District of Columbia with an average wait time of 5 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Doctor On Demand delivers services through employers, health plans, and directly to consumers. While insurance isn’t required, tens of millions of Americans enjoy covered medical and mental health visits.
Doctor On Demand is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. To access Doctor On Demand, download the app (iTunes or Google Play) or visit www.doctorondemand.com.
About the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. To learn more or to get involved, call 214.441.4200, visit heart.org/dallas or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.