Telemedicine and Retirees

Jane is a retired 68 year old woman who has a history of depression and anxiety. She went to her primary care doctor because she realized she was worrying all the time about her family’s well-being, her husband’s health and their finances. Jane was not able to sleep well and had become exhausted. Her doctor referred her to an HLN psychiatrist who was able to meet with her regularly and to diagnose her properly.

She reported an improvement in her depression and anxiety after just a few appointments.

The psychiatrist adjusted her medications and helped her work through the issues she was having with anxiety. She also met with an HLN therapist who helped her recognized and better manage various stressors in her life.

Jane reported an improvement in her depression and anxiety after a few appointments. Most meaningfully, she reported that she was exercising, sleeping well and had established her own small business after 6 months of working with HLN.