Living well, your way: How to get healthcare on your terms

Navigating Healthcare

by Baylor Scott & White Health

Feb 23, 2024

For many of us, balancing our jobs, families and responsibilities often leaves little time for prioritizing our health and well-being.

Making healthy choices and managing your healthcare doesn't need to be daunting or take up a lot of your time. In fact, there are many ways to make care convenient for you and your family.

With the right strategies and mindset, you can seamlessly integrate healthcare into your busy lifestyle, ensuring you live well for many years to come.

Small steps for big health changes

There's no one size fits all for healthy living—and your approach to healthcare should reflect that. Your wellness is formed by many choices you make on a daily basis, from mental well-being and eating a balanced diet to exercise.

Talk to your doctor about healthy habits you can implement in your life. Tune into your body's needs amidst the hustle and bustle of your daily routine and establish what makes you feel good.

Prevention is key—healthcare is also about what happens outside of a doctor’s office. Practice mindfulness, choose nutritious foods and move your body each day. Learn what your body needs and prioritize looking after yourself, even if it’s for a few moments each day.

Healthcare on your schedule

Planning ahead can help you stay on track. If you own a car, you schedule your annual service and oil change to keep you safe and on the road. Think of a healthcare routine in the same way: why not make sure to have a yearly appointment with your doctor on your calendar to keep you accountable for your health?

Having an annual check-up develops a relationship with your primary care doctor so you're ready to conquer anything that comes your way. During an appointment, you can get advice on lifestyle changes that can prevent conditions like Type 2 diabetes, catch any potential health problems early and establish healthy habits to incorporate into your daily life.

After your visit, schedule your yearly appointment while you’re at the doctor’s office. By setting aside time in your calendar in advance, the doctor will most likely have lots of availability, so you can choose a time that is most convenient for you.

Embrace technology for your wellness goals

Harness the power of technology to make healthcare suit your lifestyle. You can keep up to date with health and wellness news by reading articles from trusted online websites and learn what health resources are out there for you.

Your smartphone can be an incredible tool for your healthcare. Utilize well-being and fitness apps to track your daily movement, monitor your nutrition intake and even set goals tailored to your lifestyle. These tools are also useful to keep track of heart rate and activity levels—something your primary care doctor may ask you about at your next appointment.

Get the care you want, when you want it

Modern technology has made it simple to look after yourself on the go. If you want to speak to your healthcare provider, there are a range of options you can choose to suit your daily life.

Virtual care gives you access to high-quality, convenient care from providers you trust, 24 hours a day. If you’re not feeling well, you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home.

The MyBSWHealth app allows you to easily and quickly manage many aspects of your health from your smartphone, computer or tablet, including:

  • Schedule and manage online doctor appointments
  • Access virtual care
  • Send private messages to your providers and get quick answers

Get started with MyBSWHealth

By planning ahead, prioritizing yourself and using technology, you can live well and stay healthy in the hustle and bustle of life.

Don’t have a MyBSWHealth account yet? Follow the steps online or in the app to register for an account and make managing your healthcare a breeze.

To get started, download the app or visit and select “Create account.” Experience your care, your way today.

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