DoctorBox, a health management startup in Silicon Valley launched today. DoctorBox is a subscription box service that makes it easier for people at-risk for diabetes, living with diabetes, and those worried about their heart to enjoy a healthier and better quality of life.
Online PR News – 12-April-2013 – Mill Valley, CA – DOCTORBOX LAUNCHES SUBSCRIPTION BOX SERVICE FOR DIABETES AND HEART
Focuses on Health Management and Prevention Between Doctor Visits
Mill Valley CA, April 10, 2013 – DoctorBox, a new health management startup in Silicon Valley launched today. DoctorBox is a subscription box service that makes it easier for people at-risk for diabetes, living with diabetes, and those worried about their heart to enjoy a healthier and better quality of life.
The DoctorBox $34.95 monthly membership gets consumers a box with 12-15 products each month, delivered to their door. Each product is hand picked by doctors specifically for their condition, and is accompanied by a health card with empowering information on health benefits and suggestions on integrating the product into their life.
Chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and stroke affects nearly half of all Americans and is unfortunately the leading cause of death. Not only do these conditions shorten our lifespan, they also significantly reduce the quality of life.
Almost 26 million are affected by diabetes, and more than a 100 million are at-risk for diabetes. Tens of millions of us suffer from a heart condition, or are at-risk. 1 in every 4 Americans dies of cardiovascular disease. Data shows that African Americans and Hispanics are at higher risk for diabetes, compared to other Caucasian and ethnic groups. Data also shows that African American men and women are 30% more likely to die from heart disease than non-Hispanic white males. The good news is that these diseases can be prevented or managed through the adoption of healthy lifestyle changes.
DoctorBox founder Dr. Shruti Mathur said, “I grew up with a mother who is diabetic, and a father with a heart condition. As a doctor and a daughter of parents with chronic diseases, I know all about how difficult it is to manage a chronic condition. It is a daily challenge, and a marathon”.
DoctorBox was founded on the principle that "health happens between doctor visits", and the choices we made, every day and each week, are as important as the "health numbers" and the medicines, if not more. Changing habits is always difficult, and the way to drive the change is not through compromise, but to empower people to make better, healthier and well-balanced choices. That’s the DoctorBox approach.
Subscribers choose between the "Diabetes Prevention", "Diabetes" and "Heart" boxes. Every month, they receive 12-15 products of the highest quality - delicious full hearty meals, all natural and tasty snacks, personal care, wellness products and much more - all hand-picked by doctors specially for their condition. The products in the box are great alternatives to things people usually compromise on, and aim to give back the basic pleasures of taste, variety and most importantly, health options suited for their condition.
DoctorBox is available immediately at http://www.doctorbox.com
Dr. Shruti Mathur
Founder and CEO,
+1 (415) 810-1037