My name is Teresa South. I am sharing my story in hopes of inspiring other MedEncentive beneficiaries to share their stories to promote the important benefits of this program.
I am a wife and grandmother. I love to cook, spend time with my kids and grandkids, and I am very active in my church. I am also a cardiac implant recipient, and the MedEncentive program may have saved my life.
I developed a sudden onset of heart palpitations. My cardiologists ordered a Holter monitor, which determined that my symptoms were persistent. Obviously, my heart was telling me something was seriously wrong, which was causing me and my family a great deal of distress. Worst yet, neither my cardiologist nor I could pinpoint the cause.
After my office visits, I was completing a MedEncentive information therapy prescription, where much to my surprise I discovered that the active ingredient in my new facial cream was known to cause heart palpitations among certain people.
Excited I may have found the cause, I immediately contacted my cardiologist. He confessed that he had never heard of the connection, but we agreed that I should stop using the cream, immediately.
Sure enough, within two weeks, my heart palpitations disappeared.
Without the MedEncentive program, I fear to think what might have happened.
Since my ordeal, I have learned that one of the strongest determinants of a person’s life expectancy and well-being is health literacy. I am living proof of this fact.
I urge others who have had similar, perhaps less dramatic experiences, to tell their stories. We owe it to one another, as well as to our families and ourselves
Teresa South is a covered MedEncentive beneficiary through her employment. She has no additional affiliation with the company.