Dr. Audrey Powell is a Texas-based provider who has been with Doctor On Demand for over 2 years. She completed dual residencies in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee, and has seen hundreds of patients throughout her career. Read on to learn more about Dr. Powell, her experiences with Doctor On Demand, and a few tips on how to live life well.
Since medicine can be so broad, do you have a particular area of focus that you feel most passionately about?
Having worked with all kinds of patients of all ages, I’ve learned that each patient comes with a unique story that sometimes take a little bit of detective work in order to fully understand. In particular, I find working with young children and the elderly to be the most rewarding because they are often the most vulnerable in our society.
Is the experience different between working in an office and seeing patients over video?
It’s hard for patients to understand without trying it first, but I think the video visit is very much like a live, face-to-face visit. First off, the quality of the sound and video will amaze you. And as far as the doctor’s visit itself, I’ve worked with patients who needed routine cold and flu treatments to others that needed a much more detailed diagnosis. And because patients can use Doctor On Demand from just about anywhere in the United States, I’ve been ecstatic to be able to provide care to patients who have limited access to doctors.
What about when you get sick? What are some steps you take to feel better faster?
Sleep! When you get sick with a cold or flu, it is so important to let your body rest and heal itself at the first sign of something wrong. Also, drinking plenty of liquids and eating healthy foods gives your body the right resources to fight those bugs. For other conditions like stomach or skin issues, or women’s health like UTIs, it is best to consult with a doctor.
That sounds like good advice just for everyday life!
Absolutely. Sleeping an adequate amount for your body and lifestyle is so important to maintaining wellness, both physical and mental. It gives you the energy to function throughout the day, including exercise. Simply moving throughout the day helps you live a healthier life.
And I like to say that everyone should eat more plant foods. Can’t say enough for the benefits of vegetables!
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Dr. Audrey Ross Powell completed dual residencies in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received a degree in Microbiology. Additionally, she received her medical degree at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is passionate about healthy families at all ages.