Ask your Healthcare Provider for a Nature Prescription
Have you ever thought about asking your healthcare provider for a nature prescription? Perhaps you've seen a commercial or an advertisement for a particular medicine?
The same way you might ask your doctor about a particular medication or other medical treatment, we want you to feel comfortable and confident asking your doctor for a nature prescription.
At PRA, we promote nature as a medical intervention because we know it benefits your health in many ways. You can speak up and be your own advocate for Nature prescriptions. Unlike pharmaceutical companies who spend billions of dollars to hire "drug reps" to go to doctors' offices and hospitals to market medications, PRA depends on you to speak up for yourself and ask your healthcare provider for your unique nature prescription.
Think of PRA as a place you can come to find out why spending time in nature is good for you and to learn all about the science behind nature prescriptions. Then take all that knowledge and share it with your trusted healthcare provider. Go to your visit prepared and ready to share your nature treatment plan with your provider.
In fact, why not write your own prescription, and take it to your doctor? (Hint: most doctors actually love it when you come to them educated, organized, and offering suggestions for how to improve your health). Ask your doctor, "What do you think of this nature prescription I wrote for myself? Is there any part of it that you might suggest I make a slight change to increase its therapeutic value?"
Don't be shy about suggesting this to your doctor. More and more doctors are becoming familiar with nature prescriptions. There are hundreds of scientific studies that make a strong case for spending more time in and around nature--time outside.