Got a wicked hangover? The flu? Jet lag? Let the doctor come to you with the I.V. Doc which will send a nurse to your home at a moment’s notice to pump you full of rehydrating fluid intravenously. (That’s an IV for you non-medical types.) Based in New York, the company says its a “discreet luxury service” and that they always do a phone consultation before sending a nurse to your house or office.
Founded founded by a general surgeon, who in medical school would administer saline/vitamin IVs to get them through the long nights and rough days, he saw that some people just needed a quick fix and thought: ‘Why not bring it to their homes?’ ”
How it works is simple: Drips work better than glugging down gallons of water for a common hangover, because 100 per cent of IV fluid is absorbed by the body, against 50 per cent or 60 per cent of drinks and supplements taken orally. For a quick bounce-back from the flu, jet lag, exercise fatigue, food poisoning and general exhaustion, it’s a godsend. ( Prices range from $199 for a quick fix for jetlag and fatigue, to $399 for flu relief.)
Take the case study of Daria, a professional from San Francisco, who first heard about the I.V. Doc when she attended a friend’s wedding in New York in June She writes :“The bride had to be resurrected from the dead on her wedding day after overindulging at the rehearsal dinner. I had never heard of this kind of treatment — I thought it was for potentates and politicians and celebrities — but I watched as she had it and she turned from a very ashy green into the pinkest, most beautiful young bride I have ever seen.”
“People use the drip to combat hangovers, jet lag, fatigue, headache, nausea, post flu, and stomach viruses,” says a rep for the company. “It’s a luxury service that makes a lot of people feel better quickly.” All it takes is a phone call or a visit online to book an appointment.
It already operates in New York City, Long Island (including the Hamptons), Chicago, Los Angeles,San Francisco and just added Vegas ( a natural choice one would think.)
You can bet we’ll be using this service.