Originally posted on November 1, 2019 by Terri Coutee on her blog.

Social media and apps give us the ability to participate in key topics related to healthcare. The GRYT Platform is one such opportunity. This statement from the GRYT website explains the importance to patients across healthcare disciplines.

“We believe information is an undeniable right, so we’ve created a way for you to connect to people with similar experience, providing inspiration, information, and access options, allowing YOU to choose what’s best for you.”

Let’s outline how to participate in a GRYT chat in 3 easy steps.

Step 1 of Participating in a GRYT Chat: Downloading the App

Begin by downloading the app to your phone or desktop. It can be downloaded from either the iTunes App Store or the Google Play store. Here is a link you can use: https://grythealth.com/the-app

Step 2 of Participating in a GRYT Chat: Setting up your Profile

Once you have downloaded the app, set up your profile. I like the avatars you can set up to identify yourself without using a personal photo.

Step 3 of Participating in a GRYT Chat: Take a Tour

Once you download the app and set up your profile, take a tour of the app. Familiarize yourself with the app on your mobile device. Check out the “Discover” button to find others in the community who have similar circumstances to yours you can connect with. This is a community for you to feel comfortable and part of. Say hello to other members, ask questions, or just say a friendly “hello, nice to meet you.” Check out the “Chatrooms” button to find to find different featured discussions to join in.

In the upper left-hand corner of the mobile app, find the small megaphone icon. Tap on it to find upcoming announcements and chats you can join in on.

I personally prefer to join the app chat from the desktop download. It makes typing your questions and comments easier. Like the mobile device, after it is downloaded to your desktop, you can personalize your profile. Once you have it set up take the desktop tour. On the left-hand column of the desk top version, you will see “Chatrooms” listed first. This gives you a number of different programs you can check out and participate in.

Also note at the bottom on the left-hand column, you will see “Announcements” of upcoming events.

I am honored and excited to be participating in a GRYT chat on Tuesday, November 5 at 10 pm EST to discuss breast reconstruction after mastectomy.

Participating in a GRYT chat on the GRYT Platform is just that easy! Three steps and you’re there. You’re on your way to connect with like-minded individuals and experts in the field to discuss health topics pertinent to your decisions and care.


References made to my surgical group, surgeon and healthcare team are made because they are aligned with my values and met my criterion after I did research of their practices and success rates. Any other healthcare provider that displays the same skill, compassion education and outreach to patients will be given consideration and recognition on this website.  The information contained on this website is not a substitute for or should be construed as medical advice. Please consult a licensed physician for medical advice.