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Need Medical Advice Over The Weekend?
Is you Doctors office closed? Does the ER sound like a complete nightmare on a Saturday?!?! Is the weather to obnoxious to trek out in?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, I have the ultimate solution for you!
Doctor On Demand.
Doctor On Demand is a free, downloadable app that allows you to meet with a board-certified physician, psychiatrist or doctorate-level, in the comfort of your home, through your iPad, tablet or phone! Each medical visit costs $40 and most healthcare plans have begun to cover Doctor On Demand completely or partially.
The icing on the cake?
The average wait time to meet/see a Doctor On Demand physician is usually only 3 minutes! Yeah, take that ER two hour wait time. Doesn’t Doctor On Demand sound like a dream come true compared to that?
I know what you're thinking, of course this is what Doctor On Demand wants you to think, but is it true?!?! Well
unfortunatly for us, but great for you guys, my lil' princess did recently wake up one morning sniffling and coughing her life away.
Being a preschooler, my daughter is zero help when she's not feeling well. My child could literally be puking and still claim she is well enough to attend school or her weekend playgroup.
We had to learn this lesson the hard way one morning when my daughter convinced us she was fine only to get a call from the school nurse stating she was actually NOT! Definitely a huge embarrassment for my husband & I & something I refuse to ever let happen again.
The only solution to finding out if this non-stop coughing & sniffling is somethings as simple as a cold or something more serious such as the flu or even an allergy issue is to call the doctor! With it being Sunday and living in a small town we were convinced the ER was our only solution. Then it occurred to me, Doctor On Demand!
I immediately grabbed my iPhone since Doctor On Demand is available though iTunes & downloaded the app. I then made an account & picked a pharmacy close to my house just in case any online visits result in a script needing to be filled. I then selected the type of Doctor I would like my daughter to see. Unfortunately in NYS we couldn't speak to a pediatrician, but a medical doctor could easily help diagnose my daughters issue. The process really is this easy peasy!
It was then time to choose my doctor! This was the part I found to be most impressive! When you go to Urgent Care or the ER, you get whoever may be available. With Doctor On Demand I got to CHOSE the doctor. I'm more comfortable talking to female doctors so if I'm ever feeling under the weather I can choose a female. Since we were searching for a doctor for my daughter, I read each doctors bio & found that DR.Alspecror not only specialized in family medicine, but was into holistic medicine as well (something I'm majorly into) so we went with her. Then we chose the time she could see us & thankfully for us she had an opening in 30 minutes. So we booked the time slot and waited for her to give us a buzz.
DR.Alspecror buzzed us at 4:30 on the dot! The appointment pretty much reminded me of a FaceTime chat. DR.Alspecror talked to my daughter & I and could visibly see her runny nose and heard her coughs. Since she didn't have any other signs of an allergy she ruled allergies out and recommend a day of bed rest, honey for her cough & cold meds to help my daughter sleep. Nothing too serious since we cought this early on. The appointment took less than 15 minutes and totally gave this mama peace of mind!
Doctor On Demand can diagnose other things besides illnesses as well! They can treat allergies, asthma, skin issues, acne, and even provide prescription refills. Perfect if you need a refill while on vacation and you're not near your local pharmacy.
If you would like to try out Doctor On Demand, I may just have a $10 off discount code for your first visit! Use the code TROPHY10 the next time you need to chat with a medical professional!
So let's chat!!!!
Have you used Doctor On Demand? Does talking to a Doctor in the comfort of your own home sound like something you can see yourself doing next time
you're feeling under the weather?
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