Disclosure: “This post was sponsored by Doctor On Demand as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.”
The past two years has been a rollercoaster here as far as health is considered. My husband has spent 4 months in the hospital with abdominal/gastro problems. Both my boys were hit hard this year with periodic colds and flu. I’ve been having all types of gastro and arthritis flare-ups. You never know who is going to be suffering and I hate it. Granted my husband and I have insurance, but finding the time to go to the doctor is a pain. My youngest has insurance as well, but his doctor is far away and the wait in that office is never shorter than an hour. Unfortunately, my oldest doesn’t qualify for insurance and quite frankly, he can’t afford it. So what do people in our situation do?
Visiting a doctor while on the go via your computer or smartphone app is becoming more popular, especially with the millennials like my son who have a hard time getting coverage. It sounds crazy, but if you think about it when you visit your doctor in his office most of the time he doesn’t need to touch you or anything and the entire appointment can be handled sight-on-seen. So what’s the difference? Well, the difference is the cost. The difference is the convenience. The difference is that mobile doctors like those found on Doctor On Demand are just good for a fraction of the price and a lot more convenient!
Are you worried that the physicians or psychiatrists on Doctor On Demand aren’t board-certified? Well, they are and the psychologists have doctorate-level degrees as well. When appropriate they can write prescriptions and send them directly to the pharmacy nearest you. As a matter of fact, I had to use the medication refill service today. I suffer from arthritis and it has been particularly bad lately, but I’m out of my Meloxicam. I made an appointment with my regular Rheumatologist but the first available he had was May 24th, over a week away and quite frankly, the pain and discomfort I’m experiencing just will not wait. I used my discount code and did a quick video appointment with Dr. Galloway. He was even able to give me some advice about being tested for food sensitivities in relation to my arthritis flare-ups and told me to ask my doctor about blood testing. By the time we got off the conference online I got a text from CVS that my prescription has been filled. It was that easy.
The regular visit is $40 or less and it’s even covered by many insurance plans for full and partial coverage. No more waiting for the doctor appointment for me and my family and no unnecessary visits to the emergency room or urgent care. When we aren’t feeling well we go to the doctor in our PJs – from our beds with Doctor On Demand.
Step-by-Step Instructions to using Doctor On Demand:
If using on your desktop, you must have Google Chrome and a front-facing camera. Otherwise, you can download the Doctor On Demand app on any of these devices:
- Galaxy Tab
- Register for the service via the app.
- When prompted to add your insurance, feel free to search for your provider however it is not required to complete a video visit.
- As you walk through the steps to set up your profile and book an appointment, you will also notice a section to input your unique promotion/coupon code for your visit. Enter LIFEWITHLISA for $10 off your first visit.
- When booking your visit, they’ll also want to know a little bit more about why you are booking the video visit, if you’re currently taking any medication, etc. There will also be a variety of symptoms you are experiencing to check off so the doctor will know in advance of the call what you are experiencing.
- Once you are ready to make a video visit, you can either see a Medical Doctor immediately or schedule a visit by clicking the ‘My Appts’ section.
- Be prepared for your appointment by having the app open, device charged, and position yourself in a well-lit, quiet space.
- You’ll get a text message letting you know that your doctor is available for your appointment and you can connect to have a real-time, face-to-face video visit.
- If you need to cancel your appointment for any reason, there is a 4-hour cancellation window.
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