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Time Saving Tuesday – Is There a Doctor in the House?

This post is sponsored by Mom Trends and their client Amwell.  However, all content and opinions are my own. 

Today’s Time Saving Tuesday answers the question…..Is there a doctor in the house?  Why, yes, as a matter of fact there IS, thanks to modern technology and Amwell!

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Technology is a wonderful thing and helps us save a lot of time!  Sure, there are times I miss the “good old days” when the phone was attached to the wall and I could grocery shop uninterrupted, everything I needed to know was found in the Encyclopedia Britannic and people actually had to speak words to each other in order to communicate.  But, all in all I’m thankful for the technological advances in life….and there’s really no area of life that hasn’t been affected.  

Honestly, what can’t you do from the comfort of your own home?  Learn, shop, gather information, communicate with friends across the country (or the world).  I use most of these on a daily basis, although there are times I like to get out of the house to do them.

However, there’s one thing I DON’T enjoy having to leave home for….. doctor’s visits!  When I’m sick (or anyone else in the family) the last thing I feel like doing is getting dressed and leaving the house.  Really, I just want to stay in my PJ’s, lie on the couch and sleep. And then there’s timing.  I don’t know about you but when my children were young they almost always got sick in the middle of the night or on a weekend.  Those are the times I’d like to say, “Is there a doctor in the house?”  

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Well, thanks to technology THERE CAN BE!  Telehealth is a fairly new concept but I LOVE the idea!!!  American Well (Amwell) the nations largest telehealth company, is one such provider.  You can connect through your desktop or mobile device with a board-certified doctor, dietician or psychologist….anytime, night or day!  Appointments are live and immediate… talk about convenient!  And you don’t have to get off the couch or out of your PJ’s.  

Usually, convenience come with a price …. the more convenient the higher the cost, right?  Not so with telehealth.  Amwell offers a $49 physician visit!  (Amwell is accepted by many major insurers, with more added every day.  Enter your health insurance information for a lower cost visit.)  

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They are also allowing me to share a special offer with you (my loyal reader).  By using the code TELEVISIT45 you can get your first visit for $1!  Seriously, you can have a doctor’s visit from your own home for $1.  What’s not to love about that? Save it for a sick child or use it to ask questions about an issue you haven’t wanted to take time or spend money to visit the doctor.  Think of them as the “Amazon of healthcare”.  

Typical Issues Include:

  • Bronchitis
  • Sinus infection
  • Sore throat
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Pinkeye
  • Flu
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cold
  • Respiratory infection
  • Headache
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Weight concerns
  • Smoking cessation

Visits are private, secure and HIPPA compliant.  Depending on the issue, doctors can diagnose, suggest follow-up and prescribe when necessary.  Amwell doctor visits are now available in 46 states. (not available in Texas)  

Don’t just take my word for it, see what The Wall Street Journal has to say about them!  

Telehealth is a great way to save time and money when you need a doctor!

20 Responses

  1. Lynzy

    I absolutely love this idea! I think who ever came up with it must be so happy that a service like this is becoming so popular. Great tips!

  2. I agree with you. Who came up with the idea that sick people should take themselves to the hospital. There was a time not so long ago that doctors came to your house. It was called a ‘house call’.

  3. It is so true that now days you can do just about everything from the comfort of your home. Amwell sounds like a great way to visit the doctor without leaving home and this is a great deal for the first visit to with the code. Thanks for sharing the information.

  4. This sounds like an amazing service!! I hate when you have to drag the kids into the urgent care, sounds great for the smaller medical problems

  5. Jeanine

    This is really a great idea! I wish we’ve always had access to something like this. It would be very helpful especially with so many kids when I need to see a doctor quickly….. and drag the kids along!

  6. Dee

    I have never heard of Televisit, but I I think this is really awesome and much need when you have a sick child at home and you need to talk to someone quickly.

  7. This is a wonderful idea! I’ve used Telehealth, walk-in clinics and the ER, not because we don’t have a family doctor, but because it’s so hard to book a visit to see her. I would love to have access to health care through an app like this!

  8. This really is fantastic that there is a way to get ahold of a doctor in the comfort of your own home. Looks like they really nailed their service to make sure everyone’s needs are covered easily!

  9. WOW, sounds crazy innovative. I think some people would be a bit concerned as to not having someone right next to you in the flesh, but being able to speak to a professional like this would be beneficial to so many.

  10. I am seriously thinking about using them for nutritionalist! I am trying to learn how to eat healthier and I think it would go a lot better with someone that actually knew what they were talking about.

  11. Anita Fonte

    I think I saw this on my local news. I think it is fabulous as I can stay in my own home and visit the dr via a tablet/laptop. Only thing I wonder is if you needed blood work, where do you go?

    1. Danita

      It is really convenient! It’s mostly for common sicknesses. If it’s something they think you need to have an in person visit for they really good about letting you know that. We’ve used telehealth for the flu and several bouts of poison ivy.

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