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!
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?”
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.)
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:
- Sinus infection
- Sore throat
- Urinary tract infection
- Sprains and strains
- Respiratory infection
- 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!