Is There a Doctor in the House?

November 26, 2019Danita
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Compensation was provided by Amwell via Momtrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Amwell or Momtrends

It’s that time of year again… turkey, dressing, Thanksgiving feasts, family gatherings holiday celebrations and….cold and flu season.   Along with all the good, fun stuff we often end up asking…..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 has changed SO much since this bunch of grown up “kids” were little.  I’m old enough to remember 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!  I seriously can not even tell you how many times I’ve used telehealth for this guy when he’s had poison ivy!

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And if these two little cuties get sick, their mom doesn’t have to drag them out to the doctor.  What a blessing that would have been when my kids were little!

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 with a board-certified doctor, dietician or psychologist….anytime, day or night!  Use your desktop or by downloading the app to your mobile device.  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 Amwell.  They offer reasonable prices as well as convenience.  AND you can get 25% off by using the coupon code Amwell25.  Just follow this link to start your discounted doctor visit.  Click Here!

Typical Issues Include:

  • Fever
  • Sinus infection
  • Stomach Bugs
  • UTI
  • Cold & Flu
  • Travel
  • Pediatrics
  • Allergies
  • Rashes

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 most states.

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

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While I certainly don’t anticipate anything happening while this crazy bunch is home for the holidays, it is nice to know there’s a doctor in the house if we need one!

Amwell isn’t intended to take the place of in-person care in emergency situations but it is a great way to save time and money when you need a doctor for common issues.

20 Comments

  • Wander Moi

    September 19, 2016 at 11:41 AM

    I have heard a lot of nice things about Amwell and their services. It’s good to know that there are services like this. It’s very useful and helpful to many people.

  • Lynzy

    July 21, 2016 at 12:48 AM

    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!

  • Clara

    July 20, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    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’.

  • Rebecca Swenor

    July 20, 2016 at 1:48 AM

    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.

  • Bella

    July 19, 2016 at 11:08 PM

    This is such a great service but I still have yet to use it. This saves a lot of hassle taking the sick kids to wait and see a doctor.

  • Jenny

    July 19, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    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

  • YellowTennessee

    July 19, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    I love that this is an option now. It is so great to be able to see a doctor when you need it but still being able to stay at home.

  • Bonnie @wemake7

    July 19, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    This is really great. This can really benefit a lot of people. I would love to check this out.

  • Jeanine

    July 19, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    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!

  • Dee

    July 19, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    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.

  • Megan Elford

    July 19, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    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!

  • Chrishelle Ebner

    July 19, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    My insurance company has just recently started offering evisits. i love it. It is so much easier to see the doctor for antibiotics and other minor medical issues.

  • Liz Mays

    July 19, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    This sounds like such a great option. There are so many situations where I’d rather use a service like this than drive to the office.

  • Sarah

    July 19, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    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!

  • Christopher Lewis

    July 19, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    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.

  • Nicole Feliciano

    July 19, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Thanks for sharing your experience! AmWell has definitely set the standards high as one of the best tele-health apps.

  • jmanandmillerbug

    July 19, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    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.

    1. Danita

      July 19, 2016 at 9:49 AM

      I think you’re right. And, where else can you get a consultation with a professional for $1?

  • Anita Fonte

    July 19, 2016 at 8:05 AM

    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

      July 19, 2016 at 9:16 AM

      Anita,
      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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