This Health Care For Today's Family post was sponsored by Doctor On Demand as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions are mine alone.
Y'all know I think women are the super smartest people ever! You also know I absolutely love to share the best products, tips, services and advice I can because that's how I've learned everything I know, from other women! Recently I had the opportunity to try a new service that has changed everything for our family health care. Doctor On Demand is the future in health care and has made our medical treatments more affordable, our family healthier and my life so much easier. There is literally no one who will not benefit from this convenient new health care option. I cannot believe someone didn't think of this sooner!
We live just outside of Austin so let me tell you, the allergies are brutal right now, even our poor old lab is suffering. The weird winter we had this year combined with the recent heavy rains have made for a terrible allergy season. I thought I had tried everything when it came to allergies. I've done home remedies, homeopathic solutions, oils and over the counter medications. But I have been miserable lately with headaches, sore throat, watery eyes, skin rashes and exhaustion. I wasn't sure if I had allergies, a cold or worse!
I was resistant to go to the doctor just for allergies. Doctor visits for me mean I wrangle two preschoolers in the waiting room. By the time I'm actually seen, we have waited so long the kids are restless and I can barely visit with the doctor. That's if I can get an appointment in the first place, many doctors are booked weeks out. The other option for me is paying a babysitter so I can go alone. None of those are convenient, especially when the kids or I am sick. To be honest with you, when I was given the opportunity to try Doctor On Demand, I was curious but very skeptical. I ended up trying it because both of my littles had strep throat and I was worried I was coming down with it too.
Doctor On Demand is a live video doctor visit with an evaluation, diagnosis and prescriptions as needed all from the comfort of your own home. The above picture is an actual screen shot from my visit. I sat in our playroom while my youngest napped. Did I mention this was a Sunday, so normally my only options would have been an expensive urgent care center or an emergency room visit!! The process to register for Doctor On Demand was surprisingly easy. I chose to use the app on my iPhone but you can also use your android, iPad, tablet or computer. After a speedy download, all I had to do was fill out some information about myself and my symptoms and a doctor was on the live with me within minutes. MINUTES! I was in shock.
Dr. Chhipwadia was so attentive, I felt like royalty. We started out visiting, reviewing my medications and current conditions. She assessed me, asked me to hold my phone up to my mouth to look in my throat and confirmed it was not strep. She gave me new insights on the home remedies I was already doing and made suggestions where I could make improvements. She was informative, patient, attentive and answered all of my questions. It was really neat that she could see our home and the environment to discuss my allergies and the options for my course of treatment. It gives the physicians an advantage over going into an office. It was clear by our visit that my self medicating for my allergies was not the best solution and she gave me a clear treatment plan and explained using the over the counter medications with the correct dosage for my issues.
I had skipped the part of the application to put in my pharmacy information because I didn't think there was anything that could be prescribed. Turns out I was wrong, the medical field is constantly improving. So Dr. Chhipwadia looked up my pharmacy for me while we were on the phone and had a prescription for a new medication already sent in before our visit was even finished. The physicians can also write medication refills for you. I seriously could not believe it. I was so so impressed with my sweet doctor, the visit, the ease of use and the fact that I could register and have a doctor visit for only $40 from anywhere and on my schedule! This is the future of health care, not only can you receive quality medical care from the comfort of your own home but anywhere you are, like on vacation or business travel!
I really thought it was too good to be true, but I was wrong, this is an excellent service. There is no monthly service fee or subscription fee, you are only charged per video visit. All the physicians and psychiatrists are board certified and licensed in your state. Doctor On Demand is now covered by many health care plans! This has changed how my family protects our health. My allergies have drastically improved with the doctors treatment plan, I didn't have to hire a babysitter, pay a fortune or take my children with me to the doctor's office (around all the other sick people). I would have continued to try to manage my allergies at home had I not been able to use this app, I loved it. Any concerns I had were put to ease with the simple app that was user friendly with a knowledgable, confident and professional physician and excellent follow up.
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