If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, I’m sure it’s that NO ONE likes to visit the doctor. Not only do you need to call and find an appointment time that fits into your schedule, but you also need to drive there and sit in a waiting room for an undetermined amount of time. More time is spent doing all of those things than actually seeing the doctor, which is why I avoid going at all costs.
Recently, I was introduced to a wonderful app called Amwell, which is going to change the way you think about having to see the doctor. Amwell, the world’s largest telehealth company helps to connect users with doctors, dieticians and therapists for instant live, online visits – anytime of day!
The timing of this app coming into my life was perfect. Unfortunately I was hit with a really bad cough and decided to schedule a visit with one of Amwell’s board-certified physicians. After signing up, selecting a doctor and filling in my medical history, I was instantly connected with my doctor.
We went through my symptoms and medical history, so she could have a better sense of what could be causing my cough, and within 10 minutes my visit was over. The physician sent a prescription over to my preferred pharmacy and I was able to pick it up the next day. Amwell also sends you a complete summary of your visit and you’re able to see the doctor’s notes, which is definitely helpful for the future.
I still can’t believe how easy it was to see a doctor from my apartment and I only had to wait about 5 minutes. Amwell is definitely going to be my go-to when I just can’t make it in to see my doctor, especially since it’s available 24/7.
For years, Amwell has provided accessible healthcare for it’s users, so they can feel better, faster. And you don’t need an appointment. Some of the frequent issues the doctors handle include:
- Sore throat
- Weight concerns
Just choose the type of visit you are looking for and select a provider. Depending on the issue, the doctor can diagnose, suggest follow up, and prescribe, when appropriate. Amwell accepts most major insurers for the very low cost of $49 per visit.
Now are you ready for the best part?! You can try out Amwell for a free first visit! By using the HASHTAGFREE code, schedule a doctor visit (10-15 min), session with a dietician (30 min) or session with a therapist (45 min).
I participated in the Amwell blog program as a member of One2One Network. All opinions are my own.