This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of the Doctor On Demand App. All opinions are my own.
I count myself lucky that my family is pretty healthy in general. I hardly ever have the need to visit a doctor and occasionally have to take the girls in for sick visits, but I still count myself lucky. On those occurrences that we do have to make a doctor’s office visit, I’m usually completely stressed out – waiting and worrying how long it will take to actually get an appointment, taking 2 kids into an office where so many germs are floating around, dealing with 1 or 2 sick kids in public when all they want is to be held by Mom at home, and don’t even get me started on the worry about how much it will cost.
But what about those times that they’re sick on the weekends? Holidays? Vacations? Moreaya actually ran a super high fever while we were at the beach a few weeks ago and I ended up taking her to an Urgent Care Clinic. I was happy I had that option, but not so happy when I got the bill. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was actually a way to get a board-certified physician, have a Doctor On Demand, if you will? Well, there is now!
Doctor On Demand is an app that actually allows there to be a board-certified physician on demand at all times! Doctor On Demand was founded by Jay McGraw and Adam Jackson. For the times that you simply can’t get in to see a doctor or simply don’t want to – you can have a live video chat with a physician in the comfort of your own home.
It’s important to remember that Doctor On Demand isn’t a replacement for a primary care physician OR shouldn’t be used in an Emergency situation, but for times like the following:
- cold, cough, flu, allergies
- Rash, Pink eye, hayfever
- Asthma, bladder infections
- pediatric questions
- most cases that are not life threatening
- prescriptions refills
- referral to a specialist
I had the pleasure of making a Doctor On Demand call just this weekend – a Holiday weekend when it would have been impossible to get a hold of the girls’ Pediatrician to see Moreaya. The girls have had a week of swimming lessons and Moreaya had a few spots of dry, light skin come up on her face and I was hoping to get advice on how to treat that sensitive area.
Once I registered with the Doctor On Demand app, I input Moreaya’s personal information and symptoms and was then connected with a doctor in less than 10 minutes of opening the app.
I had a pleasant experience with the Doctor that I was chatted with. She was very knowledgable, not only about the app, but wanted to see the places on Moreaya that I was describing herself. Since it was a Video Chat, I had the option of showing Moreaya on the screen or uploading a photo within our call so the doctor could see. I was actually disconnected because of Connection Issues, but received a phone call and email within the hour with a code to continue my call at no additional charge.
The Doctor On Demand app is definitely an app that will have it’s place on my phone from now on. Video calls with the doctors are usually finished within 15 minutes and cost $40 per call, which is the same as most co-pays! The app is available as a FREE download in both the iTunes App Store and in the Google Play Store. You only pay when you need to make a call, so it’s a great app to keep on your phone for when you may need it!