Going to the doctor can be a pain right? For me, it is and unless I’m practically dying, I won’t go to the hospital or see a regular doctor. I live the opposite way for my kids, though. They have their regular check-ups to make sure everything is going well with them. It’s still a hassle to pack up the 3 kids and take them to the doctor, most of the time by myself since my husband has to work. Me and 3 kids… in a waiting room… it’s not a pretty sight.
Disclosure: This partnered post with Amwell. The doctor visit is real and my opinions are real.
I was excited to hear about Amwell. A company that cares about your health and wants to make life a little easier so they offer visits via phone or video chats. Quality care, where ever you are and whenever you need it! I love the sound of that!
Setting up your account is super easy. Just a few clicks, name, email and password and you’re in!
Here you can update your account preferences, add family members to the account, add a credit card on file to automatically pay for visits and more. It’s also a good idea to add your medical history to your profile so the doctor can read it over before getting on a call with you.
For my first visit, I knew I wanted to talk about my youngest daughter. Kendall is 5 now and has been having some cold-like symptoms for a long time now. Things come and go but more days than not, we’re dealing with coughing, sneezing, complaining of leg pains, headaches, her not wanting to eat. We were told by her pediatrician that it’s just growing pains and a cold but really… for almost 2 years straight? No! Something is wrong and no one has been giving us answers. I was really hoping I could talk candidly to a doctor about my concerns and finally get answers or pointed into the correct direction.
I got all of the kids to bed then I hopped on the Amwell site. They advertise that doctors are available 24/7 but would it be true? It’s was 9 PM so surely, no one would be online to help me.
After clicking on the pediatrics tab, I saw that no one was online to help but the page said that someone in the regular medical area is certified to help. After looking at the online doctor, I clicked on Teresa Myers. I like that you are given a history of the doctor and on the left side, under the picture you can hear a brief video intro. Teresa’s video sold me! She had a waiting list, though, as you can see. It was only a few minutes and then I was able to start my visit!
Before you talk to the doctor, you go through a couple of pages with some questions. Who the visit is for, and what the visit is for – really easy stuff.
Then, just like a regular doctor’s office you’ll wait for a minute or two. This waiting period is so the doctor can look over your health history and the reason for today’s visit. Wait time can be about 10 minutes but I didn’t wait more than 2-3 minutes probably.
Dr. Myers came on and we started into our chat right away. I voiced my concerns while she listened and then offered her advice to help my daughter. As I said before, my daughter is sick all of the time, complains of pains (she can barely walk to the park with me most days), but also she doesn’t really want to eat that much. Dr. Myers told me that if she is not getting a proper diet then that could affect her immune system and leave her prone to infection and vitamin deficiency, which could also lead to aches and pain. She recommends a multivitamin and Pediasure to start. Also, we’ll be starting a food diary of how she responds to certain foods that could be triggering something. We’ve already had her tested for allergies and she doesn’t have any, but that doesn’t mean her body is tolerant of certain foods, like dairy. We’ll be taking our findings to her Pediatrician to see if that will initiate an investigation. If he still shrugs it off, we’ll definitely be finding a new doctor until someone will help us. Dr. Myers also suggested we look into a Pediatric Rheumatologist or Immunologist so that’ll be our next step as well.
The video chat left me very hopeful and ready to start a new day tomorrow. It seems so simple, but I never connected the dots with her lack of eating and how her body is responding to that. Dr. Myers was extremely helpful and gave me the confidence to push to find answers for my daughter.
Amwell is the nation’s largest telehealth company that connects users with board-certified, licensed doctors, dietitians, and psychologists for immediate and live online visits 24 hours a day/seven days a week! You can connect on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop. Currently, it’s now available in 46 states so more than likely, where you live.
- REAL Doctors! Amwell is created by doctors and you will speak with certified doctors every time you call.
- Awarded! It’s the first telehealth service awarded accreditation by The American Telemedicine Association.
- The first telehealth platform to integrate with Apple’s Health App.
- Your Choice! It’s the only service that allows you to select the doctor you want to see for an on-demand visit.
- Services include: medical, nutrition, psychology, therapy, primary care, dermetology, and pediatrics.
- It’s affordable – $49 per visit. Enter code “BEWELL7” to get your first visit free!
- It’s convenient. If you want a quick service, don’t have transportation to a doctor’s office, or you aren’t up for leaving your house, just give them a call from the comfort of your own home. You can visit from your computer or download the free app from the Itunes App Store and Google Play.
No matter what your concerns or question, if you have a medical need I highly suggest visiting Amwell! Sign up using my Referral Link to get your first visit free and enter code “BEWELL7” on the payment screen before your visit!
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How would Amwell help you and your family? It is the convenience or cost that pushes you to use the services… or both?