Sunday, July 24, 2016

Amwell helps you get well soon with Online Doctor Visits

This summer has been very busy for us. We have been many different places, which means Noah has been exposed to lots of germs. Thankfully, he was only sick once this summer. It always makes me a little nervous when we travel about Noah getting sick. It wasn’t really a thought until last Thanksgiving Noah had a horrible ear infection when we were in Florida. It was the day after Thanksgiving and we were visiting my mom, Noah ended up getting really sick. It was really hard to know what places were actually open because some places are closed the day after Thanksgiving for family time. Just make sure you have your location selected. It’s really easy to change. It’s important because some doctors are only allowed to practice in certain states.

 I also don’t like to expose him to other people’s germs or expose others to his. Thankfully we knew about Amwell. Amwell is short for American Well. It is the coolest service in my opinion. You can see a doctor at home through your computer, tablet or phone. It is a Godsend if you are on vacation, you don’t have to worry about finding a place to see you or your child. You are able to just talk to the doctor with your microphone and camera.  Let’s face it… you are already online using Dr. Google anyways. Why not just get real answers and not leave it to unqualified people to answer your health concerns.

My aunt and uncle live up in the mountains, there closest town is thirty miles away. It is beautiful but I don’t even know if that town has a clinic where he could go and be seen. Reno is an hour away. That is a long way to go with a sick child or if you are sick yourself. Amwell would be great in that kind of situation. I do know they have pharmacies so, you see the doctor and then pick up your prescription and you are on the road to recovery. It would also be great if you were pregnant and had a sick child. This way it would lessen your exposure of germs. I wasn’t ever sick when I was pregnant but I can’t imagine that it would be fun. Germs and viruses can’t tell time so, they can hit you anytime. Amwell knows this so that’s why you can use their service 24/7. It’s also great if you are a new mom and have a concern at 3 am. If you ever spent an hour in the waiting room waiting to be seen you will also appreciate Amwell.

Amwell is much cheaper than an emergency room visit, of course if it’s a real emergency, please go to the emergency room. If you don’t have insurance, no problem. I think they had people without insurance in mind, because it’s only $49 a visit. I can tell you that in the past I paid $100 for Noah just to be seen at an urgent care place. Amwell does accept many different health insurance too. They also call in your prescription for you so you don’t have to wait for it in store to be filled where you buy all those extra items that you don’t need. The last thing you want to do is have to wait when you are sick. You want to be in your bed or on the couch. If for some reason the pharmacy you put down doesn’t have the medication, you can easily transfer it to a pharmacy that does. I had that problem when Noah had the ear infection and was prescribed Augmentin. The doctors at Amwell are really nice and informative too. They really care about their patients and their health.

Noah absolutely loves Amwell too. Anytime he’s not feeling well, he will ask me to see the online doctor. He would rather me hop on to Amwell’s website than get in the car and have to wait to be seen. I think it’s because he doesn’t want to chance having to get a strep test. He will tell the doctor and nurse and anyone who will listen that he doesn’t need one at the doctor’s office. I totally understand where he is coming from. I love that you can use Amwell for earaches, headaches, sore throats, backaches, and other common illnesses.

Here’s a list of the most common uses:
· Bronchitis
· Sinus infection
· Sore throat
· Urinary tract infection
· Vomiting
· Diarrhea
· Fever
· Pinkeye
· Flu
· Sprains and strains
· Cold
· Respiratory infection
· Headache
· Depression & Anxiety
· Weight concerns
· Smoking cessation

Just choose the type of visit you are looking for and select a provider. Depending on the issue at hand, the doctor can diagnose, suggest follow up, and prescribe, when appropriate. Amwell takes your privacy very seriously. Your visit with the doctor is secure and HIPAA compliant. Amwell is accepted by many major insurers, with more added every day.  Enter your health insurance information for a lower cost visit.
Amwell doctor visits are now available in 46 states.

Created by doctors, Amwell is:
·  The most popular consumer telehealth app worldwide in 2014 according to App Annie
·  The first telehealth service awarded accreditation by The American Telemedicine Association
·  The first telehealth platform to integrate with Apple’s Health App
·  The only service that allows you to select the doctor you want to see for an on-demand visit

You can also use it for mental health services. It’s also even for weight management and dietary needs. You are really missing out if you haven’t used Amwell yet. The Wall Street Journal referred to Amwell as the Amazon of Healthcare. I never thought of it like that, but it’s exactly what it is. The article was fascinating to read.  Here’s the article for you to check out: How Telemedicine Is Transforming Health Care.

I have a special coupon code for you, you can be seen for $1.00 by using my code TELEVIST8. Write it down and put it on the fridge. All you do is create an account and when you get to the payment page type in TELEVISIT8 and click apply. You will then be seen by the doctor of your choice. You can click on their profile and learn more about them if you have a specific concern. Although they are all qualified to see you.

For more information and to be seen now for $1 visit Amwell.

This is a sponsored post with Amwell. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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