Let’s face it, life is tremendously busy, and as mom’s our schedules are all filled up before Monday even starts. I don’t know about you, but my focus is so on my kids that often my own needs get over looked. And my teenagers get less attention that the little ones. I don’t mean for that to happen, but life just makes it hard some days. So usually my own personal needs get put on the back burner until I can cover everyone else. When it comes to medical, that isn’t really a good thing. In fact, it isn’t something that has to happen at all.
What if you could sit on your couch, or lounge in your bed and still see a doctor? Would you be able to find time then? I know I would!
That is where American Well (Amwell) comes in. You’ve got health questions, the doctors on American Well have answers, and all from the comfort of your own home and your OWN time! And according to Amwell, about half of doctors visits can be done online without being there in person. Oh yes please.
Amwell is the nation’s largest telehealth company, connecting users with board-certified, licensed doctors for immediate and live, online visits—day or night, on either mobile or desktop. Some general conditions our doctors encounter include: minor illnesses and injuries, general health and wellness concerns, prescription refills, and chronic condition management. Amwell employs primary care and specialist physicians, as well as licensed behavioral therapists and registered dietitians, to meet their patients’ health and wellness needs. Amwell doctors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are dedicated to keeping you healthy — all from the comfort of your home.
With your smartphone or computer, you can easily pull up the app or the website and log in. You can access board certified physicians practicing in the US. It was so easy to do!
Like I mentioned, there are enough situations where an in person doctors appointment is not necessary. According to Amwell:
Here are a few reasons people go online to see a doctor:
- I feel like I should probably see a doctor, but can’t really fit it into my over-booked schedule.
- I’m flying tomorrow and can’t get out of work.
- It’s difficult for me to get a doctor’s appointment.
- I’m not sure if I should go to the ER or not.
- My doctor’s office is closed and I don’t want to go to an urgent care clinic or hospital
- I just moved and don’t know any doctors in my area.
- I just need a second opinion.
- I’m between jobs and have no coverage.
- I have a question about a loved-one’s health and would like some advice.
And here are some of the most common conditions that can be diagnosed and treated online:
- Sinus infection
- Sore throat
- Urinary tract infection
- Sprains and strains
- Respiratory Infection
- Weight concerns
- Smoking Cessation
So how do you get started? Lets begin!
Download and open the app:
Click to Sign Up (or Login if you have an account):Fill out some quick info about yourself. You know, the basics. Took 60 seconds:Sync your healthcare information. Or don’t. It won’t make you and you can always come back later.Okay you are ready to go! Do you need a medical doctor? A diet and nutritionist? A psychologist? Yep, its all covered.Click on the section you want and a list of doctors pops right up. You can see at a glance who is online.And psychology: And Diet and Nutritionist:I had some pregnancy-related nutrition questions, so I chose a Nutritionist to speak to. As you can see, when I clicked on her name I got all kinds of great information about her. I like that I can learn a lot about her in just a few moments and if I choose, then you click SELECT PROVIDER and you begin your session. It was fast, easy and very thorough. I got a whole list of what we discussed after we were done and I was quite impressed. I will definitely be using this service again and again. No doubt! You can click on Settings and add your children, your insurance, access FAQs and much more. It was all super easy and incredibly fast and I felt like I got a lot of information in a very short time. And quite honestly, I felt like I had her attention better than I normally do when I go into see my own physician. They don’t rush you through and that’s a big thing for me.
To Learn more or set up your first appointment, visit:
You can get your OWN free visit by signing up and using the code MOMSQUAD. This will give you a chance to try out the service and see if it works for you. I will be surprised if you don’t love it.
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