It is 9 o’clock at night in the middle of winter and it’s snowing. Your child wakes up crying. Her throat hurts and she’s pulling at her ears. Not in the cute “I’m tired and sleepy so I’m rubbing my ears” kind of way, but in the “somethings wrong and I’m in pain” kind of way. Is it a cold, maybe the flu, or is it something else entirely? What do you do? In the past you might give your pediatrician a call, and they would probably say one of two things: bring her in to the office tomorrow or go to the emergency room. You hate both of those options. Well, you may not. You may like the idea of essentially doing nothing for 10 plus hours. Or you may love the idea of bundling your already sick child up to go out in the cold snowy winter to visit an emergency room in the middle of the night. If she isn’t really sick she probably will be after that. You may love those options. I don’t. I would prefer to keep her safe and warm at home, but the days of a house call seem to be long gone.
Or are they?
A house call may not be a reality, but having a doctor see your daughter in the safety and comfort of home can be thanks to doctorondemand.com. Doctor On Demand is your new resource for video telehealth. So what is telehealth?
To put it simply, telehealth is online doctors. Like actual board-certified physicians. This isn’t a simple online symptom checker. It’s real, licensed doctors. You can talk to them, they can see you, they are able to diagnose your symptoms, and in many states they can even write prescriptions. It’s like the best of both worlds. Think about it. You no longer have to bundle your little one up and take them out in the cold when they already aren’t feeling well. Now I don’t have to help that our pediatrician will be able to get her in. The sign up process takes about 30 seconds and then they ask a few questions before you get to talk to a physician. They will even check your insurance to see if your visit is covered. Even if it isn’t, it only costs $40, which is way less expensive than urgent care or the emergency room. The pros are stacked in their favor and for the life of me I can’t find a single con. Factor in a little one that isn’t feeling so hot and I am totally sold.
How It Works
The system is simple! Access Doctor On Demand on your smartphone or desktop computer, register your account, answer a few questions, schedule an appointment, and then participate in a video visit. It’s literally that simple.
We held our appointment on my computer and it was perfect. The video and voice communication was clear, and it made it easier for me to lie next to my daughter in bed, and talk to the physician. What was somewhat shocking to me was that my daughter, who is generally shy, had no problem answering the physician’s questions through a video chat. As a result of our appointment a prescription was sent to our pharmacy and hopefully my little one is on the road to recovery.
As an added bonus, we were able to save time (not having to drive to and from the appointment and wait in the waiting room), money (this is cheaper than a sick visit and I didn’t have to pay for gas), and we weren’t inconvenienced by having to rework our day to fit with our physician’s schedule. Those three things alone are huge selling points for any busy parent.
Is it a Cold or the Flu?
|COLD SYMPTOMS||FLU SYMPTOMS|
|Cold symptoms appear 2 to 3 days after infection, and last anywhere from 7 to 14 days. Some of the most common cold symptoms are:
||Flu symptoms are apparent and usually severe; especially fever. The first symptom appears immediately and can subside within a few days. Some of the most common symptoms of flue are:
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written in conjunction with Doctors On Demand. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own.