Doctor On Demand ~ Battling Cold & Flu Season from the Comfort of Home #FeelBetterFaster

by Heather


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 Doctor On Demand is your new resource for video telehealth. So what is telehealth?

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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.

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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.

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Is it a Cold or the Flu?


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:

  • Sore throat
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Cough
  • Runny Nose
  • Chest Congestion
  • Sneezing
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:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle Pain
  • Sore Throat
  • Cough

 Are you interested in learning more about Doctor On Demand and the services that they provide but still a little on the fence about how this all works? We have you covered! Doctor On Demand has partnered with Pink Ninja Blogger and is offering our readers the chance to experience their first visit FREE! Take a chance, try the future of healthcare and let us know what you think.

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So what are you waiting for? This FREE appointment will give you the chance to try their services and see what you think.

1. Go to the Doctor On Demand website and register.
2. Schedule your appointment.
3. Login for your appointment.
4. Enter PINKNINJA at checkout for a FREE visit!





Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written in conjunction with Doctors On Demand. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own.

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Richard Hicks December 17, 2015 - 3:24 am
I think this is a great service and very new. Hope I can remember them when something comes up
Linda Manns Linneman December 17, 2015 - 5:18 am
Thank you so much for sharing this. I tried this once and I couldn't get it to work. I will definitely try this again. Thank you so much for sharing
Alli December 17, 2015 - 9:24 am
This is great for those times when you have cold or flu symptoms. It's so nice to see a doctor from the comfort of your own home. I've never had to use this yet, but I would if I needed it.
lisa December 17, 2015 - 10:51 am
Not for me. I do see some advantages but I want a doctor that I know and he knows me. I want to be seen and diagnosed. I've been sick for over a week and was sure I had an infection. I went in yesterday and found out that I have a virus. If I used this, I would have described my symptoms and may have been given an antibiotic that I didn't need.
Guy December 17, 2015 - 11:20 am
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Travel Blogger December 17, 2015 - 12:06 pm
We just went through this the other night. My son got sick, and I had to bundle him up and face the cold to get him to the Doctor when he should have been at home in bed. We will have to try this next time.
Vera Sweeney December 17, 2015 - 12:34 pm
I love that these apps are around now! I hate dragging all three kids to the doctors office it seems they always catch something else while we are there.
Terri Beavers December 17, 2015 - 1:30 pm
I've used them before and I have to say that it's so convenient. I hate taking the kids to the doctors office during flu season to sit in the waiting room with everyone coughing and spreading germs lol.
Liz Mays December 17, 2015 - 5:08 pm
This would be much more convenient than a drive to the office in so many situations. Being able to get a consultation on demand sounds great.
Cat Davis | Mom by the Beach Blog December 17, 2015 - 6:53 pm
Wow, technology sure is changing. I had no idea you could consult with a doctor online. I may just have to try this instead of waiting for an appointment for the little things.
Willy December 17, 2015 - 7:32 pm
I am truly thankful to the holder of this web site who has shared this enormous post at at this time.
alexandria December 17, 2015 - 9:06 pm
This is so great. I cannot even believe they have this. Talk about convenience.
Chantal December 17, 2015 - 9:34 pm
I have heard a lot about this service lately. Seems like it can come in very handy.
Miles L. December 17, 2015 - 10:03 pm
It’s great to know how technology benefits us, especially in the healthcare sector. Thanks for sharing this.
Rachel December 17, 2015 - 10:46 pm
I love that this is even a thing. The fact that you an see a doctor from home, anytime of day is just amazing.
Maureen December 18, 2015 - 2:10 am
Such a useful part of our advanced technology being put in the right way. I love innovative ways like this to help us.
Jaime Nicole December 18, 2015 - 5:56 am
I just used them last week with my youngest daughter. We were able to get a script for her pink eye in 10 minutes - it was awesome!
Edna Williams December 18, 2015 - 9:24 pm
I tried this, but I prefer to see my doctor instead. However, I can see how it would be handy for some things.
Margot C December 18, 2015 - 11:34 pm
This is such a great idea. There are so many conditions that what you really need is a conversation with a doctor or even a nurse practitioner.
Janet H. December 19, 2015 - 4:24 pm
Thank you for sharing, this is a great idea, I didn't know about this until after reading this post, what a great service offer to everyone!!!
Yona Williams December 19, 2015 - 10:34 pm
I'm curious to know which states allow telehealth doctors to prescribe medication. That is definitely a plus to have on your side when you need an antibiotic.
Kathy December 19, 2015 - 11:53 pm
This sounds wonderful. My daughters woke up this morning sounding sick. This would really come in handy when I need to talk to someone right away.
Ickle Pickle December 20, 2015 - 2:49 pm
Oh gosh- I haven't heard of anything like this - I don't think we have this in the UK - it seems a good idea though. Kaz
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations December 21, 2015 - 1:11 pm
This is such a valuable service to have. Nothing like getting help right when you need it!

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