Virtual doctor services are my new favorite thing. When I'm sick, the last thing I want to do is drag my butt off the couch and drive to a doctor's office. I'd much rather have a virtual doctor appointment with Amwell, a super convenient service from American Well. Yes, this is a real thing! Technology is amazing, isn't it? Now you can visit a doctor from the comfort of your own home, or pretty much wherever you have an internet connection!
Virtual Doctor Service from Amwell Answered my Questions and Saved me Time
I hate to admit it, but I'm a long-time smoker. I've been smoking off and on for years. It's a nasty habit, I know - and that is why I am always trying to kick the habit. Sometimes I quit for a month, sometimes I quit for a year - did you know that studies have shown that smoking is as hard to kick as heroin? So yeah. I've been battling that smoky monkey on my back for a while now. I decided the very first thing I was going to address at my virtual doctor appointment with Amwell was my addiction to nicotine.
Signing up was incredibly easy, and I was thankful for that. My main concern with this service was that I would be subjected to a lengthy sign up process, but it was extremely easy to navigate, easy to answer, and easy to get started. I completed a bit of medical history, entered my insurance information, my favorite pharmacy and then began my call. One thing I really appreciated about the sign up process was that before you begin your doctor's visit, the system tells you how much your visit will cost - it was $49 for me before my special discount, which I'll share with you later in this post. Considering the insane cost of copays these days, and the prices we pay if we don't have insurance, I think $49 is a steal for an at home doctor's visit! That's less than I pay when I go to the neighborhood walk in clinic - and they don't even have a doctor on staff, they're run by nurse practitioners!
I think the entire sign up process took less than five minutes, but this might take you a bit longer if you have a lengthy medical history and need to fill in a bunch of details. Sitting at my computer and web chatting with the doctor felt just like seeing a doctor in his or her office - I used the video chat option and could actually see the doctor sitting at her desk! I relayed my smoking history and my concerns, and the doctor went over my options with me. Ultimately, the doctor decided to prescribe Wellbutrin to help me quit smoking.
Getting my prescription filled was just as easy as my virtual doctor appointment. Within in an hour of my video chat with the doctor, the prescription was called into my specified local pharmacy, and I was able to pick it up right away. It was easily the best doctor visit and prescription fill of my life.
American Well knows their stuff. They are the largest telethealth company in the nation, and they connect users with the virtual doctor of their choice for immediate, live visits. These visits can be day or night and are available via smartphone or desktop. It's great!
Obviously, a virtual doctor appointment isn't for emergencies, but they are wonderful for minor illnesses and injuries, general health and wellness questions, prescription refills, and chronic condition management. That's why it was such an easy experience for me to start down my road to being smoke-free!
In addition to all of that, the primary care and specialty physicians, behavioral therapists, and nutritionists are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I think that's awesome. A lot of virtual doctor services have office hours, but not Amwell. Amwell is available whenever you need them, and with my crazy travel schedule, being able to fit a doctor's appointment in whenever I want is invaluable!
I Love Virtual Doctor Services with Amwell and I Think You Will Too
I had a wonderful experience during my virtual doctor service from Amwell, and I think you will, too. It saved me so much time and effort and the doctor was friendly and knowledgeable. I had such a great experience, I'd like to offer you the same opportunity. Right now, you can use promo code, MOMSQUAD, to get a free virtual doctor visit from Amwell. Signing up is quick and easy, so give it a try. I know you'll be happy you did. I was!
Visit the Amwell site for more information and to get started on the easiest doctor's appointment of your life! You can download the Amwell app too, it's basically like having a doctor in your pocket!
Compensation was provided by American Well via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of American Well or Momtrends.
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
It certainly sounds convenient. I would totally try this service.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
This sounds great! I have no time, so anything that saves me time and effort is always great. Thanks for sharing this!
I think this would be a great idea for older people too. I like the idea of it being day or night that you can see a Dr.
Amy @ Marvelous Mommy
I haven't tried any of the virtual doctors yet, but it's an awesome idea! I will try it next time I'm sick!
This sounds like a pretty convenient service. I'll probably try it at some point in the future. So much easier than scheduling an appointment.
I love this idea! Sometimes I just want to chat with a professional but feel silly heading to the office. This is a great solution to that problem.
This sounds great. With 6 kids it can be such a hassle to lug everyone to the doctor when there's an issue so this would be great here!
Virtual Doctor services are awesome. I'll have to check this one out as I was very interested in this service.
Virtual doctor services are such a time saver. My kids seem to get sick at the worst possible times.
This is such a convenient service. Sometimes it is really difficult to get out to the doctor's office!
Veronica - Casa Vilora Interiors
I think this might be a great way to finally get your doctors full focus when you "visit" Too often you go to their office and they are rushing you through your consult and not attentively listening. This virtual way has to be a better way to get their full focus
I'm loving how we are able to take our health into our own hands. Love this.
Virtual doctor visits are great! They save having to leave the house when you are too sick!
What an awesome service!
There are times where I would love to be able to just ask my pediatrician questions. It's so hard to get a hold of her! This is a wonderful service. I know I will be using this.
What an easy and convenient service! Definitely beats a trip to the doctor office, sitting around waiting to be called back!
I love the growing trend for virtual doctors! I think for little things and busy parents, this is great!
Chrystal @ YUM eating
This is so much cheaper than going to see my Dr. We have insurance, but it sucks. It has a high deductible and the co pay doesn't go into affect until the deductible is met. This seems like a much better option. I have seen a few of these online dr. visits and haven't tried any of them. Thanks for the coupon code. I'll have to check it out.
PS. I take Wellbutrin for my depression, anxiety and ptsd. I hope it helps you.
I didn't know it was as hard to quit as it would be for heroin. That's startling, actually! It's awful. I hope you kick the habit forever and for good. My hubby is a smoker (not in the house) but he doesn't want to quit.
I will check this site out. Sometimes I'd like to chat with a doctor without making an appointment. This service would help with general health questions and concerns.
I think this is a great service. Very handy in a pinch also.
This seems so convenient! I'll have to try it the next time one of us is sick!
I have heard so much about virtual doctor appointments. Such a handy service.
This is a unique service. I could see myself using this while on vacation.
I always put off appts for myself. I just don't have the time
I think that a virtual doctor is a great option. There are many that don't have transportation to a hospital/doctor or don't want to go out out the house sick or with sick kids.
I've read about, haven't considered it yet, but who knows. I'm hopefully that it would be cheaper and yes very much convenient.
Danielle @ We Have It All
That is my issue - I have six kids and a daycare so I just can't run out to the dr. any time I need to. This is a great service!
Wow this looks and sounds like a great service! I'll have to try it out!
This is so awesome! So many people are going to use this service! Very cool!
This is such a game changer!! No one likes to go and sit at the doctors for hours upon hours. I like this a lot~
I've used these services a handful of times and each time I was so glad I did. I love that I don't have to leave my house.
I missed the emails due to a tech glitch for this campaign and was bummed. It's a service I would absolutely like to try!!
As an aside, I hope the wellbutrin helps. We lost my mom 5.5 years ago because she couldn't stop smoking. I know its a horrible journey to stop but so so worth it!
Convenience is hard to come by when it comes to the doctor. I would love to try this! Anything to make my life easier 🙂
I absolutely love the idea of this - instead of using Google and freaking yourself out, you can speak to a REAL PERSON. Very cool idea!