What a year for the flu! Yuck! It is just crazy this year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has declared a flu epidemic after 29 states reported high flu activity. Not fun! Flu symptoms include fever, chills, a sore throat, and a stuffy nose. If you start to get flu- like symptoms, the CDC is urging you not to go to the ER. And if you are a busy parent like me, spending a day in the Doctor's office when you or your children are already miserable doesn't sound like a great solution.
Last year, I discovered Doctor on Demand- it can be life saver in times like these! With the flu, you want to be able to treat it as soon as possible (within 24-48 hours). Doctor on Demand lets you see a Doctor right in your home and on your schedule! Connect with a Doctor on your computer, smartphone, or tablet instead of heading to another office full of germs. It's really simple to use plus you can get your first visit for free with code SCRATCH15.
- Download the app in the Android or iTunes store or visit them online at doctorondemand.com. When you first open the app, you will need to register (don’t worry, it’s free to create an account).
- Hit the "See a Medical Doctor Now" button or make an appointment for a later. You will need to fill out a brief form explaining your reason for the call. If you have a rash or something, you can attach a picture. For a regular medical visit it is only $40- about the same as most copays and much cheaper than an Urgent Care or ER. Within minutes you can be connected with an experienced, Board Certified Doctor through a video call so you can still talk to your Doctor face to face. Your Doctor will ask you a few more questions to clarify and can prescribe any medications that you may need.
- That's it. If you really like the Doctor you talked with, you can save them to your "Favorites" and talk to them again next time. 7 days after your call, Doctor on Demand will follow up with you to see how you are doing. Usually things will be resolved by now but if not, they can recommend and help coordinate follow-up care.
Doctor on Demand does more than just regular medical appointments too- you can also schedule a Psychology Appointment or even a Lactation Consultation. How wonderful is it for a new Mom to not have to leave her home those first few days? If you are having problems fitting in your therapy appointments you can save time by skipping the drive and having a session online instead.
I really can't say enough good things about Doctor on Demand- it saves so much time and frustration! It really is the better way to feel better.
The best news of all? Enter Code SCRATCH15 to get Your First visit for Free!
What are you looking forward to the most with Doctor on Demand?