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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could sit in the comfort of your home and see a doctor whenever you want. What if I told you that this scenario is very much possible. I am glad to inform you about Amwell, which is an online service. It is a telehealth company that connects users with board-certified and licensed doctors, dietitians and psychologists. The best part is, you do it all online.
You can visit the above mentioned professionals anytime, day or night either on your desktop, iPhone, iPad or any other mobile device. The doctors are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Some of the issues you can contact the doctors for include bronchitis, cough, sinus infection, sore throat, urinary tract infection, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, pinkeye, flu, sprains and strains, cold, respiratory infection, headache, depression, anxiety, weight concerns and smoking cessation.
I had the opportunity to test out this service, and I knew I would love to consult a nutritionist. This year I committed to being my healthy self. I have been overweight for past 18 years and I have made my peace with it. However, I still felt I could do more regarding my diet. As mom to two growing kids, it is difficult for me to keep up with their schedules and at the same time worry about cooking healthy meals.
In addition to that I am living with PCOS, Hypothyroidism and Pituitary Microadenoma. That means my body has to work harder. So I felt at this point and time in my life a consultation with the Nutritionist/Dietitian could help me take the right steps toward my goal of healthy living.
Easy Sign Up
So the first thing I did was create an account. Signing up is a breeze. The site is well designed and easy to navigate.
Once I logged in I was prompted to select which kind of medical professional I would like to see. I selected the Dietitian/Nutritionist tab and I was shown a list of available Nutritionists. I selected Maika Luongo who I could see was available online. I also liked the fact that they had all of her details listed in the profile page.
Once I clicked on the “Start Visit” tab, I had to answer a few questions.
Next I was asked for a reason for my visit.
The next window asked me for my medical history which as you can see from the picture below was totally optional.
The final information they needed was my insurance details. I clicked on the “Prefer Not to Answer” and that is it.
Quality Health Care Vistis
I got a message that I was next in line and within few minutes I was connected to a Nutritionist.
It was that easy and quick. I was allowed to chat with Maika Luongo for about 30 minutes. At the end of the session I have to say we had a very productive discussion!
Convenient, Lower Cost, Easy Access
If like me you need quick access to doctors, dietitians and psychologists, you have to check Amwell out. With Amwell you can expect lower cost with $49 physician visits, which I have to say is affordable for college students or people without insurance. You can also expect easy accessibility any time of the day without having to wait for days unlike an in-office provider. The Amwell doctors can also write prescriptions. Most importantly Amwell has been the most popular consumer telehealth app worldwide in 2014 according to App Annie. They are also the first telehealth service awarded accreditation by the American Telemedicine Association.
First Visit Free
So the next time you are in need of quality health care on a weekend or in the middle of the night, be sure to check in at Amwell. You will also find that you can avoid high fees, wait room times, hours spent on travel to the doctor’s office and have access to quick prescriptions. In addition, Amwell is offering our readers their first visit free by using the code, BEWELL2.
About the Author
Babita Shringare is a mother of two, NJ based Indian-American Blogger who blogs at BabsProjects. On her blog she likes to write and feature DIY and craft projects, unusual and fun fashions, and traditional Indian recipes.