“This is a sponsored post with Mums the Word Network and Amwell. All opinions are my own.”
Until Amwell, I hadn’t tried an online doctor and even though I’m a work at home mom, getting to the doctor can be a task. When I don’t feel well and I have Baby M to care for, the last thing I want to do is get dressed and head to the doctors office and wait. The last time my husband went to our primary care doctor he had to wait 2 HOURS after his appointment time to see the doctor. (Yeah, I know, I would have left too but he had to see him for a nail bed infection that was pretty serious.)
If you haven’t heard of Amwell, they are an online telemedicine provider that allows you to speak with a doctor in the comfort of your home. Not only can you speak with a primary physician, you can also speak with a dietitian, therapist, or a pediatrician while lounging in your pajamas.
I know, I know, you’re probably rolling your eyes thinking “great, another online contact to email me constantly and need my insurance information, etc. before treating me” but that couldn’t be further from the truth! When I registered for an account it literally took 4 clicks and it gave me the option to enter my insurance information later.
Once I was into my dashboard, I entered my zip code to see all of my option for care. Other than no pediatricians being in my area yet, there were multiple options for me to choose from in every category. I clicked on a primary care doctor of my choice, downloaded a small video file, and in less than 10 minutes we were connected and speaking.
The doctor was friendly, knowledgeable, and was willing to answer all of my questions without hesitation. Since I am also a nursing mom, she made sure to check that anything she suggest was safe for me and my baby. Nothing is worse than a doctor prescribing a remedy only to find out that you can’t take it due to being pregnant or nursing. I’ve had this happen multiple times and it was a headache trying to get in touch with the doctor to update the prescription.
Speaking with a doctor online with Amwell is probably as easy as telemedicine can get. Instead of waiting forever at a doctors office while trying to keep your kids calm, I would highly suggest checking them out. Not sure if its worth it? Try it for FREE! Just enter the code CARENOW7 when connecting with a doctor and your first visit is absolutely free!