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Amwell Let’s You Bring the Doctor to You!

 

This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and Amwell. All opinions are my own.

Technology has made many things a lot better and more efficient and accessible including how we access health care and Amwell is at the forefront! The next time you need to talk with a doctor and you are short on time, money go to Amwell and see a doctor using your smartphone, tablet or computer!

Amwell has found a way to harness modern technology to make it easier to have a doctor’s visits.

American Well is the nation’s largest telehealth company, connecting users with board-certified, licensed doctors, dietitians and psychologists for immediate and live, online visits—day or night, on either mobile or desktop. Some general conditions the doctors handle include: minor illnesses and injuries, general health and wellness concerns, prescription refills, and chronic condition management. They employ primary care, specialist physicians, licensed behavioral therapists and registered dietitians to meet their patients’ health and wellness needs. Doctors in Amwell’s app are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are dedicated to keeping you healthy — all from the comfort of your home.

You may wonder if a service like American Well could be useful for you. Believe me, it can! If you are a typical mom, you do not have time to be sick or the desire to wonder what is wrong with your children.  With Amwell, you can see a doctor immediately from the comfort of your own home. That means no more traffic, waiting rooms, or rescheduling—just you, your device (smartphone, tablet or computer) and a doctor. Better health is now in the palm of your hands – with Amwell! See a doctor anytime on your iPhone or iPad. Amwell brings healthcare home, so that you and your family can feel better, faster. Doctors on Amwell are board certified, with an average of 15 years in practice. They are available 24/7, with no appointment needed.

This means that you do not have to try to bundle up yourself and all the children in the middle of the night when your doctor’s office is closed in order to find out what a cough or vomiting means. Instead, if you have a question to ask a doctor? Get the care you need quickly – typical issues include things ranging from bronchitis, sinus infection and urinary tract infection to help with depression, anxiety, weight concerns and smoking cessation.

Simply go to the American Wellsite by clicking here, and complete the information asking for your name and email address.

The application is sophisticated enough to find doctors in your area which is a great benefit.

 

Check out the screen that asks you to complete a detailed medical history just as if you were in the doctor’s office in real life.

 

 

One all that is done, you have the option to select from one of several doctors who are on the job waiting for patients. The system is so sophisticated that it even tells you when a particular doctor is in with a patient.  One thing I didn’t realize the first time I used the service is that the doctors with Amwell stick around. The doctor I saw on my first visit back in November of 2015 was still on staff seeing patients today!

I liked using the Amwell service because I needed to talk about an issue that concerned me after a visit to my regular doctor. The office was busy and the doctor was  not able to get to the phone to talk to me and answer my questions. The Amwell doctor had the time and ability to answer my questions, take care of a prescription refill question and make me feel better. It was truly a wonderful experience.

There are a lot of reasons both rational and emotional to see an Amell doctor.

Here are a few of the reasons people like you and people like me choose an American Well doctor as a partner in healthcare.

  1. Lower cost. Consumers expect online visits to be cost-savers; with in-office visits costing, on
average, $82 for first-time patients according to the Healthcare Blue Book, Amwell offers a $49
physician visit – a savings of $33. Great option for students in college looking for cost-effective
healthcare or those between jobs and without insurance.
2. Accessibility. After hours, on weekends and in the middle of the night (24/7/365) availability. Great for those who do have transportation or when you don’t feel well enough to drive and those who are newly relocated and don’t have providers yet.
3. Convenience. Consumers are looking for a faster appointment. Now they don’t need to schedule an appointment nor do they need to wait to be seen, especially if on vacation or business travel. The doctor can be seen from the comfort and convenience of their own home.
4. Quick prescriptions. Consumers would rather have an online video visit than an in-office visit to obtain common primary care prescriptions.
5. Peace of mind. Rather than self-diagnosing or visiting a social forum for medical advice, users can obtain second opinions directly from board certified, licensed doctors.

I am happy to report that the fine folks at Amwell have given me a special coupon code HEALTHY49 that you can use to have a real doctor’s visit for just $1! That is truly something that can’t be beat. This is in part because Amwell wants to be the “Amazon of health care.”  Even the Wall Street Journal is touting the wonders of Amwell. Check out the article here.

Check out this video from a real life mom showing how Amwell makes life better for her and her children.

 

You don’t have to rely on Wall Street Journal, the mom in the video I shared above or my personal story. When you use my coupon code HEALTHY49 you can visit an American Well doctor right now and feel better yourself. Go ahead, give it a try, you will be glad you did!

Janeane Davis

View Comments

  • Exceptional service indeed! I used it last week while on vacation with pink eyes. They diagnosed me immediately and prescribed some powerful drops that by the time I got home, I was cured!

  • I have used Amwell in the past and it works great. No more late night trips to the er for an earache.

  • It's such a cool new way to get in touch with medical advice quickly. I love it for traveling!

  • I love Amwell too! I think this is such an awesome service! It's very convenient!

  • I think this service is the best idea. I have not tried it yet though!

  • I've never tried this type of service, but I have had to drag three kids to an urgent care center by myself. Amwell sounds like heaven!

  • This is such a great service. I have used it a few different times and it makes life much easier and really speeds up the process.

  • I love Amwell too! I think this is such an awesome service!

  • This sounds like such a great service. Really convenient and would save so much time. I have to try it.

  • This would be such a great service for parents with small children! It is so convenient to be able to schedule an appointment in the comfort of your home! And no need to sit in a waiting room filled with germs!

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