I participated in the Amwell blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own.
Living in a world full of technology, I’ve always wondered why there wasn’t an app or service that allowed a doctor to be at our fingertips. Well, guess what? There is an app for that.
I recently discovered Amwell, a mobile app that connects you with all sorts of medical professionals to help you with typical every day issues that you might be dealing with. Amwell employs primary care and specialist physicians, as well as licensed behavioral therapists and registered dietitians, to meet patients’ health and wellness needs.
This is a perfect service to get help with those medical problems that need attention but you can’t find the time to make a doctor’s appointment or leave the house with your little ones so you ignore the problem for as long as possible (which I do not recommend). Amwell brings a physician right to your phone, twenty four-seven!
Not sure when you would use Amwell? You can use for general conditions doctors encounter include: minor illnesses and injuries, general health and wellness concerns, prescription refills, and chronic condition management.
My favorite thing about this app is the simplicity. Download the app and whenever you need it, request a physician anytime of the day. On average, a fire time patients doctor visit cost but the Amwell app offers a $49 physician visit – savings of $33. This is the most cost effective health care option for everybody, whether you have insurance or not.
There has been one too many times when I’ve seen friends online reaching out to others for medical advice. They post a picture of their son’s bug bite or list their horrible symptoms, in hopes that one of their friends will have the ‘answer’ to their problems. The only thing they get are opinionated responses from friend’s who have no medical background. I cringe every time I see this happen because they aren’t getting the help that they need. If they used Amwell, they can have a medical professional and a prescription (if needed) in less than 30 minutes without ever having to leave the house. Which would you prefer- Medical advice from someone who has no degree in the medical field or a physician’s diagnosis?
One of the things that impressed me the most was that the physician is able to write you prescriptions for any medical problem that you are having. You’re able to save time and money by using Amwell.
What do you think about this service? Is it something that you would use?