We recently had a fantastic experience with Amwell, and I couldn’t wait to tell you guys all about it. It’s a HUGE game changer! Seriously moms, you’re going to want to read this…
Imagine this: your child isn’t feeling well, but the doctor can’t see them for hours, or maybe even several days. The urgent care center isn’t open, and the wait time for the emergency room might as well be listed as “forever.” Besides, who wants to expose their child to all of the additional sickness and germs that live in the ER if you don’t absolutely have to?
What if you could see a doctor within minutes, in your own home, any time of day, without needing to get dressed or leave the house? Doesn’t that sounds like a dream come true? With Amwell, that dream is now a reality! Simply download the Amwell app to your phone or tablet, or log in to the Amwell website on your computer, enter some very brief information (location, name, age, allergies, existing medical conditions), and you can be chatting live with a certified physician in just minutes! It’s incredible!
The app/screen will show you a list of physicians (medical doctors, nutritionists and psychologists) that are available to chat, and you can click on each doctor’s name to learn more about them and their areas of expertise. Select the doctor that you’d like to speak with, and you’ll be connected immediately with them. If they are already speaking with another patient, you can opt to wait in their online “waiting room” where you will receive a notification of the number of patients ahead of you. For our recent Amwell visit, we chose a family physician, and our wait time was less than 2 minutes!
The doctor was professional and super nice, which was great because my 4-year-old was a little bit nervous about talking to the doctor via video chat instead of in an office setting. She set both of our minds at ease in no time! The doctor asked me to perform a few simple tasks to help determine if my son’s earache was swimmer’s ear as I suspected. She asked me to tug gently on his earlobe to see if it hurt (yes!) and push on the bones directly behind his ear to see if that caused any pain (nope!). She asked us both a few additional questions, and within minutes she electronically sent his prescription to our local pharmacy. The entire doctor visit and pharmacy trip took us less than 30 minutes! It was AMAZING!
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am that I discovered this service! My boys’ primary care physician is habitually overbooked, so we’ll be turning to Amwell the next time they have a sickness or mild injury that needs immediate attention. In fact, I’m sure that my husband and myself will opt to use Amwell instead of driving 30 minutes to our doctor’s office as well! It’s SUCH a time saver!
If you want to hear more about our experience with Amwell, click the video below…
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