It happened, it’s here. The kids all came home last week with nasty coughs, runny noses, and wheezing – the cold – has infiltrated my home, and it will be months before it leaves. I was doing okay, when all of a sudden, I felt that all too familiar tickle in the back of my throat. I tried to ignore it for two days. By Tuesday morning my throat actually hurt, my muscles ached, I was completely congested. I felt and looked as if a big-rig truck used me as a runaway ramp. I decided to drink tea, take a hot steamy shower, and sleep the day away. When Chris got home from work, he said, “Mari, you should probably go see a doctor.” Apparently Mr. Briggs thinks I have all the time in the world.
The thing is folks, my family doctor is booked through February, I needed to get seen ASAP. My asthma started getting bad, and my cinnamon lemon tea wasn’t even doing it usual magic. That’s when I got on my cell phone and downloaded the Amwell app. I signed up, I entered all of my medical history – including my medications and I selected a doctor that was available. While there was a wait, it wasn’t months.
I was told how many patients were ahead of me, and there was a very informative introduction video. What I thought was awesome, was the little “did you know” facts that slid on by while you waited.
By 8:30 pm I was speaking with Dr. Long who was absolutely professional and knowledgeable. She assessed me, had me feel my face, move my head and neck in different directions, and within minutes diagnosed me with what I had feared it was: Upper respiratory infection. Due to the fact that it’s most likely viral and not bacterial, she prescribed me rest, sleep, Tylenol, and hot beverages. She giggled when she said rest, because she knows that moms never get rest!
Who is Amwell for?
- Amwell is for the family that has just relocated and hasn’t established a family doctor yet.
- For the Mom (like me and you) who just can’t get seen
- For the child who is too sick to leave the house, but not sick enough for the ER
- Amwell is for your convenience.
What is Amwell?
Amwell is created by doctors and is:
- The most popular consumer telehealth app worldwide in 2014 according to App Annie
- The first telehealth service awarded accreditation by The American Telemedicine Association
- The first telehealth platform to integrate with Apple’s Health App
- The only service that allows you to select the doctor you want to see for an on-demand visit
Because, Amwell doctors 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 can use Amwell on any of the following devices:
- Cell phone – both iOS or Android
The cost of using Amwell is also significantly lower than an average in office visit for a new patient. An Amwell visit will cost you only $49! That’s $33 dollars cheaper than going into your doctor! Right now you can get your first visit for free by using promo-code BEWELL9.
The next time you start to feel that all too familiar itch in the back of your throat, rush over to your cell phone, tablet, or computer and get online with Amwell. You will not be disappointed.
- Sinus infection
- Sore throat
- Urinary tract infection
- Sprains and strains
- Respiratory infection
- Weight concerns
- Smoking cessation
In other words, anything that you would go to urgent care, your doctor, or the ER for – you can do right in your own home. Not to mention that Amwell Also accepts some insurances. Check it out for yourself and don’t forget to use BEWELL9 to get your first visit for free.