July 27, 2015

Amwell- Doctor's Visits Online

I participated in the Amwell blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own.

Since I had Adalyn, I have had a lot of questions that I have wanted to ask a doctor. Some for her, and some for me. For example, why is my belly button sticking out? Do I have a hernia? (My brain works too much sometimes). 

Questions that I have had for Adalyn's doctor: Is this congestion okay? When should we start solid foods? Should my baby be on vitamin D drops? Etc, etc. Sometimes I made doctors appointments for these questions but other times, I did not. It would be helpful to be able to ask some simple questions to a doctor online that do not need to be examined in office.

I recently learned about a company called Amwell. Amwell is a telehealth company where you can have online visits with certified licensed doctors. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week. You can get an appointment quickly which would be awesome if you have questions you want answered right away. You can have your visit either on your phone or computer. They deal with minor illnesses and injuries, general health and wellness concerns, prescription refills and chronic health management. 

I recently got to use Amwell to get some of my questions answered. It was a great experience. It was easy to use and the doctor seemed knowledgeable. I love that you can get a session in whenever you need one. A session with a doctor lasts for 10-15 minutes and lets you get your questions answered. You are able to choose the doctor that you want to meet with as well. Your visit is HIPAA compliant and your privacy will be maintained. Amwell accepts major insurers and are available in 46 states. A visit costs $49.

Meeting with a doctor is not your only option. They also have therapists and registered dietitians to meet with. I think that the therapist option is amazing. If you are a new mom for example and think that you need to talk to a therapist, this would be great because you do not have to leave your own home. Moms are busy and being able to have a visit with a therapist during naptime would be helpful if you need it.

Interested in trying out Amwell for yourself? Get your first visit free by using the coupon code MOMSLOVEAMWELL.

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