Seeing doctors has never been easier. In this post I am breaking down 5 reasons you should see doctors in the comfort of your own home. Before finding Amwell I didn’t even know something like this existed. Let me tell you a little bit about my first visit using Amwell and why it has changed my family’s life forever.
That’s right! This is a game changer for work from home parents, entrepreneurs, or people who are just too busy to wait hours in a doctors office. You can hop on your computer or mobile device and instantly make an appointment with a variety of health professionals. When I used Amwell my wait time was literally under a minute. The longest part of the process was deciding which provider to choose. They had several different ones available at the time.
I will note that you should probably wear pants, but if you are so sick and can’t get out of bed this is a very convenient option. Amwell offers you the ability to have a face-to-face video chat with a healthcare provider while you are cozied up in your pajamas in bed. This is perfect for those times you really, really don’t want to leave the house.
If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone sick say they passed up the doctors office because they didn’t want to shell out the cash for something that might go away on it’s own. The only problem with that logic, is sometimes you really should see a doctor. Amwell is very cost-conscious, I had a 30 minutes chat with an amazing nutritionist for $25! This not only saved me time driving and waiting in the doctors office, but it’s also a third of the price of my nutritionist in town.
In order to go to a doctors appointment with Amwell all you need is a video capable mobile device. You can download the app straight to your phone if you would like. I simply went to the website, created a profile and Amwell walked me through the steps of making sure my computer was ready for a visit. I had to update a few things, but Amwell was very thorough in their instructions and made creating a profile a breeze. Once I was signed up and my computer was ready I was able to choose from a variety of doctors, therapists, nutritionists, pediatricians and more! Since I am transitioning from vegetarian to vegan I decided to check out the nutritionist.
My whole experience with Amwell was phenomenal, but I do have to say what really sold me was the nutritionist. She was so friendly, helpful and extremely thorough. She even sent me some really great notes and recipes to help me after our visit. At one point I had a techinical issue was she was quick to help me resolve it. I never felt rushed and she made me feel super comfortable.