It’s officially Summer and with that comes a whole lot of perils, not to mention the trials and tribulations of sinuses and allergies which are here in Houston and in full swing. There is nothing worse than starting your summer vacation off sick.Not only is starting off sick awful but so is heading to the doctor and spending a bunch of money for something not so serious.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Mums the Word Network and Doctor on Demand. All opinions are my own.
10 Perils of Summer
Why may you need a Doctor on Demand this summer? In our family it was because of a sinus infection, but that’s just the beginning of the summer. Doctor on Demand is also available to help you with:
- Bee Sting – Ouch! Bees, wasps, hornets and other stinging bugs are sometimes unavoidable.
- Sunburn – Protect your skin from the sun, and avoid the most severe UV rays between 10am-4pm.
- Concussions – A concussion can result from a blow to the body or head, such as a fall from a swing set.
- Poison Oak & Ivy – In the woods everything is green and leafy and… poisonous? Some plants really make you itch.
- Jellyfish – They’re not really fish, and they don’t attack. But their tentacles pack a painful and potent venom.
- Tick bites – Lyme disease and other complications can arise from a nasty little tick bite. Ask a doctor.
- Sunstroke – Kids and seniors are at higher risk for heat exhaustion and sunstroke. Be aware.
- Sports Injuries – After a long winter, we’re in a rush to get outdoors. Sometimes leading to a trip and fall.
- Burns – Accidents can happen when we’re around campfires or BBQ grills. Get treatment right away.
- Kids bumps and bruises – Sometimes it’s a minor scrape, but it may be a more serious.
I heard about Doctor on Demand and decided I would give it a try, as I wouldn’t have to leave my house and I can see the doctor in my pajamas! I can consult with a doctor on a number of regular problems from my phone or my computer. Not only is not having to leave the house a huge plus but so is the fact that it’s fairly cheap and you don’t have a huge bill afterwards.
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You can schedule an appointment online for immediately or a future time. Doctor on Demand is $40 for a 15 minute appointment with a regular physician or a pediatric physician. Typically appointments don’t run over 15 minutes (mine didn’t) but if it gets close you will get a warning letting you know. If you do need more time it will be charged at $40 for each additional 15 minutes.
Not only can use Doctor on Demand for illness, you can also use it to see a psychologist. The psychologist is a bit more for $50 for 25 minutes or $90 for 50 minutes. This is an amazing deal considering if you go into the
office you’re looking at spending tons more.
I set up a free account to Doctor on Demand with the information they needed such as; name, date of birth, pharmacy I use and what my problems were. I also had to input my credit card information but my card was NOT
charged for anything. Once I was done, I scheduled an appointment for an hour later to give me a few minutes to finish up what I was doing.
When my appointment time came I received a text and email telling me to log in to my Doctor on Demand account to start my call. The Doctor asked questions, asked how I felt, what was bothering me, talked to me like I was a normal person, said hi to the kids in the background and was overall pleasant. He agreed that I had a sinus infection and prescribed some antibiotics that were called into my pharmacy.
I personally like Doctor on Demand because it’s easy to use and they take appointments until 9pm CST which is nice because regular doctor offices are closed by then and an ER trip can be quite expensive. Not only that but if you don’t have insurance a $40 appointment is a lot more doable than a $200+ at the regular office.
If for any reason you need to check back and see what the doctor said or recommended you have that option too. Simply login to your account and look at the notes section and you will be able to see the diagnosis and
recommendations, if any.