Doctor On Demand Review. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Doctor On Demand. All opinions are 100% my own.
Doctor On Demand Review
It’s the weekend. Our family is ready for a flurry of summer fun activities and BAM! We get blindsided with a child with pink eye. Join me in a ceremonial GROAN. Just me, or does your family seem to get sick at the MOST inconvenient times? With the pediatrician office closed on the weekend, we can either A) head to the walk-in clinic and wait over an hour with a room full of sick people to be seen, B) go to the ER and wait even longer to be seen. None of those options are enticing with 2 small children with short attention spans and shorter fuses. Then I heard about Doctor On Demand, treatment I needed for my child…right now.
Poor little man! No mom likes to see their children sick, and this face needed attention right away. I’ll be completely honest; I was definitely a skeptic at first. With my background in pediatric nursing, I was very set in my ways as far as getting the best treatment for my children. But afterwards, I was actually highly impressed with my experience and how EASY it was to get my son the treatment he needed when he needed it. Here’s how it works:
1. Open your Doctor On Demand App and Fill out a short request form
So before I made my video chat call, I had to opportunity jot down my son’s signs and symptoms BEFORE the call starts. This gives the doctor the opportunity to review the case BEFORE you connect. I entered in my son’s pink eye symptoms as well as any allergies to medications. There’s also a place for extra notes.
2. Connect with a REAL U.S. licensed, board-certified doctor
I wish I took a picture of my face as I watched my phone connect. You see the picture above? I waited a total of 18 seconds before seeing a doctor. SHOCK does not even begin to describe my reaction!
As a mom and a nurse, I know you’re just as worried as I am about what kind of doctor you will receive. Know that Doctor On Demand only uses U.S. licensed and board certified doctors with years of experience. Each doctor is background checked BEFORE joining the Doctor On Demand team. Dr. Phil is an advisor and his son Jay McGraw is the co-founder of Doctor On Demand.
3. Get the treatment you need fast
I couldn’t believe that I had a doctor’s full attention for 15 minutes. After giving consent for the doctor to treat my child (I am so glad that she did this step!), she quickly looked at my son’s eye, told me treatment option, took down my pharmacy information and gave my patient education instructions for treatment of my son at home.
And within minutes, I received a text message right to my phone. My son’s eye drop prescription was already called into my pharmacy and I was able to pick up within 30 minutes. I couldn’t believe my whole visit including prescription pick-up was under 1 hour. That is UNHEARD of in the medical field!
Doctor On Demand can help treat you and your family for a variety of different diagnoses including:
- cold, flu, allergies, cough
- rashes, pink eye, hay fever
- bladder infections
- specialist referrals
- prescription refills
- non-life threatening cases
See the full list of treated diagnoses HERE.
Now, I will say that Doctor On Demand is OBVIOUSLY not for every scenario. Do NOT use this app for anything considered life-threatening including chest pain, seizures, serious injuries including head/neck trauma, broken bones, or possible poisoning.
4. Only $40 per call
That’s about the same co-pay I would have to pay stepping into a weekend walk-in clinic….but without the wait. Including the quick prescription service, I absolutely think was a great deal for the care my son and I received. And if you add stressful situations such as car trouble, multiple child under your feet and hectic mom schedules, having the convenience of Doctor On Demand definitely has its advantages.
While it was such a coincidence that my son needed to be treated for pink eye, I feel very blessed that we were able to use Doctor On Demand. We were seen in SECONDS, received quality care and treatment, and all at an affordable price.
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Doctor On Demand is a FREE app that you can download right now in iTunes and Google Play Store. Once downloaded, enter this exclusive coupon code! Save $10 off your next Doctor On Demand call with code SSS14. That’s only $30 to see a board-certified doctor from the comfort of your home! Stay social! Follow Doctor On Demand on Facebook and Twitter for up to date information about the app, medical tips for your family and more.
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When would you use Doctor On Demand?
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cam | bibs and baubles says
I love this idea. It’s such a great option. Really, what can’t you do online!?
Jessica (Savory Experiments) says
This is totally worth it! I HATE going to urgent care and my PCP can never see me for 2-3 weeks- which does not good if I’m sick NOW!
Lauryn R says
I think this is a fantastic idea!! I always end up taking my kids to the ER, and everyone knows what a terrible experience that is! I think it’s amazing that you can actually get a prescription written for you, all through this app! So amazing and helpful (lifesaving, really)!
This would be great for a minor thing when you’re out of town, like summer vacation.
Amy Ballou says
I am constantly getting sinus infections, I think this is great and could really help me with medicine I can’t get but from a doctor.
As a Mom of 3, this is awesome!! I’m glad this is around.
Christina S says
I love this! It’s so hard to get to the doctor sometimes, especially with two little ones!
Wow, I will definitely consider this option. We switched insurances this year, and while we’re okay with it mostly, the off-hours urgent care is very limited, 45 minutes away and apparently ridiculous waits. (Or we could go to the ER for a $250 co-pay!) Next time we have a weekend emergency that just requires a simple prescription, I will look into Doctor on Demand for sure.
Rita Spratlen says
It could save us a lot of money. A doctors visit is very expensive and if it is minor and not an emergency it could save a lot of time.
Kelly Green says
Oh to NOT have to go the urgent care center! Great idea.
Lorena Keech says
I could see real advantages for parents with small children. In our case, our doctor’s office is open 7 days a week so we are fortunate.
Danielle Jones says
This would be great to use during flu season. My son always seems to get a minor sore throat or chest congestion during flu season and then we have to risk sitting in a doctors office full of really sick people. This would be nice to have so you don’t worry about what your going to catch next!
Lisa Kerr says
I would use Doctors On Demand for when my grandson gets sick!
Terry L Jones says
Sounds like a great site !!!
Sue Hull says
This is a great app,but I wouldn’t use it. This is what my sister needs. Thank you for the awesome giveaway 🙂
Jan Lee says
It would help me because I have “small” injuries that don’t require an ER visit but do need a dr.’s opinion on how to treat them 🙂
jessica pilger burger says
great for when you are just unsure but the nearest facility is crowded with germs and also 40 mins away!! Awesome idea 🙂