“This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Doctor On Demand, however all opinions are strictly my own.”
It was a wonderful holiday weekend, but my acute right shoulder pain put a damper on it. Recently I had heard about and installed the app for Doctor On Demand and this seemed like a great time to try it.
It’s very easy to use the app and I was asked to fill out some general information along with my current symptoms and any medication I might be taking. After that, a checklist appeared where I could check off any other issues that I might be having or any illnesses.
After a very short wait, Dr Tara greeted me. I used the video chat (you can use that or the audio chat). She was very pleasant and professional. She went over my history and we talked about my current injury. What was pretty cool was that I could show her the exact area of the pain and where it extended to. She was able to pinpoint the area and we got an idea of what was going on.
It seemed to be a shoulder strain and I asked and she explained to me the differences between a strain and a sprain and also when to use heat and when to use ice. It was very informative and helpful.
I’m taking her advice and my shoulder pain has eased up some. I’m alternating with heat and cold packs and continuing to take Ibuprophen for the inflammation.
I tend to use my right arm a great deal and, as a writer/blogger it gets an extra workout, but, I am trying to rest it whenever possible.
I’ll follow up with my primary if it continues and possibly get physical therapy.
Things to know about Doctor on Demand
- All doctors are US licensed and board certified
- The cost is $40 per call which is the same as a lot of co-pays
- All doctors are background checked before joining Doctor on Demand
- Dr. Phil is an advisor and his son, Jay McGraw is a co-founder of Doctor on Demand
You can find an overview of Doctor On Demand here.
When is a good time to use Doctor On Demand
- Use Doctor On Demand for –
- cold, cough, flu, allergies
- Rash, Pink eye, hayfever
- Asthma, bladder infections
- pediatric questions
- most cases that are not life threatening
- prescriptions refills
- referral to a specialist
- Do not use Doctor On Demand for any medical problem that is life-threatening
- chest pain/pressure
- serious head, neck or back injury
- broken bone
There are times that you don’t have time to go to the doctor, where it’s inconvenient, where the weather is inclement or where you just would love to talk to someone with medical expertise. For that, Doctor on Demand is a great resource that you can use from the comfort of your home.
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And now, a Giveaway
We would like to celebrate the fact that you can now talk to a board certified doctor (on demand!) from the comfort of your own home, thanks to the Doctor on Demand app…. with a great giveaway.
The $200 Target Gift Card Giveaway will end on July 22nd.
It is open to US residents, 18+ only.
Please use the Giveaway Tools Form below to enter! Good Luck!
The blogger code to enter into the giveaway is SDI14 and it will give you $10 off your first call.
Disclosures: The participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Giveaway is open to US residents, age 18+ only. The giveaway will close at 11:59PM EST on 7/22/14. One winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries. If you have any questions about this giveaway or would like to inquire about group events like this, please contact the Blogging Mamas Network at firstname.lastname@example.org.