This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Doctor On Demand, however all opinions are strictly my own.
I loved living in Southern California, but, I seriously missed having changes in the weather! Now that I’m back in New England where I grew up, I’m re-evaluating that thought as we are hit by a series of blizzards that have left us buried in snow. I still would choose having variety though.
Some things I worry about during our storms though: Making sure we have enough food and water, hoping we don’t lose power, and not being able to go out when you want to.
Actually, Winter is a great time for Doctor On Demand! Doctor On Demand is a healthcare service that provides Video Visits with Board Certified Physicians, Psychologists and other medical consultants via smartphone, tablet and computer.
The Winter is rough on everyone and this year’s flu season is particularly severe. In fact, the CDC recently declared a flu epidemic after 29 states reported experiencing high flu activity.
When you have the flu, you need to get treated immediately for antivirals to work – but hospitals are urging people with flu-like symptoms to avoid the ER.
So, why not let Doctor on Demand help? Doctor On Demand is graciously launching a promotion where your first video visit is FREE. Since we are in the midst of cold and flu season, this is a great time to try it out!
With Doctor On Demand, you can treat the flu from home using your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer, by having a Video Visit with a Board Certified physician. Their physicians can diagnose, treat, and even write prescriptions for the flu and nearly any other non-emergency medical condition.
Doctor On Demand is free to register and the app is free to download. You can even enter your code upon registration, store it in your account, and use it at a later date.
Simply download the Doctor On Demand app on a smartphone or tablet or visit www.doctorondemand.com on your computer and provide a list of your symptoms. You’ll quickly be connected to a provider licensed in your state for a video visit.
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 and made me feel very comfortable. 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 quite a bit. 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, but, I was very thankful for the help when I couldn’t go out and it was a relief to be comfortable at home and not waiting and waiting in a cold office.
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. Doctor on Demand is a great resource that you can use from the comfort of your home.
Use this code to get your First Visit Free: DAZE15
Stay warm and healthy friends!