Face-to-face Doctor’s Appointments without the Drama
Has the following situation happened to you?
You need to see a doctor. Your medical problem isn’t an urgent care issue, but it’s serious enough that you need to see a doctor before it gets worse. You call your doctor’s office to try to squeeze in an appointment during the one hour you have free the next day. Between your full-time job and picking up your kids from school you don’t have a lot of free time. But, if you can time your in-person visit just right you think you can make it work.
Unfortunately, the doctor’s office doesn’t have any available appointments at the time you need. But, you HAVE TO SEE THE DOCTOR. So you reschedule a meeting at work, ask your boss to take an hour of sick time, and arrange for a friend to pick up the kids. The drive to your doctor’s office is only supposed to take 15 minutes. But, you are driving during rush hour and so it takes you 30 minutes. After spending $4 to park in the busy, crowded parking lot, you finally arrive at your appointment late and flustered. You check in with the receptionist and are given a pen and a clipboard with the paperwork you fill out about your medical history. You fill it out and then you wait…and wait…and wait. You ask the receptionist what is happening and she tells you the doctor is running behind but he will be with you next. She promises.
Finally, you see your doctor 45 minutes after your original appointment. He does a quick exam, asks a few questions, and sends you on your way with a prescription for the medication you need.
Now, you are late getting home to start cooking dinner. You know you will be coming home to some cranky, hungry kids who miss their mom.
You think, “Why is the healthcare system so complicated? There has to be a better way.”
And guess what? There is! OnDemand Visit cuts out all of the drama and actually makes the healthcare system much easier for you to navigate. You will no longer have to try to jam an appointment into your hectic schedule. No more calling your doctor’s office, waiting on hold for 20 minutes, and negotiating with the receptionist to get your desired time slot. You can simply create your profile with On Demand Visit and be face-to-face with a board-certified physician within minutes. You can talk to a live doctor from the comfort of your home, office, car, or wherever you might be during your busy day.
Your doctor can then order labs or send in a prescription to your preferred pharmacy right after your virtual visit. In the time it would have taken you to schedule, drive, park, and wait to see your doctor at his office, you will already have your prescription in hand.
Not only are you saving time, but you will get faster treatment and feel better sooner.
The team at OnDemand Visit is on a mission to provide access to care for all. Visit the OnDemand Visit website to learn more about how you can connect directly with a live doctor through the patient portal.