Monday, September 23, 2013
The doctor will talk to you anytime
She might have been better off with the 27/7 Medical Plan--a form of telemedicine with 24-hour access to board-certified physicians, 24-minute average callback times, and 90% problem resolution.
You register your vitals when you enroll and the doctors can call in short term prescriptions for common drugs if they think you need one.
The cost is $25 to sign up, then $29.95 a month. Like a really reasonable concierge deal.
You can even call from overseas.
You will speak to a doctor licensed in your state. They even check these doctors out--which from what I can see, is more than you can say for insurance plans.
Of course, this is best used for common ailments such as flu symptoms, bronchitis, allergies, pink eye, poison ivy, urinary tract infections, or ear and sinus infections--they can't fix a brain tumor over the phone.
Check it out at www.247medplan.com.
Has anyone tried a service of this sort? Chime in!
Sometimes you just feel too lousy to even get to the doctor, even if someone else is driving. I have been there.