Need a doctor? Apps to help you connect remotely

 Need a doctor? Apps to help you connect remotely

As we all are doing our best these days to be socially isolated and avoid having to go out and be in contact with people, it can leave a lot of questions about what to do if you start to feel sick.

One option that many people appear to be choosing is a virtual doctor’s visit via numerous apps that provide almost instant access to a doctor for a relatively small fee. I recently did a report for my PC Mike tech segment for NBC TV stations that I think is appropriate to share here with my RVing friends.

These apps can be very handy to have now and once we can start traveling again. 

Apps to help connect remotely to a doctor

Teladoc connects you with a board-certified doctor 24/7/ via phone or video. Teladoc physicians can diagnose, recommend treatment and prescribe medication, for many medical issues, including sore throat and stuffy nose, cold and flu symptoms, and respiratory infection. The app is free for iOS and Android, with costs for connecting with a doc dependent on insurance and other factors.

Doctor On Demand allows users to connect face-to-face with a doctor through video on your smartphone or tablet. Doctor On Demand works with or without insurance and is available at reduced rates through many major health plans and large employers. Providers are licensed, board-certified, and U.S.-based. The app is free for iOS and Android, with costs for connecting with a doc dependent on insurance and other factors.

MDLive offers virtual visits with board-certified physicians from wherever you are, whenever you want.  Users can schedule a non-emergency appointment at a time and day that's convenient or have an on-demand visit in around 15 minutes.  The app is free for iOS and Android, though there are costs for connecting with a doc dependent on insurance and other factors.

More on Telemedicine

You might also enjoy listening to this interview with a doctor who is also an RVer!

 

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Mike Wendland

Mike Wendland is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road at RVLifestyle.com. He and Jennifer also host the weekly RV Podcast and do twice-weekly videos on the YouTube RV Lifestyle Channel. They have written 10 books on RV travel.

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