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Need a doctor? Apps to help you connect remotely

| Updated Apr 5, 2020

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

Published on 2020-04-05

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

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May 18, 2020at9:02 am, 18 Special Health Apps to Consider Adding Before Getting Back on the Road | RV Lifestyle said:

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