Mom Knows Best : Amwell To The Rescue With My "Pain In My Butt"

Monday, July 25, 2016

Amwell To The Rescue With My "Pain In My Butt"

“This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and Amwell. All opinions are my own”

Who ever thought of online doctor visits was a genius




  My running was going so well, until today. I was running 5 miles a day and gaining some speed. I was even thinking about registering for a 5K race. Today started off well. The weather was cool and I had plenty of energy. I was looking forward to a fast five-mile run. I did my usual stretching and my legs felt good that was until I started running. I ran a couple of blocks and the back of my leg felt tight. So I stopped to stretch some more. I started running again but the tightness then developed into a pain. I thought I could push through it but the pain would not go away. So I stopped running and walked, feeling defeated. How could this be happening to me? I was finally running without any pain after my break from injuries. The pain was right near the top of my leg, near my bottom. I think I pulled a muscle but I was not sure. I had no clue what I did to bring on this pain. The last thing I wanted to do was visit a doctor. Who wants to have to drive 30 minutes to the doctor, that is if I can even get an appointment today. Then wait for hours in the waiting room only to be told it is a muscle problem. I just want to find out how to treat this injury.




   I am so glad I discovered American Well online doctor visits. Amwell takes the hassle out of visiting the doctor and allows you to visit with a licensed doctor 24 hours a day/7 days a week from the comfort of your home. I just love that I don’t have to pack up the kids and sit in a doctor's waiting room. That takes way too much time out of my day, not to mention the cost and the germs at the doctors.  Amwell is so easy to use too. I just go to their website and register. Then I describe my medical problem and I can also submit pictures too if needed to help the doctor make the right diagnosis. Last year my teen son had a sore throat and he took a picture of his throat with his phone. His ugly throat picture allowed the online doctor to prescribe medicine for my son and I did not have to leave the house to visit the doctor. Sometimes the online doctors are ready to visit with you right away but if the wait time is long, they will call you when it is your turn. You relax on your couch in your own home while waiting for the doctor to call you.


  Back to my “pain in the butt” and yes, I used the above picture to show the doctor where the pain was located. I chatted with the online doctor from my computer. You can also talk to the doctor on your smartphone or tablet. I love that I can choose from a list of available doctors and also view a profile of them to see if they are a good fit for me. My wait time to see the doctor was only  five minutes and I was able to surf the web while I waited. When the doctor was ready to see me my web camera opened up and I was able to see the doctor. I then chatted with the doctor. She asked me questions about my injury/pain. She told me how to treat it and if it did not get better in a couple of days to make an appointment with my doctor or go to urgent care to get some imaging done. I was already icing the injury but the doctor suggested alternating with ice and heat. She also suggested that I take ibuprofen and use a pain relief cream. You would think by now I would remember these things with my past running injuries but I don't. She also told me not to run for seven days, that is going to be a tough one, but I will listen so things can heal and not get worse.



    I am so glad I used Amwell's online doctor service today. Sure, I could have used an internet search to self-diagnose my pain but we all know what happens from doing that- a simple thing turns into a horrible disease. I will leave medical stuff to doctors. I did not have to leave my home to see a  doctor. Which was good as I was in too much pain to drive as it hurts to sit. My boys were happy about that too as they don't like sitting for hours in a doctor's office. Amwell is great for everything from colds, sprains all the way to pink eye. Skip the long lines at the urgent care/ doctor offices and speak to a real board certified doctor from the comfort of your own home. The doctors can even prescribe medications and refer you to doctors for follow-up care. Watch the below video to see how easy it is to talk with a doctor online right now or when the need arises.




Visit the below link to talk to an online doctor right now. Your first visit in only $1.00 with code HEALTHY22

                                       Amwell online doctor website

 Read this article and find out how Amwell is positioning itself to be “the Amazon of health care”
 http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-telemedicine-is-transforming-health-care-1466993402


29 comments:

  1. I have been hearing great things about Amwell. I'm going to have to give it a try :)

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  2. Amwell sounds really good. I didn't know about this. Sure I will try it.

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  3. I think it's smart to check with the doctor rather than self-diagnose. You want to heal properly and get the correct advice.

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  4. Online medical consultation is definitely a trend whose time has come. I haven't seen one near me but there are similar options.

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  5. I think this is a good service especially for the elderly or for the differently-abled people. When standing in line to get a doctor's opinion is not feasible, then Amwell would be the next best thing to being inside a doctor's clinic.

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  6. Sounds like a great service. Hope your pain in the butt goes away soon!

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  7. I heard about Amwell, sounds like a nice service. This is best for emergency situations.

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  8. Good thing youve discovered that abs i hope it will give great service.

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  9. I need to look into this! My in person GI doc is just wayyy too expensive :(

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  10. Amwell sounds really neat. It really sounds like a good service and I can see it gaining in popularity as time goes on.

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  11. It's so neat that we live in an age where we can get medical help without leaving home. It's so much more convenient than being stuck in a waiting room.

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  12. This sounds amazing! I would so much rather do a quick visit this way as usually it is not a big deal and you spend so much time running to and from the doctors... this is so perfect for our daily and busy lives! Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. It's an amazing service and it's definitely making life convenient for a lot of people. You can't always drive up to a hospital and request for a doctor right away, most of the time, you'll end up waiting. But with a service like this, life is so much easier!

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  14. I have heard a lot of great things about Amwell. I hate going to the doctor and trying to schedule in a visit, this looks like a great alternative.

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  15. Amwell sounds like a great and convenient service. Do you know if they accept medical insurance or do you always have to pay?

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  16. Never heard of am well. Sounds like a good service to have

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  17. This is such a great app. Glad they came out with it. I've had times where I had to go out in the rain sometimes snow to see the doctor only to have them tell me that I needed "rest" lol

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  18. Wow, that's very handy! It's a great service for non emergency ailments and you're right, I hate sitting at the doc's with all those bugs about! I hope the pain is getting better. As a runner, I can empathise. Have you tried yoga? I've been doing it for over 20 years now and to me, it solves so much!

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  19. I think it is a great way of solving a problem immediately especially for parents who are always busy.

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  20. I just heard someone else talking Amwell. I'll have to check it out. I hate it when I have to wait for my appointment.

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  21. Hmm, this is interesting. Sometimes it's not worth going into the dr in a box.

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  22. I love the convenience of Amwell. I actually considered using them this morning then I talked myself into going to the doctors office because I felt like I needed a blood test for my issue. But for consultations, I have and I will use them again.

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  23. I have never heard of Amwell. Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I totally agree what an amazing app. I plan to check it out right now.

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  25. Amwell's service is definitely a great one for us busy moms. Maybe you can see the doctor during nap time? Wouldn't that be glorious!

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  26. I love all that Amwell has to offer and the fact that you were seen in five minutes is tremendously quick!

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  27. This is the first time that I heard this and it looks a great service from amwell

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  28. I've never heard of it. Thank you for sharing it! I think it's smart to check with the doctor rather than self-diagnose.

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  29. Haven't heard about amwell, their product seems interesting

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