Apps allow you to remotely contact your Doctor or Healthcare Provider! They can check You via video chat, prescribe medicine and track your symptoms. It’s fast, easy and reliable, of course You should still go to the office for more serious issues. You can get medical advice at any time and anywhere, especially convenient when you are in the wilderness.
They are also available as a website, of course.
http://www.doctorondemand.com lets you get an opinion from a board certified physician, so if your child wakes up in the middle of the night and you are not sure if you need to go to the ER , ask them! There are US licensed physicians from Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and more.
For a $40.00 fee, you can video chat from a doctor in your area, after you put in your symptoms, allergies and any medication you are taking.
www.pingmd.com lets you communicate directly with your doctor. You can ask about a side effect of a medication that was prescribed, send a picture about a suspicious looking spot on your body. You can update your doctor about your condition and all’pings” are recorded in your records.
The service is free, but of course your doctor has to be using the service, so ask!
https://www.healthtap.com connects you to over 50 000 doctors and dentists for a second opinion. Search for topics of interest or ask a questions. Specialists will review your diagnosis and check each other’ answers for accuracy.