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Telemedicine: A New Way To Avoid The Doctor's Office And Save Money

One of my least favorite activities is sitting in the waiting room of my doctor’s office.  About a month ago, I ended up waiting more than two hours for an appointment with my eye doctor.  There is a new way of consulting with your doctor.  It is called Telemedicine and provides access to doctors, nurses, and specialists, by phone and via the Internet.

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Imagine being able to talk to your doctor over the telephone or even on a video conference using Skype.  Services such as ConsultADoctor provide this option.  In addition to the convenience, the cost may be substantially less than seeing a doctor in person.  Doctors can even write prescriptions if necessary after your phone or video conference.  To become a member, you can join for as little as $5.95 per month.  The premium level plan is available for $14.95 per month.  Membership includes a wide array of benefits, including the ability to access doctors 24/7.  Appointments will cost up to $45, but the premium plan includes unlimited ‘on call’ access (basic questions that can be asked of a doctor), and unlimited e mails that will be answered by a doctor.  For those that do not have access to a comprehensive medical plan through their employer, purchasing a major medical policy (to cover hospital stays and catastrophic expenses of greater than $5,000), along with a telemedicine membership such as ConsultADoctor is a great combination. 

Who Can Benefit from Telemedicine? (source:ConsultADoctor)

  • UNINSURED
    Consult A Doctor’s healthcare coverage is a great option for uninsured, part-time or contract workers looking for quality medical coverage.
  • BUSINESS OR FREQUENT TRAVELER
    If you are frequently away from home, you can benefit from Consult A Doctor’s medical coverage. It’s available no matter where you are!
  • LIVE IN A RURAL AREA
    For individuals and families that do not have local access to a doctor or hospital. Consult A Doctor brings the doctor to you. Just a phone call or E-mail away.
  • STUDENT
    Consult A Doctor’s healthcare coverage is ideal for college graduates because it’s affordable, offers immediate coverage and gives you coverage while you job search.
  • SELF-EMPLOYED
    Consult A Doctor is a great alternative for those that are looking for quality medical coverage.
  • COMPANIES
    Consult A Doctor provides your employees with premium healthcare coverage and is perfect for companies that want to reduce their overall healthcare costs.
  • ELDERLY or HOUSEBOUND
    Consult A Doctor’s healthcare coverage is perfect for those that have a hard time getting to the doctor’s office. Give yourself peace of mind.
  • PRE-EXISTING ILLNESS
    Consult A Doctor will not deny you coverage. And, there are no waiting periods.
  • EVERYONE and ANYONE that wants quality, convenient and affordable medical coverage

I really love this concept and expect it to continue to grow.  Have you ever used telemedicine?  How did it work out for you?  Would you consider using it?  I would love to get your thoughts on this, please use the comments section below.

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James L. Paris
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