The last school year for us and how sick we all were became a bit of a joke between friends and family. Hayden was in 1st grade and he had the stomach flu once, the actual flu TWICE, his tonsils out and then just numerous sick days. It got to the point where he missed over 20 days of school, we got a letter from the school saying, “Hey, what’s up?” and me even asking his doctor if we have to look into getting him tested because of how often he was getting sick. Friends and family would come to our house armed with Lysol or forward me articles on how I need to use essential oils to keep us healthy!
It wasn’t just Hayden though! He would bring home those germs from school and get my two year old twins sick and because they are attached to my hip, I’d eventually get sick too. And can I tell you that whenever ANYONE in our family got sick, it was always on a Friday evening after 5pm and all of the doctors were gone for the weekend? I swear, every time. Them, I’d have to decide if I needed to call the on-call line or find an urgent care that was also still open.
Boy, do I wish I was using AmWell last year. Amwell is the nation’s largest telehealth company, connecting users with board-certified, licensed doctors for immediate and live, online visits—day or night, on either mobile or desktop. Some general conditions our doctors encounter include: minor illnesses and injuries, general health and wellness concerns, prescription refills, and chronic condition management. We employ primary care and specialist physicians, as well as licensed behavioral therapists and registered dietitians, to meet our patients’ health and wellness needs. Amwell doctors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are dedicated to keeping you healthy — all from the comfort of your home.
For a busy mom of three, this service is HUGE for our family. Just thinking back over the years, I wish I had it when I was pregnant or that time we were in Walt Disney World and Hayden got so sick. I didn’t want to try and find an urgent care so we waited on a call from our pediatrician but then still had to go hunt down a pharmacy.
With AmWell, for only $49 a visit you have 24/7 access to a doctor. You can communicate through the app or on your computer. I absolutely loved how easy it was to sign up for AmWell through my laptop. I had my husband sign up via the app and it was just as easy.
You can choose to talk to a doctor for medical, diet and nutrition or psychology. When I first heard of AmWell, I assumed it was just medical visits so I was thrilled to see that I could speak to a nutritionist or psychologist too.
Both on your computer and the app, you can see which doctors are available to speak to right away or you can go into a doctor’s “waiting room” if they are busy with someone.
For the past year, I’ve been following a low carb, high fat diet off and on. It’s allowed me to lose over 30 pounds and I’ve felt so fantastic while doing it. But I was recently diagnosed with being in the beginning stages of kidney disease after my doctor found high levels of protein in my urine. I knew that I couldn’t continue to do a low carb diet with this going on and they had recommended to me that I speak to a nutritionist. Being a busy Mom of 3, I never got around to making that appointment…until now!
I was able to speak to a nutritionist via video as I told her what was going on and we decided what was the best diet to follow for my kidney disease. It was easily done right from the comfort of my own home where I felt more comfortable asking questions. I’ll definitely be following up with her as I continue on this new way of eating.
I’m in love with AmWell now….no more having to pack up a sick kid at night on a Saturday night or even trying to have to find a sitter for my three kids when I’m sick myself to get to the doctor. There’s been so many times that I just haven’t gone to the doctor for myself because I just haven’t had a sitter or the time. No more having to give myself 45 minutes to get all three kids and myself ready before an appointment to just bring them into a doctor’s waiting room where the healthy kids will just get infected with germs! Now, I can talk to a doctor through my phone or computer…for only $49! Watch the video below to see why Moms love AmWell and why you will too!
I’m so thrilled to be able to offer you your first visit FREE when you use the code MOMSQUAD! I’m excited that you’ll be able to experience AmWell for free whether it’s for your child or yourself!
I’d love to hear about your experience with AmWell! Never again will doctor’s visits be the same!
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