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I often think how lucky we are that technology is finally starting to partner with medicine. Have you used any telemedicine apps like Medici? When we first started using it, I wasn’t quite sure what health problems we could really take to a healthcare provider on an app.
Now we use it fairly regularly, and it makes seeing a healthcare provider so easy and convenient. I feel like we’re finally entering the future! Maybe those flying cars will be here sooner than we thought!
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine is where you can use your smartphone to see a healthcare professional from a remote location for a health assessment or consultation. They can treat all kinds of things from coughs to abscesses.
It costs less, is faster, more convenient, and more comfortable for patients. Plus, it’s easier for your healthcare providers to follow-up your care and to collaborate with other providers.
When to use telemedicine?
Never use it in place of emergency care. But, you can use telemedicine for:
- Urgent care needs like a sore throat or sinusitis
- Dermatological care
- Consultations like birth control counseling with an ob/gyn
- Quick consultations with your child’s pediatrician
- Follow-up visits for illnesses and surgery
- Diabetes management
- Lab results with a specialist like an endocrinologist
- New baby concerns
- And many other things
Medici is different than other telemedicine apps
With Medici you can text, voice, or video call right from your phone! You can skip the germ-filled waiting room and consult with your doctor without ever having to leave your home. I’ve tried a few different telemedicine apps, but I found Medici is different. Here’s how:
- The cost is clearly shown for each healthcare provider including specialists, and it’s affordable!
- Pay only after you have completed your consultation with your doctor
- Medici has all kinds of healthcare professionals from specialists to dentists and even veterinarians!
- If your doctor isn’t on Medici, you can invite them to join right through the app.
- Get ePrescriptions, eReferrals to see a specialists, as well as Lab Results.
- Medici has the ability to translate conversations with your doctor in up to 20 different languages.
Since having my last baby, my hands have been numb for almost two years. It was really starting to affect me. I was losing hand strength, and I was worried I was causing permanent nerve damage. I was even having difficulty crafting and sewing.
My doctor and I decided it was best to skip physical therapy and go straight to carpal tunnel surgery on both my wrists. I ended up having them done a week apart just two weeks ago. Luckily, I was able to schedule both surgeries before school started for my younger kids and my oldest left for college. About a week after the second surgery, I noticed what looked like significant swelling on one wrist. It scared me, so I contacted my doctor to see what to do.
I just knew they were going to make me come in the office, and I was stressing out even more about how I was going to get there since I could not drive after the surgeries yet. I was going to have to work around my college daughter’s work schedule and my younger kids’ summer day camp classes. I even called my mom to make sure she could come babysit at the drop of a hat if I was stuck in the doctor’s office.
Thankfully, all of that was unnecessary. The nurse had me snap some photos of the swelling with my phone and send them straight to her. And, within a few minutes, she reassured me that kind of swelling was normal and not to worry. It was such a relief to have it taken care of immediately and not to have to fit another doctor appointment into our busy schedules.
Download the Medici app today
If your family is as busy as mine, you are going to love the convenience of telemedicine with the Medici app. Download it today!