When my normally happy baby, Aric, was fussy for a full day, I knew something was up. He was gassy and was crying out in pain. I also noticed a change in the color of his poop which is normally an orangey color had turned green. After taking to the search engine, I thought it might be a good idea to pick up some gas drops in hope that he would get some relief. After a few hours of taking the gas drops, My baby was still incredibly fussy! What was going on with my little man? By day two of my six-week-old still not acting like himself, A visit to the pediatrician was my next step. That particular day my car was covered in ice and the freezing rain had made roads icy as well. It definitely wasn’t safe to drive in and I also didn’t want to take my six week old and three-year-old in freezing temps, even if they were bundled up. I was thrilled to come across Doctor On Demand!
Doctor On Demand is a healthcare service that provides Video Visits with board certified physicians, psychologists, and lactation consultants via your smartphone, tablet, and desktop computers. All you have to do is download the FREE Doctor On Demand app on your smartphone or tablet or visit www.doctorondemand.com on your desktop computer. When you schedule your appointment, you will be asked to provide a list of your symptoms, then you are instantly connected to a provider licensed in their state for a video visit!
To schedule my appointment, I tapped on “Pediatrics” then “Schedule an Appointment.” I was asked a series of questions which only took a minute to fill out. Questions included the purpose of my visit and where my pharmacy is (in case you need a prescription).
When it came time for our “Video Visit”, I received a text asking me to open my Doctor On Demand App and was quickly connected with a Doctor who I will refer to as Dr. E. Dr. E asked me a few questions about Aric. Since Aric is exclusively fed breast milk, Dr. E said it could be something in my diet that was causing Aric to be gassy and fussy. She worked with me to pinpoint what type of food might have been the issue so that I could avoid it. Dr. E also gave me some other tips on how to relieve his gas pains. I also asked about the difference between Gripe Water and Gas Drops which she was very helpful with.
Since our Dr On Demand appointment, I’ve decided to cut back on dairy and not to eat too many spicy foods to not upset Aric’s tummy. I’m happy to say that Aric is doing much better!
Having Doctor On Demand easily accessible makes life so much easier! I feel like the best part about being able to use this service is that I can use it from the comfort of my own home which means I don’t have to worry about dragging my kids to the doctor’s office! Will I be using Doctor On Demand again? Yes! The service costs about the same as my insurance co-pay and is less expensive than a typical Doctor’s or emergency room visit. Make sure to visit the Doctor On Demand website for more information on pricing.
As I mentioned above, Doctor On Demand is free to register and the app is free to download. Doctor On Demand is available through iTunes and Google Play. You can enter your code upon registration, store it in your account, and use it at a later date. Doctor On Demand is launching a promotion where they are offering everyone’s first video visit for FREE! Just use code baby15 for your FREE session!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Mums the Word Network and Doctor on Demand. Trisha of Momma T and Family received a free Doctor On Demand Video Visit in order to facilitate this sponsored post. monetary compensation was received. All opinions are hers alone and may differ from those of your own. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will be good for readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”