This post is sponsored by Pager.
Instead of waiting at the doctors office wouldn’t you rather have the doctor come to you??
One thing that drives me absolutely crazy is going to the doctor’s office. Whether it is for myself or my kids–I usually have to block off and infinite amount of time to spend waiting for the doctor to call my name. I try to avoid it at all costs–even when I probably need the doctor the most.The hassle is just such a turn off for me!
Pager is a new service where you can get a direct consultation from a doctor in your area. They can issue you a prescription and/or be at your house the same day (within 2 hours!).
I have been coughing a lot in the past two weeks–sneezing here and there but really it was the persistent cough that was making me crazy. I contacted the pager service and was put in contact with a really nice nurse.
She asked me all of the important questions about my medical history and the length and type of cough it was. She put me in contact with a doctor who would make the overall decision whether or not I needed an in person visit.
The doctor called me within the hour and asked me some more relevant questions and determined that I needed some antibiotics for my symptoms. She called in my prescription to the pharmacy of my choice and just like that I avoided hours in the doctor’s office. #winning
What I love about the Pager service is that it’s not only for in home visits–they can come pretty much anywhere from your office to Central Park if you need assistance with a sprained ankle. It is super convenient and they accept all major insurances!
Here are some of the awesome on-demand services that Pager provides:
Health Check: a simple assessment of your health and wellness that includes key numbers such as blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose. This does not include Family Planning.
Physical: Physical exams and tests required for camp, school and employment.
Urgent care visit: Evaluation and diagnosis for common infections and illnesses, with prescriptions when medically needed.
- Treatment for minor skin conditions, including rashes, fungus, burns and more.
- First aid care for minor injuries, including sprains and wounds requiring suturing.
- Urgent care treating illnesses and injuries for children 6 months and older.
With cold and flu season here, it’s so great to have the option for me and my family to have a doctor come to us instead of having to bundle everyone up (or take time off of work!!) for a trip to the doctor.
And because I care about your health (and sanity!) I have a free code for you to use during the month of January!!
Use code “bkactivemama” for one free service anywhere in NYC anytime between now and January 31st, 2015.
Would you try a service like this? How annoying is it to sit in the doctor’s office?! How was your holiday??