5 applications and web platforms that are allowing individuals to call, text and email doctors when they need emergency medical advice.
Discovering a new food allergy or waking up with the shakes is scary. But, being able to call or text doctors at night, on weekends and remotely, changes everything. New mobile health apps are springing up to save the day — connecting doctors on standby with patients who need them the most.
We’ve rounded up five medical apps and websites that connect users directly to doctors. With tele-health apps, patients can call, text or privately message licensed physicians online for immediate help. Patients have an instant connection to knowledgable specialists. This industry won’t replace primary care physicians, but it will come in handy when sudden sickness strikes. Illnesses can be diagnosed and medicine can be prescribed right over the web or phone.
The benefits are immense. Internet-based healthcare makes high-quality care accessible at low cost — even to those without health insurance. Consumers can communicate with doctors on the go, at work or from the privacy of their home.
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