Health at Home: KidzDocNow – Virtual Visits with Pediatricians
We’ve all been there. You are about to start your day and when you think the kids are ready to walk out of the door you notice something is not right. Whether it be a stomachache, low grade fever or a rash your favorite child greets you with “I don’t feel too good.” Traditionally this would mean a trip to your pediatrician’s office or urgent care. But many medical practices are now offering telehealth services to their patients as an alternative to in-office visits.
Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, is the virtual deliver of medical care primarily done over the internet using a smartphone, computer, or tablet. Unlike a telephone call, these medical visits relay on video technology remote monitoring technology so the patient and the doctor can interact with each other although not present in the room together.
One system for pediatric telemedicine is KidzDocNow. This service allows parents to have 24/7 access a pediatrician who can provide treatment for a variety of ailments. Using this service families can avoid a trip to the medical office and get assistance with cold and flu concerns, digestive issues, newborn concerns and other pediatric issues families commonly face.
The KidzDocNow system is easy for parents to use. Just download the app to set up an account. The one-time registration covers the entire family, so you don’t have to repeat the process when it’s time to access the service again. Once registered parents can start a visit by telling the provider what the medical issue and even upload pictures or documents to help the pediatrician diagnose the issue. KidzDocNow helps the family navigate the process until the physician starts the virtual visit. Once complete, families have the option to have the medical record of the visit forwarded to their family pediatrician.
To learn more about KidzDocNow contact MD Medical Group to see if telehealth options are a good fit for your family.
No appoitment necessary! Care available seven days a week from 7am – 11pm. The following conditions could be treated virtually via KidzDocNow:
- Cold, cough, and flu
- Pink eye, head lice or any kind of rash or bite
- Lactation and newborn concerns
- Prescription refills
- Stomach and digestive issues
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