KidzDocNow pediatric telemedicine by Pediatric Associates is genius!
In my household, holiday seasons are synonymous to at least one of my kids getting sick. It is almost as if the germs know when to infiltrate.
I’m not trying to jinx them this year (please, please no) but every year one of the kids get sick during one of the major winter holidays. My sister and I were the same way. My sister actually got chicken pox at the ripe age of 30 on Christmas Eve. (I subsequently was blessed with chicken pox 2 weeks later, at 27.) Sharing is caring in most cases, but not this scenario.
Even if it isn’t holiday season and my boys come down with something, I rue going to the pediatrician’s office. Can you honestly tell me that germs know the difference between the “sick” and “well” kids, separated by air and signs with arrows designating where you should sit?
There have been way too many times when I’ve brought N or G to the pediatrician for a cold/cough/sore throat and end up a few days later with another ailment.
KIDZDOCNOW – CONVENIENCE + PEACE OF MIND
Enter KidzDocNow – a service that offers virtual visits with a pediatrician in the comfort of your own home. Through this service, you and your child can have a virtual visit to determine a diagnosis from your pediatrician. By utilizing the KidzDocNow app on your smart phone, you have 24/7 access to a pediatrician.
As a super busy mom, this service is heaven-sent. All you need to do is download the app, and if you feel your child has any of the conditions below, you may be able to be treated via your tablet, smartphone, laptop,or desktop computer.
WHAT CONDITIONS ARE APPLICABLE?
- Abscess or Boils
- Baby Concerns
- Umbilical Cord
- Cradle Cap
- Cuts or Scrapes
- Fever over 1 year of age < 48 hours (alone or with any other symptom on this list)
- Head Lice
- Immunization Reaction – redness, swelling, sore at site of injection
- Mouth Sores/Hand Foot Mouth Disease
- Pink Eye/ Eye Discharge
- Dry Skin, Acne
- Chicken Pox
- Athletes Foot
- Diaper Rash
- Insect Bite
- Runny nose/Nasal Congestion/Cold symptoms
- Vomiting and Diarrhea less than 24 hours (over 1 year of age)
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
What I especially appreciate is that existing Pediatric Associates patients do not have to pay any fees up front. The insurance company will be billed first and then you would be responsible for the portion the insurance company does not cover. For new or self-pay patients a telemedicine visit will be $59. That is extremely reasonable, especially considering the convenience.