How to Reach a Pediatrician 24/7 with KidzDocNow
This post is sponsored by Pediatric Associates and KidzDocNow app. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Let me let you in on the best parenting hack there is – KidzDocNow app dedicated to providing all children within Florida video visits from the comfort of home.
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Have you ever needed to contact a pediatrician in the middle of the night? I know I have and it’s not a good feeling. When my kids were babies, I remember rushing to the ER of after hours clinics for things like fevers and rashes. With kids, it’s always better to err on the side of caution. what if you didn’t need to rush out at 3:00 am for things like pink eye or vomiting? Wouldn’t it be amazing if you can reach a pediatrician 24/7 right from your smartphone?
You can with KidzDocNow app. This is not a drill folks! You can actually have a Pediatric Associates service provider conduct your visit without you needing to leave your house. Game changer!
Read on to learn more about KidzDocNow app and how it works.
How does the KidzDocNow app work?
KidzDocNow is an app for your smartphone or computer for telemedicine visits. A telemedicine visit is a phone consultation or video conference with a Pediatric Associates provider. In basic terms, it’s like having a doctor in your pocket!
First you download the KidzDocNow app and make an account. Then, fill in your information and add your children. When you’re ready to start a visit choose services and begin. There are options for First Visit and even area specific patients. The app is very user friendly and easy to understand.
I really appreciate the ease and know in a moment of panic it helps to have a service that isn’t hard to use.
When you start a visit you will immediately see available providers, their information and their photo. From there you can click to view more about them and see their years of experience, languages they speak and where they studied medicine.
Who can use KidzDocNow?
Families in Florida with new or existing patients of Pediatrics Associates can use KidsDocNow app for telemedicine visits. Existing patients do not have to pay any fees up front. Your insurance company will be billed first and the patient is responsible for the portion the insurance company does not cover.
For new or self-pay patients a telemedicine visit will be $59. I find this price to be very reasonable in exchange for peace of mind.
What conditions can be treated via telemedicine?
The following conditions apply:
- 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)
As you can tell from the list above, these are conditions that sometimes don’t require for you to rush your child to the doctor’s office. The biggest benefit of using KidzDocNow is the convenience. When you can reach a pediatrician 24/7 via your phone, your life is changed!