With spring break upon us, we at Access Med have the perfect solution… why not bring your doctor with you?
While we probably won’t turn down an all-expense-paid trip to Hawaii, you won’t literally need to pack us up and lug us around. We are there for you when you get sick even while traveling. Modern technology affords us the ability to keep in touch even over long distances via cell phone, Facetime, Skype or Messenger.
Here are some examples of patients who benefited from their Direct Primary Care (DPC) subscription while traveling:
A business man traveling to Las Vegas experienced a sudden onset of severe dizziness and was not able to walk. He became violently sick and feared he was having a stroke. He used Facetime to reach his doctor who was able ask detailed questions and walk the patient thru some maneuvers that confirmed the diagnosis of vertigo. His doctor called in medicine for the vertigo and vomiting and the patient was able to get back to business (and save himself from a costly ER trip.)
A family of four is finally able to spend some quality time together at the beach. Unfortunately, Mom and the children were exposed to Strep and developed fevers and sore throats. They Skype with their provider who went thru the strep criteria over the phone and made his diagnosis. After 24 hours of antibiotics, everyone was back on the beach.
So, when you are traveling, don’t forget to pack your doctor. And if you are traveling overseas it might be a good idea to stop by the clinic before you leave to make sure you are prepared, supplied and properly vaccinated.