A few days back, as I developed an eye infection which started worsening and by 10 in the night, the pain in the eye got almost unbearable. I messaged my ophthalmologist. Fortunately she directed to make a video call to her. Instantly she examined the eye carefully upon the video and sent me the prescription online. By morning, my eye feels much better and I am forever grateful to her for timely and prompt consultation.
In these tough times when all of us are practicing caution and refraining from visiting hospitals or clinics, thankfully online consultations have come to big rescue of patients in distress. It’s a good idea to keep an app on your phone handy in case of need, apart from your regular doctor number, of course. Yes there are trusted apps available which connect you to medical consultants from every specialization through chat or video conferencing. Mostly these apps are available on playstore as well as appstore. Listing here are top five:
This app let’s you book an appointment with a doctor, book your tests, and even order medicines. There is a special diabetes management plan also available.
Tata health has come up with a great initiative of providing free online consultations with general physicians and even specialists in the comfort and safety of your homes.
Practo is one of the leading apps through which you can consult 20,000 plus doctors. You can connect with these doctors through chat and call. Launched in 2017, Practo also let’s you order medicines and even make a record of your prescriptions, reports etc.
Dentists for Me
This initiative by Colgate connects you to top dentists from around the country accessible via a video or audio call absolutely free. You get free oral checkups here and can schedule your appointment with the dentists of your choice.
This app is also quite popular connecting you to doctors from various hospitals for consultation. There are general physicians, dermatologists, and even dietitians available to help you with your queries.