Friday, June 9, 2017

Consult A Doctor Anytime and Anywhere with MyPocketDoctor

Too sick to get up and see a doctor? Or maybe you just need a quick consultation but no time to visit a clinic? Ever wish you could see a doctor in the middle of a work day without taking time off? 

Fret not.Telemedicine is making all these situations things of the past.

MyPocketDoctor will be the answer to all of these concerns. You can now consult a doctor via your mobile phone.


MyPocketDoctor Philippines, the nation’s first telemedicine platform has partnered with financial services provider M. Lhuillier to provide MyPocketDoctor’s flagship service--doctor consultations anytime/anywhere (on demand) via phone or the Internet—with unlimited consultations for an annual fee of P900 for one person, or P1995 for one adult and two dependents.

A subscriber can log on to his/her MyPocketDoctor account or send an SMS to the hotline to access a team of nurses to whom he/she provides initial information.  

A physician then calls the subscriber back (typically within 15 minutes) assesses his symptoms and prescribes medication, orders laboratory tests, makes a referral or prescribes another mode of treatment as the subscriber’s case requires.

MyPocketDoctor also maintains a password-secure medical history accessible to both the physician and the patient, in order to record information which may assist in the diagnosis of the subscriber’s medical concern.

“Doctor consultations on demand via telemedicine mean no traveling while sick or transporting sick family members, no wasting time in waiting rooms, and no transportation expenses or lost wages from missing work to see a doctor,” said Mads Larsen, CEO of MyPocketDoctor Philippines“Our patients are speaking with a doctor within 15 minutes of requesting a consultation, and any medications prescribed can be delivered to the patient or picked up at the nearest branch of MyPocketDoctor’s pharmacy partner.”

About 50 practitioners with at least three years’ experience in various fields of medicine are on board.  The roster includes specialists in occupational medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics, and family medicine, among others.



The MyPocketDoctor App can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play. You can set-up your basic information via the Medical Profile section. It also has a Blood Glucose Tracker to help you monitor your blood sugar. The app is easy to use. When you're ready for a consultation, all you need to do is to push a button. 

My experience in downloading the MyPocketDoctor app and setting up my Profile information was such a breeze. There was even a Nursing Specialist who called me if I need any assistance.

MyPocketDoctor subscriptions may be paid over the counter at select M. Lhuillier branches.  Patients may also purchase one-time-use cards at M. Lhuillier branches.



The partnership with M. Lhuillier expands the reach of MyPocketDoctor, making the service available to more Filipinos all over the world, particularly to overseas Filipino workers and their families and those in locations where doctors are not always present. Subscribers may choose a doctor fluent in either Bisaya or Tagalog, as they prefer.



For more information, visit https://www.mypocketdoctor.com/.



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