It’s 11 at night, and your child has a fever. It’s not too high, but you want to get them checked out and on antibiotics as soon as possible. Or maybe you live alone, it’s late, and you can’t get up out of bed to get yourself to the clinic in the morning. This is where a reputable doctor on demand can heal your pain.
Why would you wait until the morning to see your GP? Overnight your ailment could get worse. The medical field understands that not everyone can get to the clinic during the week especially. They know that sometimes you need to see a GP as soon as possible. This is why they introduced a service that can bring a GP to you in the form of doctors on demand.
There are many ailments that doctors on demand are able to diagnose and help with. Some of these include:
Cold and flu symptoms – such as a runny nose, fever, headaches, sneezing, and a severe cough.
Eye problems – such as conjunctivitis
Respiratory infections – any kind of infection that affects your breathing
Skin infections and rashes – such as chicken pox, measles, heat rash, rashes from allergies, and irritations from foreign objects I.e chemicals
Neck, back and hip issues – such as pain, spasms, cramps, and stiffness
Urinary tract infections – which can cause pain and burning while passing urine or a continuous need to urinate
Asthma – which can cause chest pains, dizziness and trouble breathing
Gastro – which can cause stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Elderly ailments – these can include sudden Falls, any fevers, breathing difficulties, and need to urgently have medications changed, and stomach or bowel issues
It goes without saying that if you do have a life threatening emergency please dial 000 or attend the emergency department immediately. If you are unsure if you have an emergency you should contact a doctor on demand and speak to a registered nurse. Or simply just treat it as an emergency, it’s always best to be safe now rather than sorry later.
It is easy to find out whether or not your area is covered by a doctor on demand. All you have to do is download the app or use the locator online. Give them a ring if you have no access to the internet, they will be happy to assist you.
If you observe any changes in the symptoms of the patient, you should give them a ring back and update them on this. They will let the GP know, so they have a report to go by when they arrive.
When using a doctor on demand service you will be asked for your Medicare number so you can be bulk billed, otherwise you can easily pay by credit card, name, address, phone number, and email so that they have contact details, your GPS details so a report can be forward it to them and the symptoms and reasons for your contact. This is done so the GP has a reference to go by. It’s OK if you don’t have much information a little can go a long way.
It’s very easy to use doctor on demand, and it is available for babies, the elderly and every age in between. They will attend to you with compassion. If additional medical advice is needed, ask to be transferred to a qualified registered nurse when you contact them. They will advise on how to comfort the patient, what to keep an eye on, and how to treat any symptoms until the GP has arrived at your residence.