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7 Times You May Use a Virtual Pediatrician

As a parent, there are a lot of unknowns – one of the big ones being when your child may fall ill. Those times never seem to come at a good time, and you might not always know what to do. When your child is sick, the first thing you think to do is contact their pediatrician – but once again – children don’t operate on office hours. That’s why having a virtual pediatrician at your fingertips is so beneficial. 

Consider these seven times you might use a virtual pediatrician:

1. You’re trying to decide if you need to go to the ER

Let’s face it: An emergency room trip is exhausting and expensive. The decision of whether or not to take your child to the ER can be a difficult one. Relying on intuition is essential, but still, we often second-guess ourselves. Connecting with a virtual pediatrician in these times can help us make an educated decision on whether to take our child to the ER or not.

2. It’s the middle of the night, and you need answers fast

It’s the middle of the night, and you’re exhausted, but your child is sick. You need to speak to someone quickly – not wait for a phone call back. Virtual pediatricians offer 24/7 access, allowing you to connect with a board-certified pediatrician fast.

3. Your child is not with you

Our children aren’t always with us when they get sick. And sometimes we are at work – where taking a day off isn’t easy. Whether your child is at school or grandma’s house, a virtual pediatrician can sometimes start diagnosing and problem-solving without their caretaker needing to pack up and take them in to be seen in person.

4. Going to the doctor is going to be an ordeal

When your child is little, going to the doctor can be a whole ordeal. From getting them ready to transport to the office, it takes a lot out of you. Sometimes, a virtual pediatrician can give us the answers we need without taking a trip to the doctor’s office. 

5. Multiples make an office visit difficult

Whether one kid is sick or you have a whole household showing symptoms, taking multiple kids into the office can be a trip! Once again, a virtual visit with a pediatrician can save on the ache of hauling everyone into the office and managing all the kids in an outside environment.

6. You don’t want to wait until tomorrow

When you get home from work and notice something isn’t quite right with your child, get out in front of it early. With a virtual pediatrician, you don’t have to wait until tomorrow morning to get a diagnosis and start treating the issue.

7. Your primary care can’t get you in same-day

When something is going around, often everyone comes down with it at about the same time. If there are a lot of sick kiddos at your primary care physician’s practice, it may be hard to get seen on the same day. A virtual pediatrician can quickly fill the gap and see you so your child doesn’t have to wait.

Are you interested in 24/7 access to a virtual pediatrician? ParentMD has partnered with Blueberry Pediatrics to provide prompt care so you can schedule a virtual visit anytime and get seen within 30 minutes. Not sure if it’s the right choice for you? Check out what other parents are saying.

Become a ParentMD member today and explore all that our 24/7 virtual pediatrician membership has to offer!

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