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American Well app review: connects you with U.S. Board Certified, licensed doctors securely from your mobile device

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Introduction

If you have a medical situation but don’t have the time, patience, or money to book an appointment and visit a doctor in the flesh, then this app enables you to connect with a fully licensed and accredited doctor directly from your iPhone and iPad. Welcome to the world of 21st Century medicine!

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I think that this is an absolutely fantastic idea for an app, and one that has been delivered with just as much expertise and professionalism as you can expect to receive from the very doctors that you’ll be able to connect with.

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I recently reviewed an app entitled goderma - online dermatologist which I praised for enabling people to anonymously get expert advice from trained dermatologists to save embarrassment and, of course, time.

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I didn’t actually realize at the time, but American Well offers a somewhat similar service in that you can consult with a doctor from your mobile device. Of course, the difference here is that you can interact with doctors in real time!

In my opinion, this is an awesome innovation for the medical industry and I really would like to commend the developer for coming up with something like this. Although I lack an understanding of the inner workings of the industry, this seems like a step in a very positive direction.

 

American Well screenshot 1
American Well screenshot 1

Speak to a Doctor in Real Time

The doctors themselves all have profiles within the app, which you can peruse before making a decision, and there are also ratings from patients who have previously dealt with them. I like this idea a lot because you don’t just get lumped with the next available doctor, instead you can actually choose your own.

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Add to this real-time “video visits,” the receipt of ePrescriptions, and the utmost in security and confidentiality, and you’ve really got yourself an invaluable medical resource available at your fingertips.

 

American Well screenshot 2
American Well screenshot 2

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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Connect with U.S. Board Certified, licensed doctors securely from your mobile device
  • Enjoy real-time “video visits” with doctors
  • Receive ePrescriptions from doctors
  • Doctors are also rated by patients and have full profiles so that you know who you are dealing with
  • All of your records are kept strictly secure

 

Cons                               

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

 

American Well screenshot 3
American Well screenshot 3

Final Words

American Well is almost certainly one of the best iPhone and iPad apps that I’ve come across in the Medical category of the App Store for quite a while, and I would like to very strong recommend it to any of you who don’t want the fuss of having to make appointments.

Sometimes a fear can be alleviated or an issue addressed very quickly by a competent doctor, and with this app you can get around waiting lists, prissy receptionists, and sometimes impersonal doctors who want you in and out of the office as quickly as possible.

 

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MarkBangs

Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.