Thank you to 2nd.MD for providing me with a $200 stipend to test-drive this revolutionary online medical service.
I really need a top picks for my top picks…a section that truly showcases the best of the best. (Folks, we may have a winner. Look for a “Best of the Best” section coming soon.) Because some picks and resources are truly awesome, revolutionary even. Which is exactly how I feel about 2nd.MD. (If you are one of my students reading this, please understand the above statement is a phrase and not a complete sentence. While we’re at it, when I say not to talk to your readers as if you’re having a live conversation, that does not apply in some circumstances such as one websites aiming to have a “conversation” with it’s readers.) And while it may seem a grammar lesson has no place in a review about a new resource for parents which can potentially save us hours of internet research, keep reading. When I tried to explain 2nd.MD to my family and friends, they had some questions:
Frequently Asked 2nd.MD Questions:
So exactly what is it?
An online resource offering peace of mind to neurotic parents such as myself who thought my three week old daughter had an esophageal disorder when she actually was blowing raspberries. Users can search for a medial specialist in just about any field and schedule an online appointment via live webcam chat. Simple.
Are the specialists qualified?
The pedatric neurologist I spoke with completed his pediatric residency at Boston City Hospital and Neurology Fellowship Albert Einstein and Montefiore College of Medicine in New York twenty-five years ago and currently works at Miami Childrens Hospital Dan Marino Center.
Is it expensive?
The doctors I focused on ranged in price from $200-$350 per 20 minute consultation. On the surface, yes. If you factor in the amount of hours I’ve spent in the last two years goggling “epilepsy, behavior, learning and seizure disorder” trying to find the ties between each for my daughter, then no.
What is the consultation like?
Amazing. Within one week I was able to find a doctor who specializes in the intersection of epilepsy and learning, make a list of questions and ask away! Not only was it informative, the doctor offered practical solutions and advice I immediately put into place. At one point he saw me furiously attempting to write down answers and explained, “I will be sending an email with notes about the session.” When he did just that I was able to forward a summary of the discussion’s important points to my husband and mother.
Curious and want to learn more? Check out this brief video overview:
I not only wholeheartedly recommend 2ndMD to family, friends and readers looking for expert medical information and peace of mind, I would pay for it myself…which is the best endorsement I can offer. (And students, while I did say an ellipsis is only to be used when leaving information out and not because they are cute, I want you to know sometimes it’s OK to break a grammar rule as long as you know you’re doing it.) I wonder how much one would pay for a live grammar and writing consultation? 2ndPhD perhaps?
Thank you again to 2nd.MD for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about 2nd.MD. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own. #Clever2ndMD #spon