For as long as I can remember, I have used a Samsung mobile device. A few months ago, I purchased the Samsung Galaxy S8+ and absolutely love it. I rely heavily on my smartphone, using it for both business and personal use. I’ve recently discovered that I can even see a doctor online via my Samsung device. With Samsung Health Ask an Expert you can see a board-certified doctor in just minutes – no appointments needed. I’ve partnered with Samsung Health to share my Ask an Expert experience with you.
Managing your health is easy with Samsung Health. It can be used to track your activity, nutrition and sleep, and deliver insights based on your progress. With Samsung Health it is easy to set your health goals, track your activity, get insights based on your lifestyle, stay motivated, and keep your health information secure.
Samsung Health can be used to track your biometric data, such as: your pulse, SpO2, blood presure, weight, and glucose. It also syncs with many partner apps such as MyFitnessPal, Garmin, and MapMyRun to gather more information about your health. You can even speak to a healthcare professional through the Ask an Expert on-demand urgent care service.
My Samsung Health Ask an Expert Experience
When you get sick doesn’t it seem like it always happens after business hours or even worse on a Friday afternoon? Being sick all weekend is no fun at all. Since I have some respiratory issues, it is very important for me to see a doctor at the first sign of getting a cold or sinus infection. Unfortunately, my doctor can’t always see me right away. Earlier this week I was in this very situation, and used Ask an Expert’s on-demand urgent care service.
The entire process was very easy. After clicking on the Samsung Health icon on my phone. I was prompted to sign into my Samsung account. I then set up my account by providing some basic information, that included any prescription medications that I am taking, and my pharmacy info. The whole process only took a few minutes.
Next, I provided the reason for my online visit and was prompted to choose my insurance provider. Mine wasn’t on their list, so I was taken to a screen to provide payment information and advised of the cost of my online urgent-care visit which was $59. Depending on your reason for using the Ask an Expert service, the cost could be as much as $99.
I was given the option to choose from a list of health care providers who were online, or the next available. It was early evening and I had about 10 different doctors to choose from, although this will vary each time you use the service. I chose a doctor who specializes in family medicine and was connected to her via video chat within a matter of minutes.
The doctor was very thorough. She reviewed my provided biometric data, my medical history and went over my current medications, in addition to discussing my reason for reaching out. In the end, she made some recommendations to ease my symptoms, and sent a couple of prescriptions to my pharmacy.
I have no complaints about the quality of care that I received or the Ask an Expert service itself. The entire process was so easy and I never had to leave the comfort of my own home. I will most definitely be using this service again. While there are obviously some things you need to see a doctor for in person, there are many instances when Ask an Expert can be used. Here are some common conditions Ask an Expert treats with Urgent Care:
Cold/upper respiratory infection
UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)
Stomach Infection (Gastroenteritis)
Hypertension/high blood pressure
What if you’re not sick? Flu season is already here! See a doctor and get expert medical advice on how you can prevent your family from getting sick this flu season.
Ask an Expert is conveniently available 24/7 and online doctor consultations are covered by many top health plans. You can even get a prescription, if needed, sent to your local pharmacy.
Ask an Expert currently offers urgent care services only. In October, they will be launching specialty services such as nutrition and therapy services, by appointment. I’m looking forward to trying some of these other services.
Save $10 Off a Doctor Visit via Ask an Expert
Use promo code SAMSUNG7 for $10 off a doctor visit via Ask an Expert. Normally the price is $59 per doctor visit, so with the promo code it is only $49. When you enroll you may also earn Samsung rewards points (while promotion lasts).
Disclaimer: Compensation for this post was provided to me by Samsung via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Samsung or MomTrends. Ask an Expert (Online Doctor Visits) is a service offered through Samsung Health that helps you easily connect to medical and wellness experts from your phone. Samsung Health requires a compatible Android phone and a Samsung account. The Online Doctor Visits service is available in the U.S., except in Arkansas. The service is not for people suffering from medical emergencies or serious life-threatening conditions. If you have a serious medical concern, please call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency department.