3 Ways to Avoid Long Waits at the Doctor’s Office
Try one of these medical services instead
Whether you have the sniffles or the full-on flu, the good women (and men) in white coats have a tendency to make us wait--and nobody’s got time for that. Here are three ways to get in and out the door fast. (Because you should be home resting anyway.)
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the doctor hotline accepts most insurance plans. Skeptics behold, the process is legit and simple. After you make an online profile with your medical history, you can request an online or phone consultation with a real MD. Your symptoms are reviewed and a diagnosis is given within ten minutes, and if you need a prescription, they'll send it right over to your local pharmacy.
Diamond Luxury Healthcare
Call us old-fashioned, but we love having a doctor who makes house calls. And Diamond fits the bill while still being pretty affordable. Simply sign up for the membership level that fits you best--levels start at $95 a month for adults and $45 for children, and include 24-7consultations, urgent-care visits and point-of-care testing in the comfort of your own home.
Highland Park Emergency Room
Don’t let the ER portion of its name fool you. Highland Park offers (and promises) no-wait visits with the same ER co-pay you'd have at Baylor, Medical City or Presbyterian hospitals. Additionally, all blood testing, X-rays and diagnoses are done in the same building and by the same doctor, so you won't be shuffled around to different departments or waiting days for your lab results.