Since mobile applications become mainstream, it has disruptive most (if not all) industries. The medical industry is not any different. When it was once deemed impossible, online medical services (doctors) are now available.
What is an online doctor?
Like any other forms of online services, this is where you can now get medical consultation through a click of a mouse (or your smartphone devices). This is one area of medical service that is changing the industry especially for patients that need treatment or medical advice on ‘sensitive’ issues like sexual health and others. What you get from online doctors is consultations without having to be physically present. Audio or video calls, live chats and other platforms are easily available and accessible. Below are some of the online doctors available.
This is one of the popular portals that allow you to consult a doctor from the convenience of your own space. The process is very straightforward and it works almost similar to how you visit a clinic. You will need to register an account that you need to log in and then you can tell your symptoms. A doctor will then attend to you either via chat or call and then the prescription will be given. You can even request to have the medication sent to you. Consultation is provided at a flat rate of RM20 (not inclusive of medication).
At Doctor2U, you are provided with an option for free live chat. You can do this anytime throughout the day and be attended by a doctor, pharmacist or nutritionist (or medical experts). As the name implies, it actually ‘delivers’ the doctor to your home. After the live chat where you communicate your symptoms and show your reports, the doctor will be able to diagnose and subsequently visit you. On top of that, Doctor2U also provides medication delivery services. All you need to do is to register an account, show your prescription and they will deliver the medication.
Teleme is typically a mobile application that provides you with the convenience of locating medical services when you need them. Among their services include:
- Online Consultation – where you can talk to a doctor or a medical expert about your condition and look for suitable solutions
- Medication Reminder
- Waze to any clinics nearby
- Health Screenings
- Reminders and your own personal health record
iCliniq.com is known as a ‘virtual hospital’. Options that are offered through their portal includes talking to a doctor online and even video consultation. The iCliniq is available on the web as well as a mobile app that can be downloaded onto the phone. The payment is very easy where users are able to use all types of online banking platforms. The first query that they post will be free of charge while they will be charged accordingly for the subsequent queries. iCliniq ensures that all consultations are treated with confidentiality and privacy.