(BPT) - This fall, a first-of-its kind partnership aims to put the power of healthcare back into people’s hands by providing an alternative to long wait times and high costs associated with seeing a doctor. RB (the makers of Mucinex™, Delsym™, Airborne™, among other health and wellness brands), Walmart and Doctor On Demand (the nation’s leading virtual care provider) are bringing an affordable and easy healthcare solution to shoppers across the country.

Shoppers can purchase Mucinex, Delsym, Airborne or Digestive Advantage at any Walmart store or on Walmart.com and receive a limited time offer for a no-cost telehealth medical consultation with a Doctor On Demand physician, now until Dec. 31, 2018. Doctor On Demand physicians are available with the click of a button, via smartphone, tablet or laptop, allowing you to connect with board-certified doctors over live video chat with a typical wait time of just under five minutes — something that is virtually unheard of in the healthcare world.

There is a declining trust in the current state of healthcare today. Statistics have uncovered alarming trends about inaccessibility to proper medical care, and dwindling trust in the current system:**

  • It takes an average of 18 days to schedule an appointment with a primary care doctor
  • It can take up to three hours from the time patients leave for an appointment to receive treatment and get back to your destination
  • 30 percent of adults don’t have a primary care physician 

“This initiative is a big first step in delivering on RB and Walmart's shared purpose of unlocking every American’s right to healthier lives. We found through research that many Walmart shoppers are looking for new ways to take health matters into their own hands. However, despite consumers’ desire to take more control of their health, the path isn’t always clear, and access to fast, reliable and affordable healthcare solutions remains a cause of stress,” said Gregory Chabidon, CMO, RB US Health. “The program with Doctor On Demand at the start of cough, cold and flu season is designed to help improve access to healthcare at just the right time. We are really excited to learn from this and to continue building on our healthcare collaboration with Walmart.” 

“Partnering with RB and Walmart is a big step in moving the telemedicine industry forward, and ensuring that consumers are aware they can see a physician and receive high-quality care anywhere, at any time,” said Hill Ferguson, CEO at Doctor On Demand. “At Doctor On Demand, our physicians can treat 90 percent of the most common medical issues seen in the ER and urgent care, including cold & flu, skin and eye issues, allergies, back pain, and more. We’re proud to be driving innovative solutions that put patients first and improve access to care this cold and flu season and beyond.” 

For more information, please visit www.specialdoctoroffer.com

**Source: Doctor On Demand

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