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Flu Season is Coming, Save Some Time & Money - PPA Today

Flu Season is Coming, Save Some Time & Money


By John Owens

It's inevitable--fall/winter (and flu season) is coming, and when it hits, it hits hard. And having to wait a couple of days to see a doctor or not finding the time during business hours to make your way to see one can take a toll!

So this might not seem like much, but here's a real-life solution to help photographers soften the blow: Call a Doctor Plus. This is the latest membership benefit from PPA!

Call a Doctor Plus can save you both time and money when you're not feeling well or have health questions. This telemedicine solution can get you answers, assistance, and even simple prescriptions just by picking up the phone. Consultations are available via a quick call, online or through Call a Doctor Plus's mobile app. This service is available to anyone, but Teladoc agreed to provide this service to PPA members at a very small monthly fee!

What's Call a Doctor Plus?

It's a health and wellness telemedicine program that provides patients with effective, immediate access to medical goods and services. There are no copays, deductibles or per-call charges and you get to talk to real U.S. Certified Physicians. 

Call a Doctor Plus provides 24/7 access to doctors who can diagnose and prescribe what you need over the phone or through an online chat. You call in or send a chat request, and within a short amount of time (often under 20 minutes) you'll get a call back! If you get a prescription, it will be sent directly to your local pharmacy, and records are sent to your primary physician. The benefit covers up to five dependents at no extra cost. 

Hundreds have started signing up, because it saves so much time and money. Here's one of these members who gives the service a thumbs-up: "I requested a consultation online and was called by a doctor within 5-10 minutes," she said. "After providing a brief description of my symptoms, I was diagnosed with an acute upper respiratory infection. The doctor sent a prescription to my pharmacy, and I had the medicine in hand less than an hour after I called. No hassle, no waiting, no driving and no surcharge for needing a doctor after hours!" 

So this year, when the flu or unavoidable cold happens, make sure you have this handy service behind you. All you'll have to do is pick up the phone and head over to your pharmacy! It's that easy. Read more about the service and the top 10 things we like best about the program at


John Owens is PPA's resident wordsmith. Know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? That's where he comes in. The Connecticut transplant and (still) avid Hartford Whalers fan is an aspiring adventurist/novelist/racer on a lifelong quest to find the best trails, brews and burger. 


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