It was my first day of work at my new job at CirrusMD selling their software application for telemedicine, and I had to be at a conference at 9 a.m. - an hour away from home. Of course, my 6-year-old came into my room at 3 a.m. complaining of a sore throat and an earache! I immediately called the pediatrician's office, which was obviously closed at 3:15 a.m. but left a message begging to be seen as soon as possible the next morning - the office didn't open until 8 a.m.
At 6 a.m., I texted my new boss to let him know what was going on. He signed me up on our platform and suggested I text into the doctor staffing our software to see if they could help. I figured why not give it a try?
So at 7:30 a.m. I texted the doctor through the CirrusMD app and had a response by 7:31 a.m. After just 10 minutes of texting, the doctor and I had a treatment plan for my son and I was able to hit the road - I was on the way to my conference and first day of work by 7:45 a.m.
As I was driving, my son's pediatrician's office called back at 8:20 a.m. to let me know they could squeeze us in at 11 a.m. I was delighted to respectfully decline, as we got the care my son needed from the comfort of our home and I was able to avoid missing my first day of work.