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Being stumped in a medical emergency is no laughing matter. Now, with modern smartphone technology, there’s an Australian-trained emergency specialist doctor at the other end of your phone with the push of a button.

My Emergency DrMy Emergency Dr is a video-based app allowing a qualified specialist in emergency medicine to remotely assess you, make a diagnosis, provide expert medical advice and in many cases arrange the treatment you need. While it’s definitely not a substitute for 000, the app’s developers say their vision was “to give every Australian urgent video access via your smartphone to an emergency specialist, wherever they live and whenever they call”. Of course, the service comes at a cost. The first consultation is $50 and subsequent consultations cost from $100 for 15 minutes. But what price do you put on your family’s health, especially when you are in a troubling medical situation and need answers urgently?

Visit www.myemergencydr.com

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