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Online healthcare platforms provide solution in coronavirus era

Dokteronline.com offers a large European network of registered pharmacies 

The coronavirus has turned our daily lives upside down. Shops have closed their doors, governments have ordered the closure of schools, and people are confined to their homes most of the day. The coronavirus outbreak has also put unprecedented strain on healthcare systems. A visit to the doctor is only possible in case of an emergency. Pharmacists are worried about potential shortages, and over-the-counter medicines that can be bought at chemists and supermarkets are selling out quickly. Many people are therefore turning to online resources for their health needs. It is precisely in these times that online healthcare platforms offer a solution as the go-to location for medical advice and treatments. At Dokteronline.com, you can rest assured that this is done safely.  

Availability of medicines 

At present, healthcare professionals are working tirelessly to help coronavirus patients. As a result, non-urgent matters are being put on hold. So what happens if you have mild health issues? You can choose to wait until your symptoms pass or you can go online for information about your health concerns. This is where Dokteronline.com’s reliable e-health model comes in. As the platform is connected to a network of pharmacies across Europe, most medicines are in stock and ready to be shipped.  

Medical advice from a registered doctor 

Dokteronline.com is an informative website that also provides an online service. We don’t offer products ourselves but we can, if desired, put you in touch with an independent registered EU doctor for an online consultation. If the consultation leads to a prescription of a medicine, the prescription will be sent to your home address, or to an affiliated European pharmacy if you instruct us to do so. They will make sure your treatments are delivered safely, quickly and discreetly to your doorstep. Dokteronline.com is not an online doctor, an online pharmacy or Internet pharmacy, but a consultation service provider. Your medication is delivered straight to your home, taking away the need to wait in line at the pharmacy. This makes it easier for you to keep a distance from other people plus you avoid the issue of products being out of stock. What’s more, home delivery reduces your chance of catching the coronavirus, which is a comforting thought in these difficult times. 

European network of certified pharmacies 

Pharmacies are currently under just as much pressure as GPs and specialists. Many pharmacies have adjusted their hours or installed vending machines to minimise exposure for patients and pharmacy employees. However, these vending machines are not suitable for medicines that require refrigeration or have insufficient capacity for large packaging.  

In these coronavirus times, patients generally prefer to avoid a trip to the pharmacy or chemist. Although people are advised to keep at least 1.5-metre distance from each other, not everyone pays attention to these social distancing guidelines. What’s more, many products are not even available. This makes ordering medicine online a good alternative.  

Pharmacists fear the impact of coronavirus on the pharmaceutical industry could result in medicine shortages. Dokteronline.com’s consultation service makes use of a European network of certified pharmacies. This ensures the availability of high-quality medicines as well as a higher supply of products.  

Advice on coronavirus and other conditions 

Despite, or perhaps due to, all the stories about coronavirus in the media, many people are deeply concerned and anxious about the virus spreading among them and their families. Dokteronline.com is a reliable source for clear information on the coronavirus. Consulting our website means you don’t have to contact your GP or pharmacist with questions or concerns about the virus or other health issues you may have. This will reduce the pressure on the healthcare system as well as ease your mind. 

Safety first 

It goes without saying that providing you with high-quality health treatments is our top priority. From doctors and pharmacists to medicines and medical information, everyone and everything is thoroughly reviewed for safety in various ways, including by an independent medical advisory boardIn addition, online payment is always carried out in a secure environment. 

About Dokteronline.com 

Dokteronline.com is a platform for connecting patients with doctors and pharmacies, enabling targeted treatment and care. Dokteronline.com believes in responsible self-management of treatable health conditions. 

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