Monday, February 9, 2015

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Mums the Word Network and Doctor on Demand. All opinions are genuine and my own.


When you find something good, you're oh so happy to share...and with Doctor on Demand, that is absolutely the case.


We have a pretty rural address, in a very cold state. That means our winter driving, for lack of a better phrase, is for the birds. No never mind that, even the birds are bright enough to leave for the season...but it does mean trips into town can sometimes be a hassle, especially if the weather is bad. That, however, does not prevent members of our family from getting sick, even on the coldest/harshest of winter days. With Doctor on Demand, I can speak to a doctor if I need to, from the privacy (and warmth!) of my own home, no driving required!

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You can connect via laptop, personal computer, tablet or phone!

To use the service, you simply create an account (very fast to do), enter your credit card number (the cost of a doctor's visit is usually less than that of a typical co-pay!), and enter some personal information including your symptoms, reason for call, current medications, etc. If you are using the mobile service instead of a personal computer, simply download the iOS or android app onto your device and then enter your information as requested. It will walk you through the process, step-by-step.

Connect to a doctor from the convenience of your home.

When you are ready to be connected to a doctor, simple hit the connect button. You will be put on hold while they find the correct doctor for your inquiry. A status update will remain on your screen. It will let you know when you are next in line, and then update again to let you know an appropriate doctor has been located and is reviewing your file.  A doctor is readily available from 7 am-11pm to answer your questions. Your call is treated professionally and with the same confidentiality you have come to expect from a face-to-face visit.


My call was in regards to my son's rough elbow patches he has been getting for the last year or so. They are not bothersome to him, but they are certainly dry and get red in color. I was wondering if that was something that might be related to his Keratosis Pilaris (a condition where harmless, mild bumps sometimes show up out of nowhere for him). Your call can be about something specific like that, or it can be a general call...such as one seeking information on immunization or the annual flu shot!

The pros of this kind of a program are plentiful, and I think it could definitely be a wonderful service to use for many things. The second thing that came to mind for me when thinking of why I would love this program  (after the pro of not having to drive in inclement weather), is that you do have the availability to get a doctor's excuse! In our school district that is important because you can only have so many unexcused absences (absences without a doctor's excuse) for the entire year. Having the convenience of being able to get a doctor's excuse for the common cold or Influenza, without having to drive my sick child/ren to the actual doctor's office is a major plus for me.

Of course those are just a couple examples of ways you could use Doctors on Demand, and they are both physician-related. You can also access Lactation, Psychology, and Pediatrician options with this service.

CAUTION: If your situation is life threatening or an emergency do not use this service, but rather dial 911 to obtain an immediate service.

CODE FOR ONE FREE SESSION!

Mail4Rosey readers get a one-time free session by using the coupon code rosey15

If this sounds like a service that might interest you, feel free to use the coupon code above to receive one session totally free. This will give you the opportunity to poke around a bit, test it out, and see if it is a good fit for you and/or your family.

You can learn more about Doctors on Demand by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

104 comments:

  1. I love how far technology has come! I know there are times I'd rather not trudge my sick kiddos or self to the doctor. This is exactly the house call I was hoping for!

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  2. This is great! I can see this being the future of medicine and what about how helpful this could be to those who are wheel chair bound and can't get around very well. I like this!

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  3. It sounds great. Without the risk of getting more illnesses from those in the doctor's waiting rooms too...

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  4. This is such great idea. I wish this was available to use when my kids were little!

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  5. This is so cool! I would love to use this in the future!

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  6. This is a great service but I don't know if I would use it. I generally only go to the doctor's when I am half dead already!! I know I'm impossible. If I had children I would definitely look into this if only for peace of mind!

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  7. Hmmm, this might be an option for me since I don't drive anymore and doctor's offices are only open when the Great Scot should be sleeping. Thanks for posting this Rosey!

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  8. It kind of surprises me that your children's school district requires them to have doctors notes even on sick days. Growing up, I never had to do that at all. Like you, I agree it would be a pain to go in for just a cold or flu- as a parent, you know if it is necessary to go in or not! This does sound like a good program, and definitely great for the winter with bad weather, or even when sometimes going in can take so long to be seen.

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  9. boy this sure looks usesful especially when this time of year when so many are snowed in

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  10. This sounds mighty convenient. There are times when someone is really sick and I just don't want to drag them out of the house.

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  11. It is so nice and convenient to have access to this kind of service specially when you live to the place like yours, where driving on Winter can be a hassle.

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  12. I think this is a great program. Very handy and convienant

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  13. I have been hearing a lot about this. It would be great for us, since we live so far from town.

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  14. Sounds great to me, avoiding those germy doctor's offices is always a plus

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  15. It's CRAZY how far technology has come! I can definitely see this as being the way of the future--especially because waiting in the doctor's office is such a pain! Now if only there was something similar for dentists...

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  16. What an amazing service! We live about 45 minutes away from the nearest hospital, although we do have a clinic about 15 minutes away. This would make it so much easier for those non-emergency situations! Can’t wait to check them out

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  17. I've seen a number of these doctor-by-phone apps and think it is wonderful they are out there. No reason to not talk to a doctor about what ails you!

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  18. I think this would really help those who are busy. They can get online consultation immediately.

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  19. This would be really nice. This could save me a lot of time. I'll have to look more in to this. Thanks!

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  20. ha. your spam is if nothing else, interesting...lol
    i wonder when it comes to technology...sometimes i miss the personal
    touch....

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  21. This is so perfect for those times when you're not sure about a condition and need advice on whether to be seen in person or whether it can just be treated at home to save money. I'll all for streamlining things!

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  22. Wow, you got spammed and then some. Yikes.

    We have this service too. I've not used it yet, but we have it. I'm sure at some point I'll need this.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  23. Doctors on their new level. I love the idea and very helpful services.

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  24. I think this is such a wonderful thing, especially for people in rural areas. Sometimes it's hard to get a hold of the one doctor in town.

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  25. I definitely think this is an interesting service. I am a doctor so I am in tune to how medicine has been changing. I know many doctors are concerned that these types of services may not be able to provide adequate and complete care. Others, think it is an expected expansion of health care and a way to help improve utilization of care for minor medical issues. I tend to lean towards the second view but of course trying to educate myself as much as I can so that I can better advise my family and friends as to the best option for them. I will definitely keep my ears open for more info about Doctor On Demand- sounds promising.

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  26. So often all I have is a simple question - I think this service is great for that.

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  27. This is perfect for all the times that you just have one question. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I just saw this advertised on TV and was really intrigued. Thanks for my information, now that I know this is something I would definitely look into.

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  29. That's cool that they have the service for this. I live in the middle of a small town, but our roads aren't really plowed when it snows, so we are somewhat stuck.

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  30. This is a great idea. This would be great for the times that I am sick and I can't get in to see my doctor. If we don't call first thing in the morning we can never get a same day appointment.

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  31. Wow! This fantastic! I really can see more people getting involved in this Doctor on Demand. I'm going to look into it. Thank you!

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  32. This is great for when parents are snowed in like we are. I love how they can provide notes for when the kids are sick too. I didn't think of that - very convenient!

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  33. This is really cool! I bet it would be great for those times when you need a doctor but can't travel to them right away.

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  34. I love how you can get a diagnosis at your fingertip. We live in a snowy rural area and it is not always easy to get to the doctor

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  35. I love the idea of not having to leave your home to talk to a doctor. This is so helpful when you have children that you don't want to take out of the house.

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  36. Oh this would be so handy with the kids! It can be almost impossible to get them in around all their activities and school schedules. I am going to have to download this on my phone!

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  37. Whoa! I had no idea something like this existed. How does the DRs get paid? And why would it benefit them being on call to us?

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  38. This service is amazing! When I tried it out I was impressed by how fast it was to be in touch face to face with a doctor. It felt very familiar using a "facetime" type of system.

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  39. This is really awesome! I have seen this a few times recently and I'm rather impressed. I being a mom of 6 can't always find the time to run to the doctor when I need to for myself so this would be super convenient! I'm going to have to see if there is something like this near me or if I can use it because this is awesome!

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  40. That's pretty awesome! It's no fun to drag out of bed and go to the doctor.

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  41. we've used this service before and loved it. So convenient when you have kids

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  42. Doctor on Demand is such a great idea. My kids always get sick during the worst possible times, so we will almost definitely be using this service.

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  43. I know sometimes I just want the reassurance that my kids are going to be okay! I've never tried Doctor on Demand, but it sounds like a great resource.

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  44. I've never heard of this before but it sounds like a great service! I will for sure have to look into this more! Thanks for showing it to me!

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  45. Sounds like a great idea. Never heard of it before. Will have to try to find out more about it. Thank you for sharing.

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  46. We just got a service similar to this with our insurance. We haven't had the opportunity to use it yet, though.

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  47. What a great service! I know I'll be using it!

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  48. I've never heard of this service before and I think this will be perfect when traveling! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Awesome service. So helpful and easy.

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  50. I would love this service. Who cares about traveling? With three kids, getting to the doctor is such a pain. I have to check it out.

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  51. I love the idea of a doctor on demand! How convenient and easy, especially when kids are involved!

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  52. With 7 of us, this so would be used in our home. I need to look into this!

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  53. I seriously hate going to the doctor because of the long waits, and sitting in those cold offices always irritates me. I would love to be able to see the doctor from the comfort of my own home!

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  54. This is SUCH a cool app!! And I love that the first visit is free! I want to say I can't wait to use it, but really, I can. :)

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  55. Technology has come so far. I would love this service, It would be an option for me.

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  56. This would be convenient for the times you don't want to get your little one out. I would only use it on a select few situations. Most require a thorough visual exam that I don't see being accurate this way.

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  57. This is such a good idea. Sometimes you just need to talk to a professional.

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  58. I love the idea of this! If I can afford the germs and the wait of dr offices, it has to be a win win!

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  59. I can see how this would be super helpful in a rural area! What a great service. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  60. This would be super helpful for middle of the night issues when you just don't feel it would warrant a visit to the ER, but can't wait until the morning for the doctors office.

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  61. sounds like a wonderful service. Thanks for letting me know about it. Going to use that coupon tomorrow!

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  62. Technology is getting more and more advance! This is way better than using google and self diagnosising yourself with WebMD...scary stuff everything will be cancer if we kept doing that method lol!

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  63. This is such a cool service. It is great for a quick consult with your doctor

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  64. My husband just used them last week and he loved it. It was very easy and he did it in the kitchen!

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  65. This is such a great idea for those that live in rural areas!! I don't think it would work very well in big cities, but this is perfect for you guys! This way you get get good medical advice right away!

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  66. Wow technology is improving everyday and I'm loving it! This is a brilliant concept especially for first time moms.

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  67. That is so neat! I had no clue that this service was available. Thanks for the heads up!!

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  68. I think this is a great idea and if you have small children it would be very convenient. I like that it is a really medical doctor on the other side of that screen. It makes sense that you can use this service for minor issues or at least to find out if you should go see a specialist.

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  69. Since I have a child with food allergies and occasional breathing problems, I'd love to use this service.

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  70. I've never heard of anything like this - but I sure like the way that it helps those in need Very cool idea:)

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  71. This is such an amazing service! This is going to help so many people!
    ~Amanda

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  72. I love the idea of this - it's better than relying on google. But with certain conditions it is important to be seen in person.

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  73. That's kinda cool! I would never have thought of that and it's really handy if you need to talk to a dr fast

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  74. I've not used this service but I think it is really cool!! It's much better than googling your symptoms and thinking you're going to die from some weird disease!

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  75. This definitely sounds like a useful tool!

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  76. My son is accident prone, and we often spend our time venturing back and forth to the hospital because as luck would have it its usually after his doctors office is closed. This service could free up at least one to two nights a month for my family, thank you for sharing.

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  77. This is such a great idea. Perfect for when you can't drive to the doctor. I wish they had this when my son was little.

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  78. I like the idea of this. I can't tell you how many times I took my kids to the doctor and was told it's just a virus that has to run its course. In the meantime I'm missed a half day of work!

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  79. I can see how this service can be very helpful. I also live in a rural area. It's a trek to go see a doctor. This might come in handy on occasion.

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  80. I've never heard of this before but I would so use this! What a great idea when you have a simple question and can't get in to see your normal doctor.

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  81. I could have used this when I was a new mom. As a matter of fact, I could still use this today. Wow! Very cool.

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  82. This is such a great idea. I can think of a million times this would have come in handy.

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  83. I love the idea of being able to consult with a doctor so easily. It certainly is very convenient.

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  84. What a great service. I took my daughter to a clinic last month and I would have loved to have consulted over the phone. This code will come in handy.

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  85. Let me tell you, I work in health care and still can't get seen! I'm totally using this service next time I'm feeling under the weather!

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  86. Oh wow! This sounds like a great service. I have four kids so I'm always at the doctors, this would be great to use for those many days when I go and sit in a waiting room for 30 minutes to only be seen for 5

    Chene

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  87. I've heard of this service before. It sounds fantastic!

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  88. Doctor on Demand is amazing. Looks like a great app that everyone of us need these days, particularly during the worst winter season. It is so great that you can access other important services like Lactation, Psychology, and Pediatrician, which is so important for kids.

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  89. This is super cool. I heard about this a few weeks ago. Thanks for sharing!!

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  90. I think this is such a great idea. I hate going to my doctor because the waiting times are so long.

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  91. I love this - it is such a mission to get to the drs, and then sit there with sicker people coughing all over you :/

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  92. I love technology! I think this is such a great way to get answers and answers fast. I still believe you should actually see a doctor but if you are unable too then this is perfect. Technology is becoming so advanced it's crazy! Love that you are giving away a free session! Totally awesome! Thank you for sharing!!

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  93. I love the fact that you see the doctor from the convenience of your own home. How awesome is that?

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  94. That is so convenient! What a great option for someone who might not be able to leave their home.

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  95. What a great service that would be for us busy moms!

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  96. Technology has really changed a lot about the way we live. Online doctors is something that would really be great for those who live in the country.

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  97. This is seriously the best service ever! No more trips to the er in the freezing cold snow when my princess has a fever!

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  98. Thanks for the free session code. I am needing a service like this ever so often so I will be sure to try it out. You can't always get to a doctor in person.

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  99. I just saw this and think it's a great service indeed. I might just take advantage of the free session although I don't need it quite right now.

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  100. Wow! Very interesting! I can definitely see this being the way of the future.

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  101. I have thought about calling these guys before. I might surprise you one day and do it.

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  102. This is great! How convenient, I love the idea of avoiding all the other sick people at the doctor's office!

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  103. When it comes to medical fields I am still conservative. I still want a check up or consultation on my doctor's office or clinic.

    As you have mentioned that trips to town can be a hassle, this kind of program is a really good alternative.

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    1. I also heard that in some places, snow can be really think and sometimes it is better to stay at home. I can imagine some scenarios where in doctor in demand can be really helpful :)

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