My Coupon Doc Makes Health Care More Affordable

Although I’ll never rank among the people on Extreme Couponers, I like finding a good deal is much as the next person (okay, maybe a little more). So, when I saw My Coupon Doc on Bostinno’s list of   Twitter pages to follow in a recent post, I knew I had to check it out.

Basically, My Coupon Doc is a searchable database for health care coupons and discounts. We all know that just about anything related to health care can bring up quite the hefty bill, so finding a deal is almost a must. My Coupon Doc takes the searching out of the deal hunting. Sometimes it is hard to know if something is legitimate or not (I won’t tell you how many times my mom has been suckered into one of those texting scams, that claim to give you a coupon, but really just subscribe you to a 9.99/month a service), but everything on My Coupon Doc should be.

The website is easy to navigate and the process is simple. The about page for My Coupon Doc explains it as follows:

The process is simple — search by medication or illness to find coupons that are relevant to you, or if you want to just see all the discounts we have available take a look at our coupon directory. We’ve indexed over 400 coupons on the most common prescription and over-the-counter medications out there. All you have to do is click on the redeem button, fill out any of the required information, print the coupon, and take it with you to the pharmacy. A few minutes of work can lead to hundreds of dollars in savings annually.

Back in January, my doctor recommended that I take Prevacid to help control my heart burn. Well, I sent my husband to the store, and back he came with it…and a receipt indicating it cost over $30. For that reason, I decided to check and see if Coupon Doc could find me a coupon. And that it did. I simply typed in “Prevacid” and up it came with a $4 off coupon! Combined with some other coupons I’ve collected, the cost of that OTC medication could be reduced significantly. However, when I clicked on the “Redeem” button, it took me to the Prevacid website, and I had to search around for the coupon. Unfortunately, it was for $3 instead of $4, but at least there was some kind of coupon there. I tried a few other medications, and without fail, each time a discount was brought up.

I’ve only been using this site for a few minutes, and I’m already sold! You can search by the name of a specific medication, or a specific condition. It couldn’t be easier. While yes, a little bit of Google searching may yield similar results, it’s nice to have a website that takes the middle man out. I’d love to see even more discounts and coupons added — perhaps suggestions for low-cost doctors, or a list of dentists that give free initial appointments?

Be sure to follow My Coupon Doc on Twitter!

About the author

Katie Clark

Katie Clark

Katie Clark is originally from Colorado and currently lives in Utah with her husband and son. She writes primarily for Smart Phone Health Care, but contributes to several Health Care Scene blogs, including EMR Thoughts, EMR and EHR, and EMR and HIPAA. She enjoys learning about Health IT and mHealth, and finding ways to improve her own health along the way.

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