Advice and answers from the Sherpaa Team

Curious about how Sherpaa works?

How we prescribe, order tests, and get your problems solved.

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Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH

How can Sherpaa doctors do so much without seeing me in person?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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How do Sherpaa's costs compare to traditional, in-person care?

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How does Sherpaa save me time and make my life easier?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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How does Sherpaa compare to a traditional primary care doctor?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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Can Sherpaa doctors prescribe medications?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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Can Sherpaa doctors order blood tests?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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Can Sherpaa doctors order imaging tests?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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Can I see my lab and imaging results within Sherpaa's app?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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Will Sherpaa doctors prescribe controlled substances (pain killers, etc.)?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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Will I see reports from the specialists Sherpaa doctors refer me to within the app?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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How does Sherpaa compare to PCPs, urgent care, video visits, etc?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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What kind of technology powers Sherpaa's service?

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Is Sherpaa uber for doctors?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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How does Sherpaa compare to on-demand doctor video visits?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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How do you choose who you refer to?

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How does Sherpaa work with local doctors?

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What happens after Sherpaa refers me to a specialist?

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How do I communicate with Sherpaa doctors?

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Is Sherpaa safe?

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What happens after I sign up?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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If I sign up for Sherpaa tonight, will I be able to immediately speak with a doctor?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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If I have to go to a physical location for a specialist, how do I know if there are any in my area that work with Sherpaa?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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Does Sherpaa communicate with my own primary care doctor?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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Do I have to download Sherpaa’s app? Can I just use email?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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How long do cases last?

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Where does Sherpaa operate?

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Does Sherpaa treat children?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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How does Sherpaa protect my privacy?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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I have a very rare disease. Can Sherpaa help me?

Written by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH
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When will Sherpaa doctors respond to me?

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