TytoCare Handheld Exam Kit Connects Parents with Doctors in Real Time

Every family should have this easy, accurate, in-home diagnostic device at home

By Kristen Wright Matthews, Macaroni Kid College Park * East Point * Morrow November 14, 2020

Since I became a parent thirteen years ago, I cannot count the number of times I've taken one of my children into the doctor's office for a well-child check-up or a sick visit for them to leave the office either sick or worse off than before. Especially in uncertain times as we are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing that I want to do is go into the doctor's office to get exposed to unwanted germs and bacteria. Before owning a TytoCare handheld medical exam kit, I didn't have a choice, but now I do.

Telehealth appointments are great when you need to see a doctor and can't, but we all know that a doctor's ability to diagnose over the phone is somewhat limited. A few months ago, I had to schedule telehealth appointments for both kids, and I hung up the phone just as perplexed about their symptoms as I was before the call. 

TytoCare bridges the gap between traditional telehealth appointments and in-person visits, allowing you to connect with a provider in real-time and get the best virtual home examination and diagnosis solutions, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no matter where you are. You can conduct comprehensive physical exams of the heart, lungs, skin, ears, throat, abdomen, and body temperature with TytoCare. Most diagnostic tests require clinical skills to administer, but the TytoCare device doesn't. Anyone can use it, even you. See How It Works!

This device was created with families in mind, as it brings the convenience and accessibility of the on-demand era to healthcare without sacrificing the quality of care. It's no surprise that the product received the PTPA (Parent Tested Parent Approved) Seal of Approval because parents don't have time to guess. When our family needs care, we want immediate, safe, convenient, honest, and quality care for ourselves and our loved ones. With TytoCare, we can have peace of mind and save time while getting the answers we need to ensure our families' wellbeing.    

TytoCare is the first commercially available audiovisual in-home diagnostic kit that allows a patient to examine independently without a provider. The TytoCare device is a tiny, square device, about 3 inches on each side, making it easy to grip when conducting your exam—the device charges using a 5-volt 2A port.

On the back of the device, there is a proprietary ring connector that attaches to a series of provided adapters, which include a plastic otoscope (tiny plastic ear trumpet) for examining ears; a stethoscope for listening to your lungs and heartbeat, and a tongue depressor to look at your throat. It also comes with a replacement otoscope and adapter heads. It has lights on the back to ensure a thorough and well-lit examination. The device is easy to use and can be cleaned easily before each use by wiping it off with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol.

I love how easy it is to use. You simply download the TytoCare app, which is available on Android or IOS, pair it with the device, and you're all set. Once connected, TytoCare Academy will guide you through each feature of the exam or connect you with a live clinician. You'll receive your diagnosis, treatment and/or prescription via TytoCare. You can even use the app and device to follow up with your doctor post-diagnosis.

After my recent experience, I am happy that during this cold and flu season and the COVID-19 pandemic, I don't have to worry about rearranging my schedule to go to the doctor anymore, which, as we know, is not convenient by any stretch of the imagination.  

The kit includes:

  • TytoCare Device with Exam Camera and Thermometer
  • Otoscope adaptor for examining the ears
  • Stethoscope adaptor for heart and lungs sounds
  • Tongue depressor adaptor for the throat
  • Reusable tongue depressor
  • A guide on how to use the TytoCare App for conducting guided exams with your doctor.

It's small, portable, easy to use, and, most importantly, accurate. TytoCare uses a HIPAA-secure platform that only the patient and healthcare provider can access, so patients can be certain information is safe and secure. TytoCare can potentially eliminate the need for in-person visits and allows care providers to monitor patients remotely. 

TytoCare is my new best friend!   

The TytoCare device is available at 300 Best Buy stores or you can purchase one directly from their websiteYou can also use your Flexible Spending Account (Medical exams and virtual visits with your doctor are often covered by your insurance, so you can check with your provider or insurance company to determine if telehealth visits are covered by your plan.. For more information about the TytoCare, please visit

I was provided with a device and compensation for the purpose of this review but all opinions are 100% my own. 

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