When you or a loved one is ill, it can be hard to leave home or work and spend time at an urgent care clinic or doctor’s office. Telehealth is often the perfect solution to this problem.
Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, is a relatively new concept that allows patients to receive the comprehensive, high-quality medical care they need without having to be in the same room as their primary care provider. This service is gaining more popularity among patients and healthcare providers throughout the country.
Instead of visiting your healthcare provider in person, you can consult via a phone call, video chat, email, or text message, which is especially helpful if:
- You reside in a remote area
- You have limited free time because of your schedule
- You do not have consistent transportation options
- You require medical care while away from home (i.e., on vacation, on a business trip, etc.)
Using HIPAA-compliant technology that keeps your sensitive medical information safe, your healthcare provider can provide a telehealth visit which allows you to confer with your primary care provider and receive assessments and prescriptions. All of this can be done from the comfort and convenience of your home, office, car, or wherever you have cellular or internet service.
How Does Telemedicine Work?
As long as your doctor offers telehealth services, all you need to make the most of this option is reliable internet service or phone service via smartphone, computer, laptop, or tablet. Your provider’s staff will explain how their telehealth visits work because different providers use different systems and procedures. Rest assured, the provider can adjust to your needs and preferences insofar as technology.
What Are the Benefits of Telehealth Primary Care?
These services offer multiple benefits for patients and healthcare providers alike, including:
- Quick, convenient healthcare visits
- Medical assistance was provided without having to leave the home
- Appointments may take place anywhere you have service
- No long wait times in waiting rooms
- Full consultation, evaluation, and prescription services
- Affordable, accessible appointments
Thanks to today’s mobile phone and internet capabilities, doctors can share X-rays, interpret MRIs, and deliver a second opinion about a health issue without having to leave the office. Meanwhile, patients no longer have an excuse to neglect to receive healthcare, because it is easily accessible in this manner.
How Can I Get Telehealth Primary Care?
Dr. Chuck Dugan at Dugan Family Medicine provides comprehensive, individualized telehealth primary care at your fingertips. We believe your comfort and convenience should come first, which is why we offer telehealth primary care services to patients in Florida, Arizona, and Kansas, with more states to come soon!
Common reasons why patients use our telehealth services include seeking treatment for a cold, flu, pain, minor injury, infection, or chronic condition, or to receive routine prescription refills. If you or a loved one is feeling ill but you don’t want to have to go to a doctor’s office, telemedicine services may be right for you.
To find out more about how our telehealth services at Dugan Family Medicine can benefit you, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (407) 784-3290, or use our convenient appointment request form online now. We look forward to discussing with you how telehealth can work best for you!