Telemedicine is a convenient and safe way to access medical care. It is a great way to bridge gaps in healthcare to ensure that you and your family can access medical care when you need it. While it may seem cutting edge, it is becoming one of the fastest growing medical trends in America today. According to a HIS Technology report, the number of telemedicine patients has increased by over 19,000% in the past five years. More and more people are using and loving telemedicine today!
But is telemedicine right for you? While it may not be the right option for a severe illness like a heart attack or stroke, it is an excellent option for people with chronic illnesses, minor illnesses, people who need follow up appointments and more.
Here are some of the ways a telemedicine visit can help you and your loved ones.
Telemedicine for Chronic Illnesses
Carl has type II diabetes. Between doctors' appointments, lab work, and travel back and forth he feels like all he does is go to the doctor! Since using telemedicine, however, he has more time to do the things he loves. Instead of driving to the doctor's office and then waiting for his appointment, all he has to do is log in, see his doctor on his computer and then go on with his day.
Telemedicine is a great way to make sure you stay on your course and treatment and ensure your medications are working for you. If you have the equipment to monitor your blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight at home you can easily give this information to the doctor. Booking your follow up appointments is a breeze, and there is no need to wait in a crowded waiting room taking up your valuable time.
Telemedicine for Colds and Flu
When you are sick, the last thing you want to do is get out of bed and go to the doctor's office. Also, you can keep those germs at home and avoid spreading your illness around a crowded waiting room!
Telemedicine is a great way to access medical help from the comfort of your home. You think it might be a cold, but are worried it might be something more? By using telemedicine, you can quickly and easily find out if your illness is serious, and get a prescription for medication if you need it.
After Hours Telemedicine Calls
Instead, she uses telemedicine, sees a doctor online and has a prescription faxed to her local pharmacy without leaving the house. Her son gets better quickly on his medication.
Illness does not only happen during the day or during the week. You can get sick at any time of the day. Telemedicine can get you access to medical care when you need it, at a time convenient to your schedule.
Telemedicine for Minor Illnesses
You know you need to see a doctor. Maybe it's a rash, a bladder infection, or your allergies are acting up. You call to make an appointment, but you can't get through. You have back-to-back meetings so you end up playing phone tag all day only to find out that they can't fit you in until tomorrow. There is a better way!
By using telemedicine, you can quickly make an appointment and see a doctor when it is convenient to you. Simple illnesses are easily managed online, and you can even get a prescription faxed to your pharmacy for you to pick up at your convenience!
Follow-Ups, Test Results, and Prescription Refills
Maybe your doctor is on vacation, or perhaps you are new in town. You are running out of medication and won't have enough to last you until you can see your doctor.
This situation is where telemedicine can help. After an online consultation, you can get a prescription faxed to your local pharmacy with enough medication to last you until you can see your doctor. Your telemedicine practitioner can also follow up with you about test results all from the comfort of your own home.
Telemedicine for Weight Loss and Smoking Cessation
Bad habits are hard to break. You always start out enthusiastic but quickly life gets in the way, and you go back to your bad habits. Telemedicine is a great way to keep you on track with online consultations to both motivate you and keep you accountable to your goals.
Say goodbye to fad diets and loose-weight-quick schemes. Telemedicine for weight loss uses actual science and well researched medical care to give you the tools you need for successful weight loss.
Do these situations sound like yours? Then you are the perfect candidate for a telemedicine appointment! Why wait around a crowded waiting room for hours when you can access the care you need right from the comfort of your home! Here at Extraordinary Family Health Care we are ready and waiting to help you and your family when you need us the most. Schedule an appointment online today!