The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of individuals and communities across the world. The medical community has been significantly impacted, altering the way patients and providers approach healthcare. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.
Thankfully, telehealth is here to bridge the gap between quality healthcare and the need to stay at home.
How Telehealth works
Telehealth — or telemedicine — is a healthcare solution that allows you to meet with your doctor virtually instead of going to the office. Telehealth is a 100% HIPAA-compliant system that uses a two-way, high definition video, so we can talk face-to-face just as we would during an in-person appointment.
With Telehealth, you can also:
- Submit your medication list, allergies, ID cards, and medical history in advance
- Chat or share photos describing your symptoms
- Have prescriptions electronically sent to your pharmacy
- Securely pay online for your virtual visit
The benefits of telemedicine
Whether you live close to your doctor or in a rural area, you probably know firsthand that even a routine visit involves wait times of 18 minutes or longer — and that doesn’t even include the time you spend getting there. Telehealth technology eliminates that.
By connecting to your doctor in a virtual setting, you can expect to:
- Miss less time at work
- Have fewer disruptions with any child or elder care responsibilities
- Eliminate the time or travel expenses associated with your office visit
- Receive quality health care faster
- Reduce subjecting yourself and others to a contagious illness
At the same time, you also reduce your risk of exposure to contagious illnesses, like the common cold, flu, and COVID-19.
Telemedicine is also available to patients of all ages, including children, older adults, and those in vulnerable health. That makes it an ideal healthcare solution for everyone, especially when someone can no longer leave their home safely but still requires medical attention.
What to expect during a Telehealth appointment
Telemedicine technology has never been easier to use, simply:
- Visit our website www.painspecialtygroup.com
- Request an appointment through our Telehealth portal
- Fill out the new patient registration forms
- Request a zoom or over-the-phone format
You can also upload photos, if needed, to help us diagnose your symptoms.
For more information on telemedicine or to schedule your virtual visit, contact us by calling or requesting your Telehealth appointment online today.