Telehealth uses modern technologies like smartphones, tablets, or computers to meet with your doctor (or another medical professional) over the internet.
Telehealth was invented more than 40 years ago, but it’s exploded in popularity over the last few years, in part, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Telehealth provides various advantages. For one, it makes it easy to meet with your primary care physician or a specialist. Instead of having to drive to the clinic and wait in traffic, you can log in from the comfort of home.
If you’re immunocompromised or living with a chronic condition, telehealth keeps you from having to sit in a waiting room, risking potential exposure. If you’re a stay-at-home parent, telehealth makes it easy to receive medical care without having to find (or hire) a babysitter.
No two telehealth appointments are exactly alike. All Health Medical Group tailors your visit based on your age, medical history, and the reason for your appointment.
First, your provider asks about your symptoms, including when they started and their severity. Next, they conduct a remote exam. During this portion of the appointment, your provider might ask you to point the camera on your smartphone or tablet at a specific part of your body. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to bring them up during this time.
If your provider is unable to make a diagnosis based on a remote consultation, they might schedule a follow-up at the office to conduct laboratory tests or other screening procedures.
All Health Medical Group uses telehealth to offer various services, including:
If necessary, you can even use a telehealth appointment to request a referral to a specialist.
Yes. Most health insurance providers cover at least some telehealth services. If you have any questions about your policy, contact your insurance company before scheduling an appointment at All Health Medical Group.
To learn more about the benefits of telehealth, make an appointment at All Health Medical Group by booking online or calling the office today.