Telemedicine: Innovation Meets Practicality
Telemedicine is not only an innovative solution to make healthcare accessible, it’s more practical than traditional healthcare. Telemedicine provides a way for patients, often who are sick with contagious illnesses, to receive quality medical care from the comfort of their homes. A physician is able to treat a patient from a completely separate location, while utilizing technology to provide a consultation. Most telehealth will use video conferencing in order to give physicians insight into the specific issues affecting their patient.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year, the ability to access telemedicine has become more vital than ever before. In a time where social distancing, especially when involving contagious patients, is encouraged, private healthcare in your home helps to eliminate many risk factors. Telehealth provides a clear path for individuals to see their physician without risking exposure to COVID-19, a highly contagious and potentially dangerous virus. At RoweDocs, we are dedicated to helping our patients safely access top-quality health care with as few risks as possible. Whether you are new to telemedicine, or have met virtually with a physician before, we can help get you set with a doctor that fits your specific needs. Contact is today to learn more about our telehealth services.
Telemedicine is also beneficial for patients who can’t easily get to a doctor’s office, due to location, transportation, obligations, or lack of time. No longer is telehealth just a solution for patients who live in rural towns far from major medical facilities. Telehealth is rapidly growing in popularity due to its extensive benefits. Listed below are some of the main reasons more and more individuals are switching over to telehealth:
Lower Overhead Equals Lower Cost: Telehealth is an affordable solution because physicians are able to keep their overhead costs as low as possible. Instead of having to pay to rent an office, hire a secretary, and pay utilities, a physician will be able to provide quality medical care from anywhere they are. When a physician does not have to pay all of these additional costs, they are able to charge their patients less.
Easy Appointments: No one likes going to the doctor’s office. Not only do you have to break away from your normal routine to travel to their office, you also have to miss work, miss school, and deal with extra miles on your vehicle. Telehealth makes it simple for patients to see their doctors from anywhere they are from their computer or smartphone.
Better Disease Management: When it comes to treating chronic disease, individuals often will require multiple visits with their physician a year. Patients are more likely to keep their appointments when it’s convenient to their schedule. This means they are more likely to properly manage their chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
What conditions can be treated through telehealth services?
- Asthma, respiratory and sinus infections.
- Colds and flu
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Insect bites
- Pink eye
- Skin rashes, infections or inflammation
- Sore throats
- Sprained or strained bones
- Bladder infections and UTIs
- Sports injuries
- Other physical injuries
- Vomiting, heartburn, and nausea
- Joint aches and pain
- Small wounds and cuts
There are a wide range of reasons why telemedicine is the way of the future. This growing form of medical treatment provides more positive changes than not, however, telemedicine does not fit for every scenario. There are times when an individual may still prefer to go to your doctor’s physical office. Not all exams may be performed digitally, though the gap is bridging every day for what telemedicine can treat.
Are Telemedicine Appointments Covered By My Insurance Plan?
Not all insurance plans will include coverage for telemedicine services. It is important to speak with your insurance provider ahead of time to ensure you understand the coverage that is offered to you when meeting with a physician virtually. At RoweDocs we work with all types of patients, including those who are uninsured and insured, in order to bring them the best solutions for all of their medical needs. If you are unsure if your insurance will be accepted give us a call. At the first sign of a health concern, schedule an appointment with RoweDocs online. Our team of medical professionals is here to make it easy for you to get the treatment you deserve without the hassle. Schedule your appointment today.
Telehealth You Can Trust
RoweDocs is one of the largest and most diverse women-owned multi-specialty telemedicine networks. We connect patients with doctors they can trust, who relate to their unique needs with same-day, no-wait telemedicine appointments for the comfort and convenience of our patients. Get quality healthcare from your phone, tablet, or computer with RoweDocs. Our team of physicians is dedicated to promoting wellness for all of our patients on their own terms. Schedule an appointment with one of our physicians today!