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Telemedicine services assure continued access to healthcare even during pandemic situations like the COVID-19 outbreak. They allow you to receive immediate healthcare assistance or follow-up care when needed. Telemedicine services are private, cost-effective, and convenient, making it possible to receive healthcare assistance from any location.
Read on to learn more about telemedicine services, their benefits, and how to make the most of them.
Telemedicine is an online health care service that allows you to connect with your healthcare provider through video visits. During the video consultation, your healthcare provider will ask a few questions about your medical history to understand your health and any current symptoms.
Once your video visit concludes, your provider will share your diagnosis report and provide a prescription if necessary. Also, they will arrange follow-up telemedicine visits or in-office visits if needed.
Besides making it possible to receive medical care assistance from your home, telemedicine offers substantial benefits:
To access telemedicine services, you just need to have a phone, computer, or tablet with a microphone, camera, and internet connection. You need to download an application on your mobile or computer to schedule a visit. Sometimes, you will receive a link on your email from your healthcare clinic, and it is enough to follow the link to schedule a telemedicine visit.
Follow these tips to be prepared and get the most of your virtual visit:
If your condition requires immediate healthcare assistance, contact us today to schedule a telemedicine appointment.
Dr. Umayr Azimi, a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, is the Medical Director of MI Express Care, an urgent care center in Canton, Michigan. He is a board-certified physician with advanced training in a wide range of non-life-threatening medical conditions. He believes that every visit is unique and treats every patient as an individual to ensure that all of his patients get the best treatment.