During the current COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are urged to stay at home to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. This is why many primary care providers are offering telemedicine services to see patients remotely. Here’s more information about how remote care works. PATEINTS FIRST now offers telemedicine Go to website to schedule and appointment or feel free to just call. Ask for telemedicine visit. During this crisis we are offering many visits that we would not be able to do on telemedicine.
How Does Telemedicine Work?
Telemedicine allows practitioners to provide primary care remotely through electronic communications. Instead of making an office visit, you can be evaluated, diagnosed, and even treated over secure video and audio chats.
Because of advancements in telecommuting technology, telemedicine software has become simple to use in recent decades. Even patients who don’t consider themselves tech-savvy can connect with their providers seamlessly using desktops, tablets, and smartphones.
Who Can Benefit From Telemedicine?
There are two main forms of telemedicine, each with unique benefits.
With interactive medicine, or “live telemedicine,” patients can talk to their physicians in real time. During such a session, you can discuss health concerns and symptoms to receive a diagnosis. The provider may request additional diagnostic testing at a facility, or provide a prescription online. Not only does live telemedicine save you time, but it also keeps you safe from potential virus exposure outside your home.
Remote monitoring is another form of telemedicine. By having patients use portable medical devices that collect relevant data, like blood pressure and glucose levels, practitioners monitor their patients for abnormalities. This service is particularly beneficial for patients with chronic diseases, including diabetes, because it ensures prompt intervention as needed.
During the crisis we are allowed to schedule even more types of visits on telemedicine.
The primary care providers at Patients First Medical Clinic in Anchorage, AK, are happy to offer remote services to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Backed by more than 150 years of combined experience, their friendly team is equipped to treat the whole family. A full-service practice, the clinic provides both urgent and primary care. Learn more about their practice online or call (907) 333-7425 to schedule a telemedicine appointment.