When you’re sick, the thought of sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room or at an urgent care clinic is not appealing. Most men and women would much rather be in the comfort of their own homes. Regardless of your location, a Validus physician can treat your condition via telemedicine. Telemedicine allows you to connect with your healthcare provider via two-way video, internet, email, and your smartphone. To learn more about the telemedicine services Validus Health and Wellness Center offers, call the office or schedule an appointment online.
Telemedicine, which originated more than 100 years ago, was first used between on-shore physicians and sailors at sea, who didn’t always have a doctor onboard ship. After that, it was used to reach families in rural or remote areas of the country where medical care was not easily accessible.
Today, telemedicine has evolved into the exchange of information between a health care provider and a patient via modern technology like smartphones, internet, and two-way video conferencing. Validus Health and Wellness Center offers the convenience of modern telemedicine to men and women regardless of your location who require health care services without having to physically be present in the office.
In many cases, and for a variety of reasons, it’s not convenient to travel to a doctor’s office when you need non-emergency medical attention. Individuals who live in rural areas of the country or have trouble getting to a medical clinic can benefit from telemedicine services. Telemedicine makes it possible for you or a family member to speak directly with a medical expert to get the care you need, when you need it.
With telemedicine, a virtual visit with one of the highly-trained professionals at Validus Health and Wellness Center allows you to speak with a doctor or nurse, send images to the office, and receive the provider’s diagnosis or recommendation for any necessary follow-up in the way of in-person visits.
Telemedicine is also used to monitor patients after surgeries or hospital stays. This technology allows adults to continue recovery at home while still being able to have close contact with doctors and nurses. Patients often feel better recovering at home in their own environment, with the support of family and friends, rather than undergoing an extended hospital stay.
You can benefit from telemedicine in several ways, some of which include:
If you’d like to speak with one of the highly-skilled medical professionals at Validus Health and Wellness Center, call or go online to schedule an appointment today.