(Also referred to as Telehealth, Teletherapy or Telepsychiatry) Telemedicine is a form of video conferencing allowing physicians and therapists to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients remotely using telecommunication technology, for example at the patient’s home or workplace. In plain language this means you can have a doctor’s appointment through a video chat on your smartphone. This is all runs through our trusted provider Doxy.me. It also provides the opportunity for consultation with family members, teachers and other providers involved in the patient’s care. Surveyed patients participating in telemedicine say they are very satisfied with the care they are receiving and that they feel telemedicine is a reliable form of practice. In addition, they find that they are able to keep their appointments on a more regular basis.
Telemedicine provides the patient with benefits that may lead to better care. We understand it can be difficult to take time off from your busy schedule to come to our office. This form of treatment can eliminate your commute time and lead to less stress, especially when you are scheduled to see your physician often. For patients who are usually seen in the office but are sick or traveling, this form of treatment allows you to still keep your appointment without interrupting your care.