When Telemedicine Is The Best Option for You

Feb 24, 2023
When Telemedicine Is The Best Option for You
Telemedicine has transformed the landscape of medicine, making it easier than ever to access urgent medical care. Explore reasons why telehealth might be the best choice for your next visit.

Ever since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, countless clinics around the world have adopted convenient telemedicine services. With telemedicine, you don’t have to travel to a medical office, spend time in a waiting room, or venture out into a potentially infectious world. Instead, you can use the electronic devices you use daily, like phones or tablets, to log into a virtual visit. 

Virtually Urgent Healthcare is based in Dacula, Georgia, but you don’t have to be local to access our comprehensive telemedicine services. Rolandine Vaughan, PA-C, MPAS, makes it as easy as possible for you to access urgent care or sick visits rapidly and without the hangups of an in-person appointment. 

While office visits are often necessary when it comes to medical care, like if you need lab tests or procedures, telehealth can save the day in a number of circumstances. Here’s why telemedicine can be beneficial: 

Transportation isn’t always a guarantee

Not everyone lives within walking distance of an urgent care practice that can see them right away. If you don’t have a reliable car, fare for a bus or cab, or the mobility required to walk somewhere, getting the medical care you need becomes a challenge. 

Telemedicine eliminates these challenges by allowing you to access your appointment from anywhere. You don’t have to leave your couch let alone find a ride from a friend or neighbor. This also eliminates the risk of other issues that come with transporting yourself to a new location, such as parking tickets, fender benders, and unanticipated car troubles. 

You won’t catch or transmit an illness

If you have an infection such as COVID-19 or the flu, leaving your home and going to a medical clinic increases your risk of spreading it. Not only that, but immunocompromised people put themselves at risk of various infections by attending in-person doctor’s visits. 

Whether you’re currently feeling under the weather or are at an increased risk of infections because you’re chronically ill, elderly, or immunocompromised, telemedicine helps reduce health risks for you and the public around you. 

It fits better into your busy schedule

Due to your career, family obligations, caregiving responsibilities, and other life factors, you might find it difficult to make time for your health and wellness. The time it takes to visit your doctor compounds when you have to account for transportation and time in the waiting room. 

Telemedicine simplifies your ability to see your doctor, despite having low availability in your schedule to focus on your health. It’s much easier to get the medical care you need when you can make a video call from your office than when you must travel to a doctor’s office for in-person care. You still get an accurate assessment and can receive valuable input about your health. 

What issues can telehealth address?

Virtually Urgent Healthcare welcomes you to book a visit anytime for nonemergency issues. An initial telemedicine evaluation can prevent you from needing in-person care altogether or can speed up the process of getting in touch with the right specialist. 

Your virtual visits can address common non-life-threatening concerns such as:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Rashes
  • Fevers
  • Earaches
  • Sore throats
  • Minor sprains and strains
  • Diarrhea

Starting with a medical history, Rolandine evaluates your condition and can even perform a brief examination using high-definition video technology. You might even get a more accurate assessment by being in the comfort of your home environment instead of a sterile and unfamiliar medical office. 

If you or a loved one needs quick and efficient virtual health care, don’t hesitate to reach out over the phone or book an appointment online at Virtually Urgent Healthcare right away.