Practical and Helpful Tips: Wellness

By , June 3, 2018 6:15 am

Advantages of Telehealth for Patients

If you like the idea of videoconferencing with your doctor instead of consulting in person, guess what: many do. In a study, over 75% of survey participants said they would be happy to have this option, which is actually one of the most appreciated features of telehealth.

In general, telehealth has plenty of advantages, but below are the most important:

You save cash and time.

Seeing your doctor on your mobile phone or laptop means you don’t have spend money on gas and parking, or public transportation. Aside from that, you save precious time.

You need not skip work.

Video visits obviously remove the need to skip work because you can have one while you’re there. All you have to do is schedule your virtual consult before or after work, or while you take your break.Just find a spot where you get enough privacy and that’s it.

It solves child or elder care issues.

Many of us have children or elder family members to take care of. Getting alternative care so you can consult with your doctor is costly and most probably difficult. On the other hand, you don’t want them to come with you because that would be impractical or stressful. With telehealth, you can see your doctor without worrying about family responsibilities.

Telehealth is becoming more popular.

If you do a bit of research, you will find that more and more doctors are offering telehealth these days, which means it will be easier to find one for yourself. There are also online-only, on-demand options, although they can’t treat all kinds of conditions. However, they can tackle a whole array of medical issues, and some insurance firms do provide coverage for this type of care.

You can access specialists.

There are times when you have to drive miles just to visit a specialist. Telehealth allows you and your family doctor to leverage the expertise of specialists who may be out of town.

You probably won’t get a new illness.

Your doctor’s office is probably filled with sick people. You can try to avoid catching anything, but the possibility is always there. By staying home, you can keep your risk of exposure at bay and prevent others from catching something from you.

Also, with a digital consult, the time you usually spend looking at old magazines in your doctor’s office is completely eliminated.

Your overall health is improved.

Being able to consult with your doctor as frequently as you have to and as conveniently at that, you can better manage your medication, lifestyle and all other things that have a bearing on your health.

Considering all these advantages of telehealth, it’s only logical that an increasing number of patients and providers alike have made the switch.

What Has Changed Recently With Telemedicine?

Smart Ideas: Wellness Revisited

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Panorama Theme by Themocracy