Advancements in technology have vastly improved the ways patients and practitioners connect. At Advance Practice Care LLC, in Delray Beach, Florida, Sabrina Elien, NP, offers telemedicine as an option for people who prefer to communicate with their provider from the comfort of home. Call today to schedule a visit, or try the online booking tool.
Telemedicine is the process of using technology to connect health providers with patients. While COVID-19 has certainly highlighted this method of providing care, the approach is nothing new.
Ever since most American households had telephones installed, people have been using technology to connect with their health practitioners. Now that many people have access to high-quality video technology through various devices, telemedicine is even more beneficial to patients and practitioners.
Telemedicine visits are a great way to connect with your practitioner for chronic disease management. You can also receive a diagnosis for certain health conditions or explore treatment options for various health concerns. Thanks to advanced health monitoring systems, you can even transmit information on your vital signs and health markers to your provider.
Convenience is a primary benefit of telemedicine. The ability to connect with your provider when needed, from a comfortable and convenient location, is a big part of why telemedicine is such a popular option.
Telemedicine is also a great choice for people who have a compromised immune system. Being able to meet with your practitioner from the comfort of home means you don’t have to be exposed to a variety of germs in a waiting room. Older adults or people with limited mobility also find telemedicine helpful.
Finally, it should be noted that you can perform telemedicine visits regardless of whether you’re on the other side of town or the other side of the globe. Having access to your trusted medical provider can significantly reduce your stress while traveling.
Taking a few moments to prepare for your visit can help you make the most of your telemedicine connection. Begin by considering the best place to set up your visit.
The microphones on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones tend to pick up a significant amount of background noise. A quiet location improves the chances of clear communication between you and your practitioner.
Lighting is also important. Your provider needs to be able to see you clearly to assess your condition and provide targeted feedback. You may need to open or close blinds, move a lamp, or adjust the settings on your device to achieve optimal lighting.
You might also take a few moments to write down a list of questions to ask during your visit. This ensures you make the most of your telemedicine appointment.
To schedule a telemedicine appointment, use the online scheduling page or call Advance Practice Care LLC, for appointment availability.