Telemedicine offers a way to connect with your practitioner without coming into the office. It’s one of many services available from Daniel L. W. Hanley, MD, and the team at Ancuram Family Medicine in Bokeelia, Florida. If you’d like to learn more about all that telemedicine has to offer, book your visit online or by phone at your earliest convenience.
Telemedicine is an approach that combines health care with technology. While telemedicine received a great deal of attention during COVID-19, the practice is nothing new. People have been connecting remotely with their physicians ever since most American homes had a telephone installed.
Today, advancements in technology have vastly expanded the benefits of telemedicine. You can interact with your provider from anywhere in the world, helping you get the care you need when you need it.
Convenience is a primary benefit of telemedicine. The ability to connect with your provider from home, the office, or even while out of town means you don’t have to wait for an in-office visit for health guidance and support.
This is wonderful for people who travel, college students, and anyone who leads a busy life. But convenience is not the only benefit. People with compromised immune systems also find telemedicine to be a great resource.
Telemedicine visits don’t require you to get ready, travel across town, and wait in a buddy waiting area to be seen by your provider. You can remain in a safe environment where your interaction with others is carefully controlled. This reduces the risk of contracting an illness while you’re simply trying to take care of your own health needs.
Remote visits are also a great option for people with mobility problems or who are fearful of leaving home. Children and adults with special needs are another group well-served by telemedicine.
Before your appointment, take a few moments to prepare for your visit. It can help you make the most of your remote connection with your provider. Begin by thinking about where you want to set up. Telemedicine visits are possible on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or even a phone.
Be sure you’re near a reliable power source. If you share your space with others, try to find an area with low traffic where you can hear and be heard.
Lighting is also important. Your provider needs to see you clearly in order to properly assess your condition. Use your device’s camera tool to check the lighting before you connect, and consider moving a lamp nearby if needed.
If you’re curious about telemedicine, call today to schedule a visit. You can also use the online booking tool.