Is it wise to visit my primary care doctor via telemedicine?

November 13, 2022 by Clelia Lima0

 First let’s talk about what telemedicine is.

Telehealth refers to a broader scope of remote health care services. Telemedicine is more specific to clinical visits at a distance using two-way communication.

Telemedicine is under the same requirements as office visits for compliance with state and federal laws using best practice guidelines to provide safe patient care.

Let’s discuss some advantages and disadvantages of telemedicine.

ADVANTAGES of telemedicine:

    • Can treat 90% of your acute or chronic health conditions.
    • Is an efficient and cost-effective way to treat your chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, asthma, depression, anxiety, and others. You can be monitored closely to discuss lab results, tests, diet, medications, lifestyle, and more.
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DISADVANTAGES of telemedicine:

Telemedicine is not for you if you:

    • Have an emergency situation and need immediate in-person care.
    • Don’t have access to a smart device with internet connection.
    • Can’t navigate the technology and you don’t have anyone to help you.
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You also need to keep in mind:

    • Telemedicine visits are vulnerable to privacy and security risks. Telemedicine platforms are required by law to be highly encrypted and in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards and regulations. But there is no 100% guarantee of safety from hackers or data breaches.
    • Possible technical difficulties during the visit, you may lose internet connection, your video or microphone may stop working.
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Is it wise to have my primary care doctor via telemedicine only?

The short answer is – It’s not for everyone, but many people can benefit from having a primary care doctor, your healthcare provider, via telemedicine only.

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At FeelWell Telehealth your annual wellness physical includes:

    • Taking your comprehensive medical and family history.
    • Reviewing your medications, including over the counter medications, vitamins, and supplements.
    • Ordering medication refills as needed.
    • Assessing your health and the progression of any degenerative health conditions.
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Have you missed your annual wellness physical for a few years due to lack of time?

We’re here for your annual wellness physical via telemedicine.

Besides your annual wellness physical, you may need follow-up visits for a chronic illness. Also, if you have an acute illness, we’re here for you. As you don’t waste time on travel and waiting forever in the doctor’s office, it’s more likely you will have your follow-ups as needed.

FeelWell Telehealth healthcare providers go the extra mile taking care of you and caring for you.

Our Direct Primary Care model offers FREE membership for your Concierge VIP treatment.

    • FREE meet and greet visit to find out if we’re a good fit for you.
    • FREE text messages or quick calls between visits.
    • You have access to your healthcare provider cell number.
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You may find that you prefer having us as your primary care doctor via telemedicine.

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