What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine provides patients a practical and comfortable way to receive remote consultations, treatments, and diagnoses from doctors or healthcare providers.
This new way of online communication helps doctors treat patients without having to physically visit them within a clinic setting and patients get treatment without leaving the comfort of their workplace or home.
Telemedicine is convenient for urgent care providers for the treatment of certain conditions, like cold, flu, nausea, and vomiting.
How Does Telemedicine Work?
Telemedicine is a way to contact your healthcare expert through video conferencing, so you can easily consult the doctor to discuss your health issues and get a prescription.
The goal is to enable a patient to meet the doctor online, without the need for face-to-face meetings. Telemedicine has begun to transform public health, urgent care, and healthcare administration.
How is Telemedicine Beneficial For The Patients?
1. Patient Convenience
Telemedicine via mobile phones is the most convenient and fastest-growing mode of meeting with healthcare providers, as consulting a doctor from a home/office provides privacy for a patient and eliminates the need to travel.
Unlike traditional clinic appointments, telemedicine also doesn’t require the patient to take time off from work as they can access their doctor anywhere.
2. Multiple visits are less challenging
For patients who need to visit the doctors frequently due to their medical conditions (or who live in remote areas), it is easier to get the diagnosis or treatment plan over the phone.
Telemedicine improves this cumbersome process by providing access to healthcare facilities and treatment in just a few clicks on a mobile device or desktop computer.
3. Reduces Risk of Transmission
Telemedicine also acts as a preventive care system by preventing patients from getting contagious infections or transmittable diseases.
This is especially important for patients who have low, weakened, or compromised immune systems.
4. Offers Interactive Communication
Telemedicine facilitates instant communication between the patient and an urgent care provider. The video chat functionality enables real-time interactions that allow doctors to remotely provide medical advice, diagnoses, and prescriptions to their patients.
What Conditions Can Be Covered By Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is convenient for a wide variety of medical services.
Our dedicated medical professionals at Prime Urgent Care will ask you a series of questions to diagnose your symptoms and prescribe a treatment plan.
Below is a list of general conditions our healthcare providers may treat via telemedicine:
Telemedicine is ideal for fevers, colds, coughs, or flu. Why? Because these health conditions are usually infectious and can spread easily, so it is essential to keep those infected away from the public so they don’t spread it to others they encounter.
It can be difficult to travel when you have sinus congestion or infection as this can lead to more severe symptoms based on altitude. Telemedicine, however, can provide a quick prescription before you start your trip.
Depending on the cause of infection, treatment can vary, although the pink eye is relatively easy to diagnose and provide a treatment plan for via telemedicine.
Mild Symptoms of Vomiting/Diarrhea
The most common cause of vomiting/diarrhea is a virus that impacts the gut. Your Teledoc will ask you a series of questions to determine your symptoms and then provide the best treatment plan.
Rash and Allergies
Diagnosing dermatology issues like allergies, rashes, eczema, and skin blemishes using telemedicine is relatively easy since these conditions are usually highly visual.
UTI is one of the most common conditions that Prime Urgent Care diagnoses and treats. Telemedicine has made UTI treatment quick and straightforward.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please visit our website at www.primeuc.com and click the “Telemedicine Visit” option under the “Urgent Care Services” section at the top of our homepage.
Although telemedicine visits reduce the need and frequency of physical meetings, it doesn’t mean that a patient will not need to visit us at our clinic in Pearland, Texas. In cases of severe ailments or certain conditions, our healthcare team might advise you to come visit us at our clinic.
If you have questions or concerns, please Call or Text Us Today at (713) 340-3111