- Telemedicine, or telehealth, is simply defined as the “remote delivery of healthcare services”. It is a tool that makes healthcare more accessible, cost-effective, and that increases patient engagement. Since making its debut in the late 1950’s, advances in telemedicine has contributed to seniors having the choice to age in place and patients that reside in rural areas that previously had difficulties accessing a physician, can now reach them virtually. The Coronovirus Pandemic of 2020 has caused an increased demand for telemedicine services as social distancing continues to be the “norm” for our global economy.
- It provides a way for physicians and patients to share information in real time from one computer screen to another. Using telemedicine software, patients can see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment without having to wait for an appointment. Patients can consult a physician from the comfort of their home.
- Because of telemedicine, patients who previously had limited access to health care services can now see a physician without leaving their home.
- Seniors who would prefer to age in place can now do so with the use of medical streaming devices.
- The spread of disease is reduced as individuals with contagious diseases don’t have to expose it to others in crowded waiting rooms.
- Transportation: Patients can avoid spending gas money or wasting time in traffic with video consultations.
- No missing work: Today, individuals can schedule a consultation during a work break or even after work hours.
- Childcare/Eldercare Challenges: Those who struggle to find care options can use telemedicine solutions.
Getting started is easy. All you have to do is select your condition through our online intake and follow along with any instructions!
Patients must be in the State of Michigan to access Essential Telehealth offerings due to state law or regulations.
Yes. Our doctors do prescribe medications and most prescriptions can be called in to the pharmacy of your choice. For controlled substances, the prescription will be mailed to you next business day.
Not at this time. However, you can contact your insurance carrier to ask about filing a claim. Most insurance companies will provide reimbursement for telemedicine services.