5 Benefits of Telemedicine

5 Benefits of Telemedicine

When your child is sick, sometimes you simply want the quickest, most convenient solution that doesn’t involve going to urgent care or the hospital. Just a call with your doctor is all you need.

At Northeast Pediatric Associates PA, we offer telemedicine, which is a virtual care option to get your child the medical attention and care they need quickly with easy access. Though we have office locations in San Antonio, North Central San Antonio, Schertz, and Castroville, Texas, you can schedule a telemedicine visit with anyone from our team — no matter our office location. We’re prepared to help set up the call and provide the service you need.

The advantages to having the option of using telemedicine are numerous. Here are five.

1. Convenience

Planning a trip to the doctor’s office can cut into your schedule, cost you time that you don’t have, and even delay getting your child the immediate care they might need. When you have a telehealth appointment, you don’t have long wait times to talk to one of our medical professionals. Instead, we can evaluate your child, discuss symptoms, and make an accurate diagnosis while you and your child remain in the comfort of your own home.

2. Quality care

Our telemedicine visits offer the same high level of quality medical care that we provide for your child when you bring them into our office. We simply examine your child and gather information remotely rather than in person. Next, we can provide a diagnosis and prescribe treatment.

3. Ease of access 

A telemedicine visit can occur from any location. For example, if you’re on a trip with your family and your child gets sick, you can schedule a telemedicine visit with one of our practitioners from wherever you are — whether you’re in a hotel room or at a relative’s house. 

4. Limited exposure to others

Not only do you not want to expose your child to others in a waiting room, but you don’t want your child to be around other sick children either. Contagious sickness could make your child even more unwell. So, having a private telemedicine appointment can benefit your child and others by meeting with them remotely in an isolated environment.

5. Less money spent

You’ve heard the saying, “Time is money.” When you make a telemedicine appointment, you don’t have to spend gas money to get to the doctor, and you don’t have to take time away from the office if you work. Telemedicine appointments also typically cost less than in-person visits. 

Please note that if your child’s examination requires further testing, we may need to set up an in-person appointment. However, in most cases, we can prescribe medication or at-home remedies to help your child get well.

To learn how telemedicine works or to make a telemedicine appointment, give us a call or send us a message today. 

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