Telemedicine Specialist

Northeast Pediatric Associates PA

A Private Pediatric Practice located in Northeast San Antonio, TX, Northcentral San Antonio, TX, Schertz, TX & Castroville, TX

Telemedicine is a cutting-edge answer to convenient health care access. The Northeast Pediatric Associates PA team has offices in Castroville, Schertz, and San Antonio, Texas, that offer safe, secure telemedicine for various health issues. To find out more about the benefits of telemedicine, call the office nearest you today or book an appointment online.

Telemedicine Q & A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is a convenient way of accessing high-quality medical care. The idea is that you speak to your provider remotely rather than visiting the office in person. This offers several advantages.

First, you don’t have to get time off work or disrupt your busy life to take your child to the doctor. You can access telemedicine services from wherever it’s convenient, which would be at home for most children.

Furthermore, you don’t have the hassle of arranging transportation or struggling with a sick child. Using telemedicine also reduces your child’s exposure to infections on the journey and while in the waiting room.

Telemedicine is therefore highly convenient and saves time and money. Several providers at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA offer telemedicine services to patients via a secure video link.

What conditions are suitable for telemedicine?

Telemedicine services are useful for routine reviews of chronic health problems. They’re also a good choice for many urgent health care needs, including:

  • Colds and flu
  • Skin conditions
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Joint pain
  • Dental pain
  • Allergies
  • Bronchitis
  • Acid reflux (heartburn)
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Menstruation problems

Telemedicine can be particularly helpful for mental health and emotional problems like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Because young people are so tech-savvy, they might find it easier to discuss these kinds of health issues using a screen rather than in person.

How does telemedicine work?

Telemedicine uses technology that meets the standards set down in the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The connection is usually made by answering a video call at the appointment time. The advanced telemedicine software ensures the connection is secure and no one can see or hear what you’re saying.

A telemedicine appointment is just like a regular consultation in most ways, except your child’s doctor won’t be able to do a complete physical exam. If they feel your child needs blood tests or a scan or would benefit from an in-person visit, you can arrange one there and then.

Call Northeast Pediatric Associates PA today or book a telemedicine appointment online to learn more about telemedicine’s benefits and when to use it.