Get Medical Care Without Leaving Home
It can be difficult to find time to visit the doctor, and the worldwide pandemic has only complicated things further. Even if you do have the time to visit the doctor, you may feel uncomfortable being in public spaces. Telehealth appointments help solve this issue by allowing you to get the care and attention you need from a doctor right from the comfort of your own home. SHSU Physicians is proud to offer telehealth services to our patients in Conroe, TX, and Montgomery County, providing pediatric and general adult care. Please reach out to us today to see if a telemedicine visit is right for your healthcare needs.
Combining Technology and Healthcare
Telehealth is a broad term used to describe the use of digital communication technologies, like a computer, cell phone, or tablet, to access health care services remotely. This gives patients the freedom to manage their healthcare from a remote location without needing to visit a doctor’s office directly.
The Goals of Telehealth
Telehealth is an incredibly useful tool when it comes to making healthcare easier for everyone. By offering telehealth services, we help you take better control of your health, giving you more options and freedom in how you choose to seek care from a doctor. Telehealth is particularly appropriate in today’s world of social distancing and allows everyone to stay safe.
Some of the primary goals our telehealth services hope to achieve include:
- Making health care more accessible to everyone, especially those patients in rural or isolated communities
- Making healthcare more convenient for those who have busy schedules, limited mobility, or few transportation options
- Providing additional support and resources to aid in self-management of healthcare
- Improving communication between healthcare teams and the patient
Conditions That Can Be Treated Through Telehealth Services
Here are some common conditions that can be treated via telehealth services:
- Minor illnesses, such as the flu or colds
- Skin rashes
- Insect bites
- Achy, painful joints
- Pink eye
- Bladder infections
The Benefits & Limitations of Telehealth
Telehealth clinical services are an excellent option for many health concerns. It allows doctors to check in with their patients and answer any health-related questions. Some minor illnesses can even be diagnosed, and prescriptions to treat them can be prescribed through a telehealth appointment. However, telehealth has limitations and is not an option for conditions that require hands-on treatment. In-person visits are necessary on occasion. Give us a call or keep reading to learn more about the conditions we can treat through telehealth.
Virtual Appointments & Web-Based Visits
One of the primary tools of telehealth is virtual appointments or web-based visits using videoconferencing technology. A virtual appointment can happen right in the comfort of your home. All you need is a phone or computer that supports video chat. It’s almost identical to having a face-to-face meeting with your doctor, only you don’t have to go to an office.
Telehealth Treatment Options
During the virtual meeting, you’ll have a chance to tell your doctor about any new symptoms or concerns you have, as well as ask any questions. Depending on your health needs, your doctor might:
- Prescribe medications
- Suggest exercises and/or stretches
- Give you some home-care tips to help you relieve any problems
- Provide clinical psychology services to help with common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression
- Offer a second opinion about a diagnosis or treatment plan you received from a different doctor
Contact Us for a Virtual Appointment
If you are interested in scheduling a virtual appointment for you or your child, please reach out to the team at SHSU Physicians today. We can tell you whether telemedicine is appropriate for your medical needs. Once deemed appropriate, our team will review the process for telehealth clinical services and what technology or devices you’ll need to connect with a doctor. All the platforms we use during telehealth services are compliant with HIPAA to protect your privacy. Give us a call today, and we’ll find an appointment time that works for you.
Make Your Appointment Today
Utilize our simple online scheduling system to request your next appointment at SHSU Physicians.