Telehealth and Its Advantages to Patients
If you’re drawn to the idea of consulting with your doctor through teleconferencing instead of in person, you’re not alone. In a study, over 75% of survey participants said they would be happy to have this option, which is actually one of the most appreciated features of telehealth.
In general, telehealth has plenty of advantages, but below are the most important:
You save money and time.
Seeing your doctor on your mobile phone or laptop means you don’t have spend money on gas and parking, or public transportation. Moreover, you save time.
No time off from work.
Video visits obviously remove the need to skip work because you can have one while you’re there. Simply schedule your virtual consult before or after work, or on one of your breaks.Find a spot where you can have sufficient privacy and get calling.
It eliminates issues with child or elder care.
Many people have to take to take care of children or senior family members. Getting alternative care so you can see your doctor doesn’t come easy and can actually be expensive. On the other hand, you don’t want them to come with you because that would be impractical or stressful. Telehealth lets you see your doctor while performing your duties to your family.
Telehalth is increasingly popular.
With a little research, you will easily see that many doctors are now offering telehealth. There are also online-only, on-demand options, although they can’t treat all kinds of conditions. But they can address an wide range of medical issues, and some insurance companies do cover this type of care.
Telehealth offers access o specialists.
There are times when you have to drive miles just to visit a specialist. Telehealth lets you and your primary care doctor leverage the expertise of specialists who might not be close by.
You’re less likely to catch a new illness.
Your doctor’s office is probably a place full of sick people. You can try to avoid catching anything, but the possibility is always there. By staying home, you can keep your risk of exposure at bay and prevent others from catching something from you.
Also, when you go for a digital consult, you completely eliminate time that you would usually spend going over old newspapers or magazines at your doctor’s office.
You improve your overall health.
Being able to consult with your doctor as frequently as you have to and as conveniently at that, you can better manage your medication, lifestyle and all other things that have a bearing on your health.
With these advantages offered by telehealth, it’s not surprising that more and more providers and patients alike are using the system.