Article provide by Francis Dunn, Miami, FL
As the world battles a pandemic and the new normal involves social distancing, virtual doctor appointments have become the popular choice. Although telemedicine may not work for all medical issues, there are a large number of healthcare options that virtual appointments can provide.
Virtual visits are key if you are experiencing mild symptoms of covid-19 as it is the best way to reduce the spread of the virus. Virtual appointments have also helped those with common disorders like fevers, skin conditions, chronic illnesses, sports injuries, and common infections like sore eyes.
Remote doctor appointments have gained popularity in the Mental health sector. As the pandemic has affected people’s stress and anxiety levels due to reduced social interactions, making regular counseling a necessity.
All virtual appointments start with a visual exam that will look for irregularities to understand your healthcare problem. In most cases, a prescription will be sent to you online with a follow-up exam if you are not feeling better. However, if your healthcare professional feels that a physical exam is needed, they will inform you to visit the hospital. But, in most cases, a virtual visit is sufficient to address most issues.
Patients who are managing chronic conditions like diabetes, blood pressure, and arthritis can also benefit from virtual visits, as they help with monitoring such conditions remotely. Doctors will recommend that you invest in a monitor to measure your heart rate, blood pressure, and weight and you can upload this information daily to your online personal medical file.
Booking your virtual visit is as easy as downloading a reputed health care app and scheduling an appointment with your preferred doctor. All apps will require that you fill out a pre-visit questionnaire to help your doctor understand your health history.
Francis Dunn is from Miami Florida. He works as a data engineer and clinical analyst in the biotech industry. For the past 25 years he has focused on improving the world of healthcare using disruptive technologies. At DMDconnects, Francis Dunn discovered new ways to create revenue streams while managing enterprise clients. He was able to triple the size of client service teams while keeping the sales force motivated to win.