The Benefits Of TeleMedicine

The Benefits of Telemedicine

With Telemedicine, we are able to bring you healthcare at home. If you like the idea of seeing your doctor over video chat on your laptop or smartphone, you are not alone! In the midst of this pandemic, telemedicine has become widely accepted and preferred by patients all over the world. Telemedicine uses the Internet, video and voice conferencing, and other telecommunications technologies to deliver medical care – appointments, consultations, prescriptions, diagnostics, and more – from anywhere to anywhere around the globe.  

The approach is popular with our patients due to its many advantages. Here are a few:

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No Transportation Time or Costs

When you see your doctor on your mobile device or computer, you can save money on gas, parking, and public transportation. Even better, you don’t waste time traveling or risk running into a traffic jam that makes you late for your appointment, or worse, late getting back to work.

We see lots of patients locally, but also some from all around the world! Telemedicine makes it easy to maintain great health wherever you are. 

No Need To Take Time Off Work

Speaking of work, video visits largely remove the need to take time off. You can simply schedule your visit during a break, or before or after work. You can be anywhere that offers sufficient privacy. You can comply with your doctor’s follow-up instructions and maintain your health without missing a day of work or wasting your precious paid time off.

Less Chance of Catching a New Illness

Where can you be sure to find a lot of sick people? At the doctor’s office of course. While everyone does their best to prevent one patient from catching something from another, it is always possible, especially in crowded waiting rooms. By staying home, you get the care you need while avoiding the risk of exposure and the chance that you’ll pass your illness on to someone else.

Less Time in the Waiting Room

If you choose a video visit via telemedicine technology, you’ll eliminate all that time spent looking at old magazines in a doctor’s office. Even if you don’t use telemedicine, choosing a practice that offers it will reduce your wait time by letting other patients be seen from home.

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Making An Appointment Is Simple

Call Catalyst! Our patient care specialists will partner with you and find a time for your virtual visit. During your virtual visit, our providers will work with you on a safe and private platform to consult and take care of your needs!