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Every cloud has a silver lining, and if there’s any silver lining to the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, it’s the way it has jumpstarted the use of telemedicine in the United States. Telemedicine is already used extensively in Europe, but the US has been a bit behind in adopting it. That’s all changing now, and at Right Path Pain & Spine Centers in Davenport, FL, we want you to know exactly what this innovative new healthcare method can do for you.
What Is Telemedicine?
Though this is a relatively new concept, it’s a dynamic way of practicing medicine that leverages the power of the Internet and makes medicine more accessible to everyone. It’s already been nearly 50 years since the first hospitals started trying out the idea, but rapidly changing technology has made it far more accessible in the last few years.
The very first recorded use of telemedicine was in the 1950s when two doctors shared radiology images by telephone. Using technology to practice medicine was initially designed to bring cutting-edge medical expertise to people who lived in remote areas without first-hand access to the best hospitals and doctors. Today, apps like Skype and Facetime allow doctors to talk to patients directly, while other apps, like those in fitness trackers, offer valuable data about a patient’s vital signs that allow doctors to make accurate diagnoses from a distance.
What Can You Use Telemedicine for?
The uses for this technology vary by specialty, and one way to appreciate how vital it can be is simply to peruse a list of Medicare-reimbursed services that can be rendered over the Internet:
- Emergency consultations
- Follow-up inpatient consultations
- Office or outpatient visits
- Hospital care services
- Nursing facility care services
- Individual and group kidney disease education services
- Individual and group health and behavior assessments and interventions
- Individual psychotherapy
- Pharmacological management
- Psychiatric diagnostics
These are just a few areas where Medicare alone acknowledges the value of telemedicine. So how can it help you?
Remote Patient Monitoring
When you’re connected to healthcare providers and using the right apps, it’s easy for them to keep an eye on your vital signs and other crucial health data, even from a distance. In fact, if anything, remote patient monitoring is even more valuable than office visits. An office visit is like a one-time snapshot of your situation, where remote monitoring is like a video.
Remember what it was like what you were young and your parents sent pictures of you to your grandparents? It was nice, but it didn’t really tell your grandparents much about who you were. A fifteen-minute video recording of you playing the piano or acting in a school play, on the other hand, was a special treasure because it gave a more full picture of who you were.
Where an office visit can only give one snapshot of statistics like blood pressure, for instance, remote monitoring makes it simple for your physician to keep an eye on vital warning signs. If something flag ups, a teleconference meeting can be quickly arranged. We can keep a close eye on how your stem cell therapy is working through telehealth interventions.
A doctor gets to know you best not through charts and tests, but through first-hand experience. It’s the time spent talking that’s most valuable. Telehealth innovations make it possible for doctors to spend that time with you, even from a distance.
This aspect of telehealth innovation has been increasingly popular in recent years because it makes it possible for medical professionals to meet one-on-one with patients without any wasted time and effort. In a traditional doctor visit, you as the patient have to spend time arranging an appointment, block off the necessary time, and also make time for traveling to and from the office and waiting while the doctor deals with the patients who came in before you arrived.
All that wasted time is saved with telehealth solutions. There’s no travel time involved, and there’s no need to wait around while another patient finishes up. Instead, you simply sign in when it’s time. This not only saves time for patients, but it also frees up physicians to give more quality time to each person they see. Through telehealth, we can spend more time talking with you to get a feel for how regenerative medicine interventions are working for you.
If you’ve ever been frustrated with the requirement to make a special appointment just to have your regularly prescribed medications renewed, you can do away with much of that frustration with telemedicine solutions. During a telehealth consultation, you can talk with one of our experts about your medications, how you’re feeling and reacting, and what–if any–symptoms you might be experiencing. It’s then a simple matter to renew your prescription or change it if you’re not getting the help you need.
Chronic Care Management
Nearly 80% of all telehealth meetings deal with managing chronic conditions. If you’re suffering pain, it may surprise you how much can be done to treat this complicated area of practice even using telehealth solutions.
We can talk to you about what you’re feeling, ensure that your treatments are the right ones for your condition, and get a real sense of what’s going on by seeing your face and hearing your voice. Regenerative medicine isn’t about cookie-cutter solutions. It’s about working with you as an individual and learning what you need in order to live a better life. Telemedicine is uniquely suited to that kind of individual understanding between patients and doctors.
Contact Us Today!
Concerns about social distancing don’t have to bar you from the health treatments you need. Contact Right Path Pain & Spine Centers in Davenport, FL to schedule a telehealth call and find out how we can help you minimize your exposure to illness while still getting the health interventions you need.