Telemedicine allows health care professionals to meet with patients through video calls, which makes it a great resource for anyone. Compared to traditional urgent care and emergency room visits, telemedicine is more economical, convenient and reduces the risk of spreading contagious diseases.
Telemedicine is economical
Although telemedicine is not an alternative to health insurance, however it can be very beneficial for uninsured people or those who have health insurance with high co-payments.
With telemedicine, patients can access board-certified U.S. licensed physicians and receive a diagnosis and prescription (if needed) with only a $25 co-pay.
Telemedicine is Convenient
Telemedicine allows patients to receive medical consultation with board certified physicians from home, the office, or anywhere convenient for them. This means patients can avoid waiting for appointments and sitting in crowded waiting rooms.
Common conditions that can be cared for using telemedicine include:
- Cold & Flu
- Ear Infections
- Sinus Infections
- Pink Eye
- Insect Bites
Telemedicine reduces the spread of diseases
Telemedicine is critical because it reduces the risk of contracting contagious diseases. Since people are not sitting in a waiting room or visiting medical professionals in person, there is less risk of spreading diseases through contact or bodily fluids.