Just some time ago, the only way to see a doctor would be to get dressed and get in your car and drive to the hospital or doctor’s office. Some may argue that if they are sick that they may not want to get up and leave their homes to go sit in a room full of other sick people.
Who would have ever thought that you would be able to see a doctor without going to the doctor’s office or hospital? With the advances of medicine and technology, some visits can be done right from the comfort of your own home with with the convenience of technology. With an internet connection and a desktop computer or mobile device, you can have access to some of the best healthcare providers in your network.
Some may argue how is this so and how does it compare to going to a doctor’s office? Telehealth provides electronic visits for select ailments. Whether you have a pink eye, diarrhea, runny noses, heart burn, or vaginal irritation, you may be eligible for an electronic visit. This allows you to get a prescription and get it filled at your local pharmacy without the hassle of going to sit in your doctor’s office.
While there are some other cases that an electronic visit may be available, such as maternity checkups, telehealth is constantly advancing. Each quarter, there are new medical devices being invented that help to extend the reach of services available through telehealth. Let’s see where the future of telehealth will go!