Telemedicine Q & A
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine is the term for the practice of medicine that involves the use of technology to deliver medical care from a distance.
Telemedicine refers to electronic communication where you and your provider use interactive telecommunications equipment, such as cameras, microphones, and the internet, to conduct a medical appointment. From a remote location, Jeanne can provide care to you and your child wherever you are using a video or phone call.
Jeanne can use telemedicine, information technologies, and digital communication to manage your child’s health remotely. For example, using telemedicine, you and Jeanne can:
- Access your child’s electronic records
- View dosing and prescriptions if needed
- Schedule appointments
- Receive helpful text, email, or phone appointment reminders
With telemedicine, you have access to remote clinical services. Telemedicine can improve your child’s health by allowing for real-time, two-way interactive communication between you and your child and Jeanne at a distant site.
What can I expect during my telemedicine appointment?
In many ways, a telemedicine appointment is similar to a normal appointment, but you’re sitting in front of a camera where you can see your physician on the screen, or you or your child are on the phone when the session begins. Your telemedicine appointments might also be called virtual visits.
Jeanne discusses your child’s health and any current symptoms or concerns and asks questions. Jeanne creates an individualized care plan that gives you the same quality care you’d receive at your face-to-face visit.
You can start your virtual visit using a smartphone or tablet, or a computer equipped with a webcam.
Jeanne or a team member at Clear Lake Kids Psychiatry can provide you with helpful instructions, so you and your child feel more comfortable and prepared for your upcoming telemedicine consultation.
What advantages does telemedicine offer?
Clear Lake Kids Psychiatry provides telemedicine because of the many benefits. Telemedicine is practical, convenient, and more cost-effective than traditional in-office face-to-face visits.
The time and cost spent traveling to and organizing in-office visits can be stressful and time-consuming. Telemedicine reduces this stress.
Telemedicine makes health care more convenient, accessible, and readily available to those living in isolated or rural communities or for those with limited time, mobility, or transportation options.
Jeanne can help you and your child decide if telemedicine is a good choice for your child’s health care. To inquire about telemedicine, use the online scheduling tool, or call Clear Lake Kids Psychiatry today.