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What is telemedicine?

Telemedicines services allow health care experts to assess, diagnose and treat patients at a distance using telecommunications technology. The approach in utilzing a telemedicine consultation is part of a striking evolution in health care protocol over the last decade. In fact, it is becoming an increasingly important part of American health care infrastructure.

History

Telemedicine started in the 1950s when a few medical centers attempted to find ways to share information via telephone. It was used to connect doctors working with a patient in one location to specialists located in a different area. This was a great way to treat remote populations where the doctors and specialists weren’t readily available. But with the rise of the Internet age and the growth of smart devices, telecommunication consultation has proved a worthy alternative to in-person visits for both primary and speciality care.

Why Telemedicine?

Agile Urgent Care specializes in state-of-the art telemedicine so you can reach us remotely in real-time on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Existing patients can avoid in-office waiting times and eliminate travel by contacting us digitally at any time during our extended workday. During a telemedicine consultation, you’ll have a chance to tell the doctor about your medical history and ask specific questions. Fees are affordable, and if it’s determined that you must come in for a visit, we will adjust the fee to account for the earlier telemedicine session. According to the American Telemedicine Association (http://www.americantelemed.org/home), telemedicine visits improve access to medicine, offer cost-effective treatment and improved health care quality.

“Telemedicine adds a dimension of clinical protection for users by eliminating the possibility of transmitting infectious diseases between health care professionals and patients,” say experts at the Medical Life Science News (https://www.news-medical.net). “It also allows mobile collaboration between health care professionals from multiple locations when cases are particularly critical or might require multidisciplinary insight.”

Telemedicine works well for those with chronic conditions

Although certain types of illnesses require face-to-face consultations, telemedicine is a convenient tool for those who need to monitor chronic illnesses. For instance, patients with blood pressure issues or diabetes can monitor their condition and report it directly to an attending physician.Telemedicine also works well for transitional periods such as during smoking cessation and dieting due to obesity or diabetes.

Benefits of a telemedicine consultation

Why Choose Agile Urgent Care?

We offer a new level of health care service meeting the unique needs of every patient via the convenience of secure video consultation. Health care experts and professionals at Agile Urgent Care offer quality telemedicine services with respect and privacy.

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