Life is busy and that means trying to schedule doctor appointments means having to shift around your entire day. But what if you didn’t have to? How amazing would that be?! Pretty amazing given we all would love if there were more than 24 hours in a day. But the truth is, the day of visiting a doctor’s office may be a thing of the past thanks to new technology within the healthcare industry called telemedicine.
It’s a new technology that allows you to consult with a health care professional virtually, a time and place that’s convenient for you! So you can easily ask a doctor a question while on break at work or after hours without the need to rack up costly ER or urgent care visit.
Telemedicine is on the rise and gaining traction as more and more people are starting to take advantage of all the benefits it offers. And since more people are interested in the service, even insurance companies are taking notice and signing up with telemedicine vendors. There are numerous mobile apps dedicated to telemedicine services, where patients simply log on and then dial a number or code to talk to a health care professional about their question or to show them some ailment without having to visit a doctor’s office. And not only is it convenient for those who are too busy to see the doctor, but it’s also a great option for those who live too far from their doctor and usually has to drive hours to see them.
Or it’s a great option for certain conditions like agoraphobia (fear of open spaces), so that they don’t even have to leave their home!
And many nurse offices at schools are feeling the impact of telemedicine, with schools taking advantage of the new technology to provide healthcare access to children. It really is an amazing time to be alive with all the technological advancements, especially those like telemedicine, which makes it virtually easier to see and consult with a doctor!