Telemedicine is a great choice for those who wish to skip waiting rooms and busy doctor’s offices.
What are virtual doctors?
Virtual doctors are certified professionals who decided to work via video or phone call instead of working from the office. They are as qualified as regular doctors.
There are many different telemedicine platforms with various approaches to practice.
Some online services work via video or phone call only, some work with technicians that come to your house and act as a mediator between and the doctor on the call.
The big plus side of telemedicine is that you can get a complete medical exam and treatment from the comfort of your home.
How does it work?
Virtual doctor’s practices differ from site to site. Most of them work in a way that you book your appointment and then talk to the doctor via video or phone call. That is a good practice if you are suspicious about some symptoms, but it is better to seek platforms that provide an actual visit because that way you can get an exam and treatment in your home.
For example, at SPG Virtual Care the principle is to book your appointment online or via phone call.
When you have a booked appointment, their technician arrives at your house with their cutting-edge unique technology that has everything you would find in a doctor’s office.
The technician is communicating to the doctor via video conference call and making sure that the service is thorough.
From checking your blood pressure, listening to your heart and lungs, and even administering an EKG, you get a complete exam and treatment plan without even leaving your home. That means no worrying about transportation, waiting rooms, or other barriers that come with going to the doctor’s office.
What can virtual doctors treat?
Virtual doctors can treat a vast of physical and mental conditions. From the common cold to chronic care, they can even order mobile labs and X-rays.
Here is a list of conditions that SPG Virtual Care handles:
- Covid-19 Testing & Treatment
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Mental Health
- Colds, Coughs, Flu
- Wounds & Ulcers
- Respiratory Infections
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Minor Fractures
- Pink Eye
- Viral Infections
- Weakness & Fatigue
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
- Skin Infections
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Complex Chronic Care
With after-hours and weekend on-call coverage, you can rely on their services at any time of the day. You don’t need to ever again worry about going to the doctor’s office or have an appointment booked two weeks away, with virtual care you will have the care you deserve, on your terms.
They treat children as well as adults, including those with special needs.
What can a virtual doctor prescribe?
You can safely and legally get prescriptions for many medications online, and in some states, even over the phone. It is only required for them to consult with their patient beforehand.
Your virtual doctor can prescribe antibiotics for minor bacterial infections after your diagnosis is confirmed. They will ask about your symptoms, medical history and after that, send a prescription to a pharmacy of your choice.
Antibiotics are, in fact, the most commonly prescribed medication.
If the doctor is unable to confirm the infection, they will write you a lab order and refer you to the lab for testing.
The virtual doctor is the quickest and easiest way to handle non-emergency conditions.