Why You Should Consider TeleHealth

 

 

More and more health care providers are using technology to expedite patient care appointments. You may not have considered TeleHealth, but it may be the perfect way to continue prioritizing your health even while practicing social distancing.

 

Why choose a virtual visit with your medical provider?


TeleHealth allows you to discuss symptoms, medical issues, medications and more with a medical provider in real-time. 

 

TeleHealth has been available for longer than you might have thought- beginning with telephone visits. Further advancements in technology have allowed patient portals and communication via the internet to become the norm in patient information and communications. Now, video conferencing helps improve communication even further.

 

TeleHealth is well suited for situations that aren't life-threatening or where you need advisement more than hands-on care. Through a virtual visit, your provider will assess your symptoms, review your medication regimen, recommend testing and treatment options and more.  Patients with conditions such as reflux, Crohn's disease, and IBS will benefit from TeleHealth appointments.

 

It is important to know that you always call 911 or go to an emergency room for a life-threatening condition like a heart attack or stroke, cuts or lacerations, or broken bones that require x-rays, splints, or casts. 

 

GI Associates offers TeleHealth


GI Associates has introduced TeleHealth as a protective measure for our most vulnerable patients while we navigate COVID-19. TeleHealth doesn’t mean that you’ll never visit a doctor’s office again, but it does make care more accessible. 

Call our office at 877-442-7762 to discuss whether a virtual appointment with GI Associates is right for you!

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