Regular medical care plays an important role in helping you stay healthy, but it’s not always easy to find time for an office visit. While old-fashioned house calls made getting care simpler, today telemedicine uses technology to enable any patient to get the care they need right in their own home.
Triad Primary Care is a leading provider of telemedicine care for patients in Greensboro, North Carolina. Our team uses state-of-the-art technology to help you receive the personalized, confidential care you need to stay healthy without leaving your home for a regular office visit.
If you’ve been wondering if telemedicine is right for you, here are five benefits you should know about.
1. Makes getting care a lot more convenient
For most people, this is probably the most obvious benefit of telemedicine: Because you connect over a computer, with telehealth, you can have your appointment in your own home or anywhere you have a secure internet connection — even while you’re on vacation. Of course, you should also look for a private space, so you can ask questions and discuss concerns freely.
2. Prevents exposure to germs
Plenty of people visit the doctor when they’re sick, and that means that while you’re sitting in the waiting room, you’re exposed to germs that cause colds, cases of flu, and other diseases. Social distancing and masks can help limit your exposure to some germs, but they can’t eliminate the possibility of becoming infected.
Telemedicine completely removes that risk by letting you get care in your own home. That’s a great benefit for anyone, but especially for people with chronic diseases and for those with weaker immune responses, including very young patients and older patients.
3. Makes it easier to manage chronic conditions
If you’re one of the millions of Americans with a chronic disease or medical problem like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, or asthma, having regular doctor visits is essential for ensuring your treatment remains safe and effective. Telemedicine makes it a lot easier to stay on top of your treatment plan by avoiding the need for frequent trips to our office.
4. Avoids the need to travel
Greensboro roads can be pretty busy, and that means when you’re planning a visit to our office, you need to work in the time it takes you to get here. Telemedicine eliminates that need, allowing you to skip the trip while still getting essential medical care.
For people who don’t have easy access to transportation and for those who depend on others to drive them to their appointments, this benefit is especially important.
5. Reduces stress
We all know that getting medical care when we need it is important for our health — but that doesn’t mean the experience is free from stress. Having a visit in your own home or another place where you feel at ease helps you relax during your visit, which means you’re less likely to forget to ask important questions. And of course, it also helps build a stronger bond of trust with your provider.
Make telemedicine work for you
Don’t let obstacles stand in the way of getting the care you need to stay healthy. With telemedicine, you can get preventive care as well as treatment for an array of illnesses and diseases when and where it’s most convenient for you.
To learn more about telemedicine and how it can play a role in your medical care, call 336-286-5505 or book an appointment online with Triad Primary Care today.