Triad Primary Care
Primary Care Internal Medicine & Urgent Care located in Greensboro, NC
Technology has a hand in almost everything nowadays, including medicine. With telehealth at Triad Primary Care in Greensboro, North Carolina, your quality of care improves as you can communicate with your health care provider even when you’re out of town or too busy for an in-office visit. If you’re interested in learning how telehealth can benefit you, call Triad Primary Care for an appointment or book online today.
What is telehealth?
Telehealth is a service that allows you to keep in contact with your health care provider even when making an office visit is too inconvenient or risky. Your provider at Triad Primary Care can see and talk to you using high-quality video and audio technology. That way, you don’t have to go in person to discuss symptoms or follow up after treatment.
Your provider also offers health support using telehealth services. They may ask you to upload food logs, check-in about your medication, or provide blood glucose readings remotely using this technology. Doing so can improve your health care as it gives your provider the accurate, real-time information they need to assess you.
You may also use telehealth for communications regarding test results. With telehealth options, your provider can upload your results so you get them faster than you might otherwise. Plus, they’re all in writing, so miscommunication is far less likely.
Who should use telehealth?
Telehealth offers an extra layer of convenience for when life gets in the way of health prioritization. Doctor appointments aren’t always easy to keep as numerous unexpected circumstances can arise ahead of time. Telehealth makes it so you can still get in contact with your provider for appointments you may have otherwise skipped.
You can schedule a telehealth appointment when:
- You’re out of town
- You’re immunocompromised
- You have a contagious illness
- Caretaking or parenting makes scheduling complicated
- You’re tied up at work
- Your visit is a follow-up
While you can’t get any lab tests or X-rays during a telehealth visit, your provider can prescribe or adjust your medications during these appointments. They can’t perform a full physical exam, but they can briefly examine you and discuss any new symptoms or developments since your last visit.
What are the benefits of telehealth?
Telehealth has many benefits for you and your provider at Triad Primary Care. Accessing these services can:
- Save you time and costs on transportation
- Help you keep up on care when you’re out of town
- Reduce the number of missed visits
- Improve health care for rural patients
- Help with self-management between visits
Depending on your health needs and reasons for seeking care, Triad Primary Care helps you make sure your needs are met between telehealth and regular in-person office visits. The staff can teach you to use the simple apps and technologies that make detailed telehealth care possible.
To schedule an appointment for telehealth or learn more about it, call Triad Primary Care or book an appointment online today.