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Telemedicine Q&A

Telemedicine is the practice of medicine using technology to deliver care at a distance. Learn more about telemedicine with us at MedSave Clinic. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online! We are conveniently located at 246 E Campus View Blvd. Columbus, OH 43235.

Telemedicine Near Me in Columbus, OH
Telemedicine Near Me in Columbus, OH

Table of Contents:

What is telemedicine in healthcare?
How do telemedicine visits work?
What situations is telemedicine used for?
Is telemedicine less expensive than regular medicine?

When you’re unwell, you don’t necessarily have to leave home for healthcare. Instead, you can opt for telemedicine with a provider like MedSave Clinic. In a telemedicine visit, a medical professional can offer advice, recommendations for treatment, and more, so you might be able to get everything you need from the comfort of your living room. If that sounds like the kind of care you want, contact our clinic today or keep reading to learn more.

What is telemedicine in healthcare?

Telemedicine is healthcare a patient receives at home via the phone or internet. This is really convenient when a patient is unwell but just doesn’t want to leave home for care. Telemedicine can be necessary too, like when there’s a health risk in leaving home. For instance, telemedicine may be necessary during a pandemic when there’s a health risk in going to a clinic. In a telemedicine appointment, a patient can speak with a medical professional and receive certain services.

How do telemedicine visits work?

The visits are simple and similar to regular medical visits with a medical professional! With a telemedicine visit, a patient will likely:

• Use either the phone or a digital device to have the visit
• Have a phone discussion or an online video conference with a medical professional
• Tell the professional about their symptoms and health
• Receive a visual evaluation, if applicable, or be asked to visit the clinic for an in-person evaluation
• Receive a diagnosis
• Receive a treatment recommendation or prescription

The patient can ask for other related services too. For example, if the patient wants a referral to see a specialist, the patient can ask for one.

What situations is telemedicine used for?

Telemedicine can be used for non-life-threatening health issues, including some urgent (but non-life-threatening) health matters. For example, a patient’s pain can be addressed with telemedicine. There are some situations that telemedicine should be used for, like certain viral infections that are highly contagious. Some of the situations our clinic may be able to address with telemedicine are:

• Simple injuries and illnesses
• Pain, including chronic pain
Alcohol or drug addictions
Hepatitis C
Mental health problems
• Dietary needs
Weight-loss assistance
• And more

There are some health situations that can’t be addressed with telemedicine, so they must be addressed in-person at a clinic. There are also life-threatening health situations that must be addressed by emergency care, like serious chest pain or breathing difficulty.

Is telemedicine less expensive than regular medicine?

Typically, telemedicine is less costly than in-person medicine, and it can be less costly, saving you a lot of money. It can save you time as well since you won’t have to go to the clinic for service. On top of that, telemedicine is covered by most health insurance providers, including Medicare and Medicaid. This helps make telemedicine more affordable!

Telemedicine is affordable for many people, convenient for patients and professionals, and necessary in some cases. It might also be all you need for healthcare today!

If you’d like to learn more about telemedicine with us at MedSave Clinic, you can call us for further information. You can also call us if you’d like to set up a telemedicine visit with one of our medical professionals. Before a telemedicine visit with us, we’ll tell you everything else you’ll need to know about how the visit will go. We serve patients from Columbus OH, Whitehall OH, Obetz OH, Lincoln Village OH, Worthington OH, and Urbancrest OH.