At Summit Healthcare, patients in the community can seek assistance without ever leaving their home. This is the benefit of services such as telemedicine. Telemedicine allows patients to use their video capabilities on their telephones to connect with a board certified neurologist through our practice. It eliminate the need for a patient to head to a doctor’s office, especially when transportation is of concern. The doctors at Summit Healthcare use video conference technology through telemedicine to provide patients the care they require.
How does telemedicine work?
Instead of physically scheduling an appointment with a doctor at the health practice, patients can dial into the Summit Healthcare to connect with a neurologist. During this video conference, the doctor may ask questions to the patient that need to be answered in order to get a picture of the patient’s overall health and wellness. When specific concerns arise, the doctor may suggest the patient come into the office for diagnostic tests. However, many issues can be handled right through the phone with Summit Healthcare physicians and nurses.
What are the benefits of telemedicine?
Thanks to improvements in technology and medicine, patients in the community can work with a provider to obtain care via video conferencing. The primary benefit of telemedicine is the ability to speak to a professional without stepping out of the home or office. Patients can consult with their doctor and avoid dealing with traffic to get to the doctor’s office at times that may be inconvenient for them. This can save time, money, and stress for patients who require care through Summit Healthcare. Patients have access to board certified neurologists 24/7 which allows them to obtain the care they need without the worry of transportation to the nearest practice. Telemedicine allows for faster diagnosis and improved outcomes.