The coronavirus pandemic has shed a light on just what providers can accomplish through telemedicine. For all its shortcomings, telemedicine offers a host of benefits. Tt is convenient, private and by using telemedicine, you don't have to sit in a germ-infested waiting room. Because obtaining an appointment and seeing a doctor is much less complicated, patients are more apt to seek care and receive treatment, reassurance and valuable health information. You may be surprised at how many symptoms and illnesses can be diagnosed via a virtual call with a competent and caring physician. The following is a list (though not complete) of ailments for which a telemedicine appointment is appropriate and effective.
Upper respiratory infections, including congestion, sore throat, cough
Cold and Flu
Minor sports injuries
Some vaginal infections
Assessment of frequent illness • Insomnia
In a trusting relationship with a provider, telemedicine can provide excellent, efficient care and help you avoid the stress and inconvenience of in-person visits. Virtual medicine is not appropriate for every symptom, including but not limited to emergencies, severe head injury and suspected overdoses.