The times are constantly changing – and the medical field is no exception. Lately the whole world has been affected by a Novel Coronavirus labeled COVID-19. Businesses are being shuttered and people are practicing social distancing to try to decrease the spread of the virus. For our safety and yours, Integrity Spine and Orthopedics offers a unique way to still receive medical care while in the comfort of your own home. Telemedicine allows us to carry out our appointments in a completely new way. While it may seem strange at first to receive medical care virtually, technology is the future. We’re doing everything we can to stay at the forefront of the evolving tech movement.
Continue reading for a deeper look into telemedicine and its capabilities.
Telemedicine has revolutionized the typical doctor’s office visit. Instead of driving in traffic, waiting in the lobby and then finally seeing a physician, telemedicine eliminates all the hassle. You wait safely at home for your appointment time and then log on to talk with your doctor. Utilizing video chat, the term “face-to-face visit” has been redefined. Patients can see, hear and talk to their medical providers just like they normally would. Telemedicine helps keep doctors and patients in contact at all times from anywhere, when routine in-office visits simply aren’t possible. At Integrity Spine and Orthopedics, we use Facetime as the main method of remote communication with patients. It’s proven to be a convenient platform that both our patients and staff enjoy using.
Sharing forms and files with your medical provider has never been easier. Telemedicine allows patients and their physicians to send documents, images and other files back and forth while still complying with HIPAA regulations. Gone are the days of printing page after page of forms, filling them out and bringing them to your doctor’s office. Simply fill them out online and submit them electronically. Doctors can then discuss the files with a patient remotely via a phone call or video chat. Lab, MRI, X-Ray and other results can all be shared and discussed using telemedicine, so that every patient gets the information they need as quickly and as easily as possible.
The team at Integrity Spine and Orthopedics wants its patients to know that everything possible is being done to ensure their health and safety during this unfortunate situation. With the help of telemedicine, we’re able to keep operations moving now and into the future. Technological advancements allow our doctors to keep communication lines open and conduct online appointments. The ability to share files remotely and converse with patients virtually regarding procedure results is a game-changer. We will do what we can to remain up to date on all of the latest technology to continue to provide cutting-edge treatment to every patient.
Contact us at 904-456-0017 to learn how telemedicine can help you connect with our medical team.