Trinity Pain Medicine Associates, P. A.
What is Tele-Medicine?
Telemedicine is defined as the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients using telecommunications technology. Basically, it means conducting visits using audio and video over the internet, rather than meeting in person. Telemedicine is part of a broader set of technologies called “telehealth.” Telehealth can refer to remote non-clinical services, such as provider training, administrative meetings, and continuing medical education, in addition to clinical services, while telemedicine is limited to clinical services.
How does Telemedicine Work?
In practice, what this means is that we will schedule a video visit between you, the patient, and another qualified healthcare provider. You’ll open an application that has been designed specifically for this purpose, on your smartphone, tablet or computer that has high-speed internet access with a camera. At the time of your scheduled telemedicine visit, you will follow the prompted instruction to begin the virtual consultation with your physician. During this virtual visit you will be able to talk to and see the physician and the physician will evaluate you and determine the best treatment for you. You can be anywhere with a good internet connection and enough privacy during the virtual visit.
Tele-medicine has been determined as the safest route to ensure the safety of our patients and their families.
It is determined that not all visits can be effectively conducted remotely. Our practice will only schedule visits via telemedicine when the nature of your health concern lends itself to the approach. If something comes up in a visit that makes me feel that an in-person evaluation is necessary, we will make sure that happens. Studies have repeatedly shown that the health outcomes of video visits are just as good as those conducted in person. We have selected a HIPAA compliant telemedicine solution that protects your confidentiality and provides for secure communication between just us. Our goal as a practice is to ensure the best quality of care for you as our patient.
Ready to Schedule Your Telemedicine Consultation?
We have begun scheduling appointments for virtual visits with our physicians. For more information about scheduling your next consultation, please utilize the contact us page on our website or call our office. We are available by phone 24/7 for your assistance.