Technology has revolutionized many aspects of health care, and telemedicine is a prime example. At GP Family Care Mesa in Mesa, Arizona, Diana Noriega, FNP, offers telemedicine visits as part of her comprehensive medical services. If you’re curious about how telemedicine might fit into your overall health care, call today to book a visit, or use the easy online scheduling page.
Telemedicine is a term used to describe using technology to connect with your health provider outside of a traditional, in-office visit. It offers a great way to increase your options for getting the care you need — when and where you need it.
Today, advancements in digital video technology enable you to not just speak with Diana at GP Family Care Mesa, but for each of you to see the other. This vastly expands what is possible with telemedicine visits.
Convenience is a primary benefit of telemedicine. The ability to connect with your practitioner at a time and place that works with your schedule is a huge advantage over having to wait for a traditionally scheduled appointment and travel to and from the office.
Of course, not every health need can be adequately met through telemedicine visits. If you only need a simple service like a medication change, a diagnosis of a rash or other simple symptoms, or have questions about some aspect of your health care, telemedicine is a great option. Chronic disease management can often be performed remotely, as well.
Telemedicine is also a wonderful option for people who are immunocompromised. If you or a loved one has a high risk of contracting an infection, connecting with Diana remotely can protect you from unnecessary risk. This is also a benefit for people with limited mobility, for whom getting to and from an office visit is challenging.
Taking some time to prepare for your visit is important. If you share your home with others, think about where you’ll have your meeting with Diana. Try to find a place that is quiet and out of the way so that you can focus on the meeting and listen to her guidance.
Lighting is also important. To be able to provide the best health assessment, Diana needs to be able to see you in proper lighting and with your device set close enough so that your face is filling most of the screen.
It’s also a good idea to test your equipment prior to connecting for your telemedicine visit. These remote connections can be done using a desktop computer, a laptop, a tablet, or even your phone.
When you’re ready to give telemedicine a try, booking a visit at GP Family Care Mesa is as simple as a phone call or a few moments on the online scheduling page, so don’t delay.