Telemedicine provides easy access to medical care with providers you can trust. At AVC Med, with an office in Peoria, Arizona, you can see an experienced medical care provider through video conferencing. No need to travel to the practice or set aside a large block of time to get the medical attention you need. The practice serves patients all across Arizona. To schedule a telemedicine visit, call the office or join our community today.
Telemedicine is virtual medical care in which you see your medical care provider through live video conferencing. In recent years, it has become harder to go to the doctor in person, and telemedicine has risen to meet the needs of millions of patients.
While some medical care providers are seeing patients in the office again, many (or even most) people still prefer the convenience of seeing their provider without having to leave their home or office.
AVC Med recognizes that patients want high-quality, convenient care at an affordable price, and that’s why their practice model involves coming to patients wherever they are, whether virtually or through house calls.
Telemedicine helps with routine care and urgent medical needs but doesn’t treat emergencies.
Some issues that tele-urgent care can help with include:
Telemedicine is an integral aspect of chronic disease management as well. For example, people enrolled in the Medicare chronic care management (CCM) program can have telemedicine visits as often as once a month, based on individual needs.
Telemedicine is a great way to manage chronic conditions because it’s a personal check-in with the providers who manage your condition long-term. In this way, they can detect problems and intervene early to keep you healthy.
Telemedicine isn’t too different from seeing a doctor in the office regarding what happens during the appointment.
The main difference is that you’ll sign into a private video conferencing area using your computer, smartphone, or tablet. It’s ideal if you sign on in a well-lit, quiet area where you can converse with your provider without interruptions.
During your appointment, your provider reviews your medical history and discusses what prompted your telemedicine visit. Your provider can diagnose the problem, prescribe medication as needed, and recommend the best recovery methods. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions.
At the end of your telemedicine appointment, your AVC Med provider recommends a follow-up plan as needed; for example, they might schedule you for another visit in a few days or a week to ensure you’re getting well.