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Get Safe and Convenient Consultations With Telemedicine

Get Safe and Convenient Consultations with Telemedicine

The pandemic has also made people wary about visiting medical facilities such as clinics or hospitals. Thankfully, technology has made it possible for us to get diagnosed and treated remotely from the safety of our homes through telemedicine.

COVID-19 has made telemedicine not only more common but also crucial, allowing doctors to still see patients with significantly less risk for both parties. This is especially beneficial for families that have multiple members that may need to consult a physician either regularly or occasionally.

Here are some of the benefits of telemedicine and teleconsultation services

  1. Reduces the risk of catching other illnesses
  2. Saves both time and money
  3. Allows you to conveniently search for doctors or specialists
  4. Easily set appointments
  5. Get both diagnosis and treatment remotely

Families can take advantage of telemedicine in numerous ways. Many doctors and medical practitioners have transitioned into conducting teleconsultations directly with both new and old patients and there are also several teleconsultation services for those who may still be looking for a physician. These services, which may be accessed through websites or apps, help patients not only look for the right doctor for them but also easily set appointments.

Here’s how you can start taking advantage of telemedicine and teleconsultation services

  1. Choose a telemedicine or teleconsultation service – Some of examples of telemedicine and teleconsultation services include TelAventusMD, SeeYouDoc, MedCheck, Telimed, KonsultaMD, cloudPx, HealthNow, and CareSpan, to name a few.
  2. Download the app or visit the website – Some services can be accessed via their official websites while some offer their own mobile apps on the Apple App Store and/or Google Play Store.
  3. Sign up or register for an account – Telemedicine and teleconsultation services require patients to create user accounts and fill up their information to make it easier for them and the doctors to provide their services.
  4. Search for an appropriate doctor or physician – Most telemedicine services have features that allow users to search for specific types of doctors or physicians based on the patient’s ongoing medical condition.
  5. Set an appointment – Choose the day and time you want to have your appointment depending on the available schedule of the doctor you’ve chosen. Some services also offer 24/7 teleconsultations.
  6. Prepare for your appointment – You can start preparing for your teleconsultation by readying any relevant information for the doctor and making sure your internet connection is stable whether you’re using a home broadband or mobile data service.

Telemedicine has truly made health care safer and more accessible to everyone, eliminating many of the risks and hassles of seeing a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

With all the benefits it provides, it’s safe to expect that both doctors and patients will still take advantage of telemedicine even long after the pandemic ends.

While it may not fully replace traditional face-to-face appointments, it definitely provides a good alternative for families and individuals that may need it.

Having a capable smartphone and a reliable 5G connection can help patients take better advantage of telemedicine and teleconsultation services as they’re not only made available smartphone apps but are accessible almost anywhere through mobile data.

Download the GigaLife app to avail of Smart’s budget friendly data promos for your first telemedicine or teleconsultation session. You may also apply for a Smart Signature Plan which includes a mobile data subscription to cater to your needs.

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