We have recently updated our visitor policy to allow patients to bring one visitor with them for most appointments and during inpatient stays. With the safety of our patients and team in mind, we will continue to monitor and adjust these policies as needed.
When you can see your doctor on your mobile device or computer, not only are you saving gas money but you’re not spending time traveling to and from your appointment.
No need to take time off of work
Video visits largely remove the need to take time off of work. You can simply schedule your visit during a break, or before or after work. You’re able to comply with your doctor’s follow up instructions and maintain your health without wasting your precious paid time off.
Decrease chance of catching a new illness
Where can you be sure to find a lot of sick people? At the doctor’s office of course. While everyone does their best to prevent one patient from catching something from another, it is always possible, especially in crowded waiting rooms. By staying home, you get the care you need while avoiding the risk of exposure and the chance that you’ll pass your illness on to someone else.
Less time spent in the waiting room
If you choose a video visit via telemedicine technology, you’ll eliminate all that time spent looking at old magazines in a doctor’s office. Even if you don’t use telemedicine, choosing a practice that offers it will reduce your wait time by letting other patients be seen from home.
When you are able to see your doctor as often as you need to, without the challenges of getting into the office, you can practice better management of your medication, lifestyle, and any chronic conditions you might have.