Telemedicine vs. Telehealth 101
Telemedicine also referred to commonly as virtual care or “online doctor”, is the interaction between doctor and patient from separate locations via simultaneous audio-video communication.
The term Tele-Health is reserved for asynchronous (non-simultaneous) and or non-video interaction between the doctor and the patient.
Good Health Primary care heavily utilizes both as part of our expanding online care. We urge our patients that are hesitant to come in, to try starting their consult online!
Telemedicine (Virtual Care) Scope of Care
Before the 2020 pandemic, telemedicine (a.k.a virtual care or video visits) was mostly used for minor health issues such as routine Rx refills for low risk drugs / contraception and anything that was not worth the discomfort of the in-person visit.
As more doctors heavily rely on video, innovative methods and skills are emerging to do better exam and measurement of vital functions over the web.
Good Health Primary care is expanding virtual care access to all services previously offered in-person such as chronic disease management, dermatological consults, behavioral health, pediatric sick visits and much more…
Regardless of the question may be, consultation with your Good Health Primary care doctor can now start online!