Some people immediately love the idea, but others aren’t so sure.
Does talking to a doctor on the phone (or via video) really work? Are the doctors legit? Can this really help me (or my child)?
Check this out:
A recent survey by EHR research firm Software Advice found that 94% of telemedicine users found there were benefits to the service over in-person visits. Those benefits included:
- Quality of care – 21%
- Don’t have to travel – 21%
- Stay in the comfort of home – 20%
- Faster access to care – 11%
- A shorter wait – 10%
- Ease of use – 9%
- Avoid the (germ-infested) waiting room- 8%
- More cost effective – 4%
Note: Unlike most telemedicine services, the telemedicine service we utilize does not charge a copay, so you pay no additional fee for a consultation. Our guess is that more than 4% of our clients would cite the cost advantage as a tremendous benefit!
The American Medical Association estimates that 78% of office visits are for problems that could be adequately handled via telemedicine.
So, yes telemedicine works – and it’s available whenever you need it!