As you may have heard, we are now offering telehealth electronic visits at Digestive Healthcare Center, via eVisit. This service allows you to speak to one of our physicians through the use of video-conferencing – to ask questions, express concerns, and get more information about digestive health. Although this service is not suitable for all medical concerns, it is a great way for you to connect with a doctor from the comfort of your own home, on your own time. Below, we’ll walk you through some of the benefits of our new eVisit service, so you can consider trying it next time you need to speak with one of our doctors.
1. Simple and User-Friendly
If you’re not great with technology, video chatting a doctor might seem intimidating to figure out. Luckily, eVisit is very simple to set up and use, so it’s great for anyone, no matter how tech savvy you are. If you’re a new user, you just need to set up an account. You’ll answer a few questions about the reason for the appointment, and then request an appointment within your account. You’ll be notified when a doctor is ready to see you, and then you’ll connect with them via video chat from your computer or smartphone. That’s it! The process is quick and easy, which adds to the overall convenience of the service.
2. Schedule Appointments on Your Own Time
For many working adults, finding the time to schedule a doctor’s appointment can be very difficult. By the time you do get some time, you might find that your doctor doesn’t have any openings available for weeks, which delays getting your questions answered or relief from your symptoms. With eVisit, getting an appointment is quick and simple- you won’t have to wait forever to get an appointment, and then spend more time in the waiting room. When you need a quick answer or treatment for a minor digestive health problem, eVisit is the quickest path to speaking with one of our specialists.
3. Stay Comfortable in Your Own Home
Another aspect of the convenience of eVisit is that you can see a Digestive Healthcare Center doctor without ever leaving your home. You can stay comfortable while you speak with a doctor, and you won’t have to use gas to drive to the office or worry about bringing your kids with you to your appointment. eVisit is also a great option for those who have difficulty leaving their homes due to a medical condition. Many conditions do not require a physical examination to diagnose- during your eVisit, your doctor will speak to you about your medical history and what symptoms you are currently experiencing. In many cases, you’ll receive a diagnosis and treatment suggestions right through the video conference. Everything is easier when you can do it from home!
4. Quick Prescription Refills
When all you need from your doctor is a prescription refill, it can feel unnecessary to take the time out of your busy schedule to see them in person. During your video appointment with your doctor, they’ll be able to prescribe you medication or refill your prescription. Then, they’ll send it electronically to your pharmacy so it’s ready for pick-up whenever you arrive.
5. Safe and Secure
In this day and age, it is completely reasonable to be skeptical about online communications and expressing personal information through the internet. You won’t need to have this worry when you utilize eVisit – the app is 100% HIPAA compliant. Any personal health information you provide will be completely safe and secure and stay between you and your doctor the same way as if you spoke to them in person.
Schedule an eVisit with a Digestive Healthcare Center Specialist
At DHC, we are thrilled to now offer eVisits as a convenient way for our patients to ask questions, get treatment, and request prescription refills. If you have a serious concern or are experiencing a medical emergency, please come see us in person, but if you feel that an eVisit is right for you, schedule one today! At Digestive Healthcare Center, we offer a wide array of treatments and procedures for many common gastroenterological conditions. We will work with you to determine the cause of your symptoms and help you find relief, whether you speak to us over video or at one of our three New Jersey offices. To learn more about all we have to offer or to request an appointment, please contact us today by calling (908) 218-9222.