4 Benefits of Telemedicine

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As you may have heard, we are now offering telehealth electronic visits at Digestive Healthcare Center! 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 telemedicine for gastroenterology care, 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, telemedicine appointments are simple to set up and hold, so the process is great for anyone, no matter how tech savvy you are. We’ve had patients of all ages, even into their 90s, successfully utilize our telemedicine service. It’s just like using Skype or FaceTime! If you have any questions about the process or what it will entail, just give our office a call and we will gladly walk you through it. We want to make the process as convenient as possible for our patients so everyone can stay on top of their digestive health.

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 finding relief from your symptoms. With telemedicine, getting an appointment is quick and simple. You won’t have to wait until you have time in your schedule to visit the office and wait in the waiting room. When you need a quick answer, treatment for a minor digestive health problem, or a prescription refill, a telemedicine appointment is the quickest path to speaking with one of our specialists.

3. Stay Comfortable in Your Own Home

Another aspect of the convenience of telemedicine 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. Telemedicine 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 telemedicine appointment, 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.

Schedule a Telemedicine Virtual Visit with a Gastroenterologist at Digestive Healthcare Center

At DHC, we are thrilled to now offer virtual telemedicine visits 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 a telehealth visit 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. We look forward to helping you stay on top of your digestive health! 

Make an Appointment for Comprehensive Digestive Care in NJ

At Digestive Healthcare Center, we want each patient at our three offices in New Jersey to feel confident about their digestive health. We encourage you to contact us today to make an appointment with one of our expert gastroenterologists – don’t wait to start putting your digestive health first!

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