Telemedicine eVisits From Digestive Healthcare Center
At Digestive Healthcare Center, we understand it can often be difficult to find the time to visit your doctor when you have questions or concerns. However, regular visits are crucial to your overall health and comfort, especially if you are experiencing symptoms or issues that concern you. This is why we are proud to offer telehealth electronic visits via eVisit– where you can speak to one of our physicians through the use of video-conferencing.
About eVisits- How Do They Work?
To start the process, you’ll need to create an eVisit account. Then you’ll fill out some information about the reason for your visit, and request an appointment with one of our doctors. All you need is a computer, smartphone, or tablet with an integrated camera and microphone. The eVisit app is also 100% HIPAA compliant, so any personal information you provide will be secure. During your eVisit, you will be able to talk to a doctor, ask questions, review the reason for your appointment, and even be prescribed medication (if needed).
Benefits and Risks of eVisits – Be Informed
An eVisit with a physician from Digestive Healthcare Center allows you to get your questions answered whenever it is most convenient for you, in the comfort of your own home. If you are out of the area, you’ll still be able to get in touch with one of our doctors, and receive a diagnosis or have your prescription refilled without having to drive to the office and wait in the waiting room. Your doctor will send your prescription directly to your pharmacy.
Although eVisits are a great option for many seeking medical care, there are some risks associated with the service. In some cases, the information conveyed through the eVisit may not be sufficient and further testing may be needed. For example, if you are experiencing abdominal pain or rectal bleeding, an eVisit would not be appropriate for you, as you would need to be examined in person so the cause of these conditions can be determined. If any physical tests are required, you will need to schedule an office visit. Although the quality of video and audio for the service are high, the use of technology always runs the risk of a connection issue.
Is an eVisit Right For You?
An eVisit is best suited for those who are looking for an answer to a question, urgent treatment for minor medical issues, a follow-up appointment, or a prescription refill. An eVisit should never be used in the case of a medical emergency. If you are experiencing a serious or concerning medical issue rather than one that is minor, an in-person visit may be more suited to you.
Schedule an eVisit at Digestive Healthcare Center
If you feel that your circumstance is suited for an eVisit, don’t hesitate to schedule one today! Our physicians are fully experienced and certified to diagnose and treat a variety of gastroenterological conditions, and will work with you to help get you back to living your healthiest and most comfortable life. To schedule an eVisit, please contact us today by calling (908) 218-9222.