On how many occasions have you taken time out of your day to drive to the doctor’s office and wait in the waiting room, just to see your doctor for only a few minutes? At Digestive Healthcare Center, we recognize how valuable your time is. We are proud to now offer telehealth electronic doctor’s visits via eVisit, a service that allows you to speak with one of our specialists through the use of video-conferencing. This service allows us to improve our accessibility for our patients, keep reading to learn more about how this convenient service works.
When Should You Use eVisit?
eVisit is best suited for patients who need to see a doctor for a quick treatment, request, or question. This can include a digestive health question, a follow-up appointment, a prescription refill, or urgent treatment for a minor medical issue. In most cases, talking to your doctor about your symptoms and medical history ends up being 90% of your appointment, so eVisit gives you the opportunity to see a doctor in your own home, on your own time. Of course, certain conditions would require a physical examination- if you schedule an eVisit and your doctor needs to see you in person, you can schedule an appointment at one of our offices as a next step. eVisit should not be used in the case of a medical emergency.
Create an eVisit Account
The first step to scheduling an eVisit with one of the doctors at Digestive Healthcare Center is to create an eVisit account. You’ll have to answer some questions about the reason for your visit, which will give your doctor the background needed to properly address your concerns. Then, you will click the “request eVisit” button at your scheduled appointment time! Your request will be sent directly to your doctor.
Connecting with Your Doctor
When your doctor is ready to see you, eVisit will let you know. When you accept the visit, you’ll be connected with your doctor via video chat, but you’ll need a couple of things first. You just need a smartphone or computer that has a camera and a microphone, so that full communication with your doctor will be possible. You’ll then be able to video chat with your doctor, ask any questions you may have, and speak to them about the reason for your appointment. If needed, they can refill your prescription, and it will be sent electronically to your pharmacy to be picked up at your convenience.
Take Charge of Your Digestive Health
With eVisit, you’ll be able to see one of our doctors and ask any questions you have without ever leaving your home. We are thrilled to offer this service because staying on top of your digestive health is very important for your overall health and daily comfort. Gastroenterological conditions can cause a high level of discomfort and disrupt your daily life, so getting prompt treatment is the best way to consistently take care of yourself. eVisit makes our doctors even more accessible to those who have difficulty leaving their homes or simply can’t find the time to come see us in person.
Schedule an eVisit at Digestive Healthcare Center
As you now know, eVisits are quick and easy to set up, and you’ll be talking to a doctor in no time! We encourage you to reach out to us if you have any health concerns, whether you’d like to set up a video conference or see us in person. We provide a number of treatments and procedures to address common digestive health conditions, and we will work with you to determine the cause of your symptoms and help you find relief. To learn more about all we have to offer, don’t hesitate to contact us today.