Sycamore Medical Clinic
Internal Medicine & Certified Family Nurse Practitioners located in Palestine, TX
Telemedicine makes it possible to meet with your primary care physician from the comfort of your own home. At Sycamore Medical Clinic, internal medicine physician Michael Gorby, MD, PA, and the team offer telemedicine consultations to people 13 and older. To make an appointment at the practice in Palestine, Texas, call the office or click the online booking feature today.
Telemedicine Q & A
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine uses modern technologies, like smartphones, computers, and tablets, to exchange medical information via the internet. Specifically, it enables you to receive medical care from home without visiting Sycamore Medical Clinic in person.
Telemedicine has been around for years, but it’s become increasingly popular during the last decade. It’s a convenient way to stay healthy and also saves you time.
What are the benefits of telemedicine?
Telemedicine offers a variety of benefits. It makes it possible to meet with your doctor, no matter where you are; that’s beneficial if you’re sick with a contagious illness. In addition, you don’t have to sit in a waiting room and expose yourself to others.
Many parents and caretakers can’t take a break from their responsibilities, so telemedicine offers convenience. Instead of finding a babysitter or hiring a home caretaker, you can simply log in to your appointment through the computer or your phone.
Telemedicine also provides access to specialists and other medical providers not otherwise available. That’s especially true if you live in a rural area or you’re unable to drive.
What are some of the services provided via telemedicine?
At Sycamore Medical Clinic, the team offers a variety of services with telemedicine, including:
- Annual wellness exams
- Review of diagnostic tests and screening procedures
- Acute and chronic disease management
- Prescription refills
- Monitoring of health goals over time
If you require lab work, an ultrasound, or another type of in-office test, your provider can schedule an in-person follow-up appointment.
What does a telemedicine appointment involve?
At Sycamore Medical Clinic, no two telemedicine appointments are exactly alike. Your provider tailors the visit based on your age and medical history.
During your telemedicine appointment, make sure to have your web camera turned on. Depending on your symptoms, your provider might ask you to point it at your nose, mouth, eyes, or abdomen.
How long does a telemedicine appointment take?
The length of time a telemedicine appointment takes varies from person to person. If you have an acute illness, your provider can make a diagnosis and write you a prescription in less than half an hour. If you want to enroll in weight management or monitor a chronic condition, your visit might take 45 minutes or more.
To explore the benefits of telemedicine, make an appointment at Sycamore Medical Clinic by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.