Some 64% of households used a telehealth service in 2021, according to a recent study. And while much of that was driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, the popularity and benefits are likely to continue.
Our expert team at Northland Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, is pleased to offer virtual appointments to help you get your healthcare needs met from the comfort of your own home.
Take a few moments to learn more about telemedicine, including what to expect at your appointment.
Connecting with your healthcare provider through your phone, tablet, or computer can bring a range of benefits, such as:
On top of those perks, your telehealth provider can observe your home or work surroundings and suggest changes, if needed. This can be helpful if you're dealing with an injury or chronic pain issue that affects your mobility.
Virtual medical appointments can’t address all of your health needs, of course, but it can effectively support your overall health in important ways.
As far as injuries and orthopedics go, telemedicine can be used for follow-up appointments after a surgery, fracture care follow ups, and even pediatric care. In some cases, virtual exams are helpful for assessing injuries from afar when onsite medical care is out of reach.
We might also recommend a telemedicine exam for an initial consultation or maintenance check ins, if you’re dealing with a chronic condition like arthritis.
Once you’ve booked a virtual appointment at Northland Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, we’ll provide instructions for you to follow. At the time of your appointment, you’ll connect with your provider through your preferred device.
Choose a quiet, comfortable place in which to situate yourself during your session. For enhanced sound clarity, you may benefit from using earbuds or headphones.
Be prepared to discuss your health needs, including any new or changed symptoms you’ve noticed, as well as any treatment goals. Your provider will let you know if any in-person follow up care is needed.
To learn more about telemedicine or get the care you need, call Northland Orthopedic & Sports Medicine or request a virtual appointment through our website today.