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Telemedicine

A Private Pediatric Practice & Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians located in Orlando Metropolitan area , Longwood, FL

Telemedicine

About Telemedicine

Telemedicine is a cutting-edge answer to convenient healthcare access. The One World Pediatrics team in Longwood, Florida, offers safe, secure telemedicine facilities for a range of health issues. You can talk to your child’s pediatrician via telemedicine without leaving home when they’re sick or have a chronic health problem. To learn more about telemedicine’s benefits, call One World Pediatrics today or go online to book an appointment.

Telemedicine Q&A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is a convenient way of accessing high-quality medical care. The idea is that you speak to your provider remotely rather than visiting the practice in person, which has several advantages.

First, you don’t have to get time off work or disrupt your busy life to take your child to the doctor. You can access telemedicine services from wherever it’s convenient, which for most children is at home.

Furthermore, you don’t have the hassle of arranging transport or struggling with a sick child. Using telemedicine also reduces your child’s exposure to infections on the journey and when you’re in the waiting room.

Telemedicine is, therefore, highly convenient and saves both time and money. One World Pediatrics offers telemedicine services to patients via a secure video link.

What conditions are suitable for telemedicine?

Telemedicine services are useful for routine reviews of chronic health problems. They’re also a good choice for many urgent healthcare needs, including:

  • Colds and flu
  • Skin conditions
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Joint pain
  • Dental pain
  • Allergies
  • Bronchitis
  • Acid reflux (heartburn)
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Menstruation problems

Telemedicine is often especially helpful for mental health problems like depression, eating disorders, anxiety, and substance misuse. Many young people are tech-savvy and might find it easier to discuss these kinds of health issues using a screen rather than in person.

How does telemedicine work?

Telemedicine uses technology that meets the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards. You log in to a virtual waiting room at your appointment time, and your provider joins you when they’re ready.

A telemedicine appointment is like a regular consultation in most ways, except your child’s doctor won’t be able to do a complete physical exam. However, they can view any visible symptoms, your child’s appearance, and their reactions via your device’s camera.

If your provider feels your child needs blood tests or a scan to confirm a diagnosis or that they’d benefit from an in-person visit, you can arrange one at your convenience. The advanced telemedicine software ensures the connection is secure, so no one can see or hear what you’re saying.

To learn more about telemedicine’s benefits and when to use it, call One World Pediatrics today or book an appointment using the online scheduling form.