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Telemedicine Specialist

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The Wellness Institute

Internist & Medical Cannabis Specialist located in Fort Myers, FL

Finding the time to visit your doctor’s office can be difficult if you lead a busy life. However, for those in the Fort Myers, Florida area, this doesn't have to be an issue. Jean-Jacque Vel, DO, and the team at The Wellness Institute of Fort Myers are happy to offer telemedicine appointments. To schedule your telemedicine appointment today, call the office or book online.

Telemedicine Q&A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is a service that allows patients and doctors to interact without having to meet in person. By using various technologies, such as Skype or FaceTime, patients and doctors can set up virtual appointments. This appointment is similar to a regular office visit.

During the telemedicine appointment, you will be able to discuss symptoms, health issues, or any concerns you may have. You can even upload pictures you want your doctor to see. Your doctor will also be able to talk to you about your medical history and possible treatment options. 

When can I use telemedicine as an option?

Telemedicine is useful in a variety of circumstances. If you have a busy schedule or find it a hassle to visit the doctor, a telemedicine appointment can be right for you. For those with family responsibilities, such as young children, or mobility issues, telemedicine may be your best option.

Telemedicine is also a good alternative for those who travel a lot or have several different health issues. Regardless of your reasons, telemedicine can help provide the medical assistance you need.  

Is telemedicine an effective alternative to regular office visits?

Yes. Telemedicine allows your doctor to discuss your symptoms like at a regular doctor visit. The video chat also allows the doctor to see you and assess you visually. Since medical history plays a vital role in patient health, sharing this information with your doctor during telemedicine appointments is also crucial.

In addition to general advice, your doctor can also provide prescriptions and referrals using telemedicine.

What are the advantages of telemedicine?

Telemedicine is a convenient way to schedule appointments with your doctor. Telemedicine eliminates the need to travel to your doctor’s office. Instead, you can consult your doctor from home, work, or wherever you are located.

Telemedicine also offers an economic advantage. Telemedicine appointments are often cheaper than regular office visits while offering the same services. Due to rising needs and its growing popularity, many health insurers now cover telemedicine. 

To learn how telemedicine can help you manage your health, call The Wellness Institute of Fort Myers or request an appointment online.