With the convenience of telehealth, you now have the opportunity to consult with your doctor without leaving your home. At AZZ Medical Associates, located in Brick Township, Hamilton Township, and Ewing, New Jersey, our primary care providers are available for telehealth appointments every day of the week from 8 am to 9 pm. Whether you require prescription refills, scheduling of lab tests, or treatment for an acute health issue, telehealth is a valuable resource. Reach out to the nearest office today to request a telehealth consultation, or conveniently book your appointment online.
Telehealth, alternatively known as telemedicine, is the utilization of smartphones, computers, and tablets to electronically exchange medical information. Although telehealth was initially developed more than 40 years ago, it gained widespread popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. Since then, it has emerged as one of the fastest and most convenient methods to consult with physicians and other healthcare professionals.
At AZZ Medical Associates, our team offers a range of services through telehealth, including:
– Diagnosing acute illnesses and injuries
– Reviewing lab tests, X-rays, and other diagnostic procedures
– Providing health counseling
– Making referrals to medical specialists
– Facilitating prescription refills
Telehealth is particularly beneficial for monitoring chronic conditions like diabetes. Through regular telehealth visits, you can learn effective strategies to manage your blood sugar levels and proactively identify any potential issues before they escalate.
The primary advantage of telehealth is its convenience. By having virtual appointments with your healthcare provider over the phone or through the internet, you can avoid the need to leave your home, endure traffic, or be in close proximity to others in a waiting room.
Telehealth proves especially beneficial for individuals with children or those responsible for the care of elderly family members. It eliminates the need to find a babysitter or alternative caregiver. Additionally, for busy professionals, telehealth offers a convenient solution to receive medical care without having to take time off work.
At AZZ Medical Associates, telehealth visits are customized to meet the unique needs of each patient.
During a telehealth appointment, your doctor carefully reviews your medical records and discusses your symptoms and lifestyle with you. They may conduct a virtual examination tailored to your specific condition. For instance, if you have a cough, they might ask you to cough so they can listen to it. If you have a swollen knee, they may request that you point your camera at it so they can visually assess any bruising or swelling.
While telehealth offers speed and convenience, it may not always be suitable for addressing complex medical issues. In such cases, if your doctor requires additional information to make an accurate diagnosis, they may request an in-person visit to the office for lab tests, diagnostic imaging, or gender-specific screenings.
For your telehealth visit with AZZ Medical Associates, it is recommended that you have the following items prepared:
1. Health insurance information
2. Any questions or concerns you wish to discuss with your healthcare provider
3. A list of all medications, supplements, and vitamins you are currently taking
4. Results from any recent lab tests or diagnostic procedures
5. Names and contact information of any doctors or specialists you have seen recently
To ensure a smooth telehealth experience, it is advisable to test your camera, microphone, and internet connection before the scheduled call to avoid any technical difficulties.
Contact AZZ Medical Associates today to request a telehealth appointment or conveniently book one online.
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