If you’ve ever met with your healthcare provider, you know that telehealth is a little different than traditional health care. Despite its differences, telehealth has a variety of benefits that go beyond the capabilities of a traditional clinical setting. At Weekend Whitecoat, we provide nurse practitioner telehealth services so you can save time and money. If you’re new to telehealth and have never met with a provider via online services, we’ll outline a few things that you can expect.
Continue serving underserved areas
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants often work in underserved areas to ensure that people in rural or low-income areas have access to medical care. Telehealth doesn’t change that. In fact, health care is much more accessible with the help of nurse practitioner telehealth services. Meeting with your provider using a video chat is a much easier and more efficient method of having an appointment because you’re eliminating travel time between home and the clinic. For those who live far away from the city or suburbs, this is a great way to save time on travel.
Affordable health care
With clinical health care comes a lot of overhead. Not only are you paying for medical care, but the money you pay also goes toward operating and maintenance costs for the clinic itself. These operating costs are slashed with the help of telehealth as there is no need for exam beds, waiting rooms, or equipment sterilization. Telehealth provides a minimalistic setting in which your provider can examine you without including unnecessary charges. Meeting with a telehealth provider is an affordable and effective option for anyone looking for either.
Shorter wait times
We’re all familiar with the long wait times that come with traditional clinical settings. You often show up 15 minutes early as you’re asked, then wait 20 to 30 minutes beyond your appointment time. Once you finally get brought back to the exam room, you have to wait another 20 minutes to be seen by your provider. This is because they often get backed up with a few patients here and there, which then makes it so you have to wait much longer at the end of the day.
While getting caught up with patients here and there can still happen with telehealth services, it’s not going to have as much of an effect on your schedule. Part of this is because you’re either at home or in the office and can continue to go about your day.
Telehealth provides a high level of flexibility that isn’t available in clinical settings. Typically, a family medical provider will have strict office hours where your access to a physician is limited. Additionally, you’re limited to what you can see your primmer care provider for as your insurance won’t pay for certain conversations you might need to have with your doctor.
At Weekend Whitecoat, we want to give each patient the time that they need to discuss their health and any concerns they might have. We want you to be able to have a relationship with your medical provider so you not only feel comfortable with him but also get the care that you deserve.
Get started with Weekend Whitecoat
If you’d like to learn more about our nurse practitioner telehealth services, get in touch with our team today. You can schedule your appointment by giving us a call at 410-999-1742 or sending a message using our contact form. At Weekend Whitecoat, we want you to get the care that you deserve so we provide a better way to manage your health.
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