and why is it so popular?
What started as a way to reach patients in remote locations has evolved into a popular affordable solution for everyone. The ever-rising healthcare costs that are so draining have become compounded by unclear healthcare plans, cost, and qualifications for particular healthcare plans. In fact, even if you have health insurance, another reason why telemedicine is preferred is because you don't have to take the time to travel to an urgent care clinic or doctor's office. Of course, you may have a co-pay per visit (out-of-pocket required expense). The whole event becomes offensive, expensive and very inconvenient.
It's 2019 and technology is advancing more quickly than ever before. Just a few years ago getting a taxi or ordering groceries online and having them delivered was somewhat revolutionary.
When it comes to healthcare, technology is getting smarter every day. Some of our members say, "Telemedicine is the Uber or Lyft for doctor visits". Use of mobile technology has become routine in our daily lives, as over 75% of Americans use a smartphone and 50% use a tablet, according to the Pew Research Center.
Telemedicine is a simple and effective option:
Book an Appointment
You have complete control over your own schedule and needs, whether you want an immediate doctor visit or you want to plan ahead. Scheduling an appointment for after work or school is particularly convenient.
Have Your Doctor Visit
Whether it's by phone or video call your doctor visit will generally last about 15 minutes, however you will not be rushed or incur additional charges if it takes longer. At the conclusion of your doctor visit you will receive your personal treatment plan. Your doctor may also prescribe any necessary medications
Pick Up Your Prescriptions
If your responding doctor recommends a prescription it will be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice. You can pick up your prescription at your convenience, or many pharmacies will deliver your prescription directly to you.
Technically, Telemedicine/Telehealth refers to remote healthcare services that utilize the Internet or telecommunications to facilitate healthcare without an in-person visit. These services are conducted via secure video and audio connections between you and the doctor using your phone, mobile device or computer.
The information on this website (WhatsUpDocConnect) is information that is generally available. Each person has unique medical needs based on several factors including age, genetics, body type and build, medications, exposures to illness and medical history, to name a few. Rather than relying on the general information presented on this site, use WhatsUpDocConnect to schedule a doctor visit and get answers to your specific questions and condition. If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.