The Many Benefits of Telemedicine

During the current pandemic and beyond, It can be reassuring to know that a doctor is merely a phone call away. Welcome to the new world of telemedicine and its myriad benefits. When it’s difficult to see your doctor in person, consult Medical Director Cary Nelson, MD, Executive Director Kari Hawkins, DC, and our talented staff at Advanced Integrative Medical Center in Redondo Beach, California, through a virtual telehealth appointment.

Get back on your feet without ever leaving your house

Our providers offer videoconferencing to discuss your medical issues. You simply:

  • Request a virtual appointment through our online scheduler.
  • Receive a calendar invite.
  • Fill out your digital registration.
  • Upload any photos that might help us assess your concerns.

It’s that easy. No matter where you live, you can count on Dr. Nelson and our compassionate staff for high-quality healthcare.

During your teleconference

We review your problem to decide whether you need in-person care. Our doctor can write or renew your prescriptions and discuss treatment options. Many issues don’t require an office visit and can be resolved virtually. At the very least, we restore your peace of mind before your next appointment.

Major benefits of telemedicine

A telemedicine appointment saves you time and money, eliminating the need for child care or a day off from work. Most importantly, during the COVID crisis, we offer safe and convenient medical care without the need for you to come into our office.

Save time by preregistering your:

  • Medical history
  • Symptoms
  • Medications
  • Allergies

Through high-definition videoconferencing, Dr. Nelson and our staff offer a convenient alternative for diagnosing sudden and/or chronic symptoms. As of March 6, 2020, Medicare temporarily pays providers for telehealth services due to the pandemic. These services are also  covered by many insurance plans.

How to prepare for your virtual appointment

Compile a list of current symptoms and specific questions beforehand to best use our telemedicine services. During your call, remember to take notes. And rest assured, telehealth calls are safe and secure, just like an in-office visit. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) protects your health information from being disclosed without your consent, whether online or in person.

See eye-to-eye

Videoconferencing with Dr. Nelson enables you to discuss your concerns face-to-face, just as you would during a regular office visit. Whether you’ve already established a bond with Dr. Nelson or meet online for the first time, your telehealth appointment provides a great solution for social distancing. We can frequently diagnose your condition and propose treatment options. We also offer a virtual follow-up for:

  • Post-surgical concerns
  • Pain management
  • Care for chronic conditions, such as arthritis
  • Advice prior to your scheduled on-site appointment

When life places speed bumps on your path to good health, slow down and get help painlessly through telemedicine. Call us at 424-210-8093, schedule a virtual telehealth session, or book an in-person appointment online today.

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