5 Benefits of Telehealth

Aug 02, 2022
5 Benefits of Telehealth
Telehealth makes it easier than ever to keep in touch with your physician even when an office visit isn’t feasible. Explore five benefits of telehealth and consider adding it to your health care plan.

Telehealth has flourished since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when making non-emergency visits to the doctor was neither safe nor feasible. Now, people continue to turn to telehealth for convenient and accessible health care. 

You can trust integrative health specialist Ajay Desai, DO, and the rest of our team at Ayan Wellness in Lakeland, Florida, to provide comprehensive functional medicine and mental health care using telehealth services for your convenience. 

Telehealth lets you visit our team using a video call instead of traveling to the office for in-person care. It’s great for check-ups, mental health evaluations, follow-up visits, medication management, and other services that can happen from afar. 

By adding telehealth to your care plan, you can:

1. Avoid catching or transmitting illness

Telehealth reduces the risks of transmitting COVID-19 and other illnesses, including the common cold, flu, and other infections. 

If you’re immunocompromised, telemedicine minimizes your contact with other people who may have infections. And if you have an infection, using telehealth keeps you from spreading it to others. 

2. Improve communication with our team

Telehealth services allow you to stay in close contact with our team for timely follow-ups and check-ins. Our team at Ayan Wellness can even make more accurate assessments using telehealth because we can observe you in your home environment. That means that you are less nervous or on edge, like many people can be when they arrive at a medical setting.

3. Avoid the cost of travel

Gas prices are on the rise, and the costs are making travel less accessible, even if you own a vehicle. Furthermore, public transportation can be inconvenient or risky for your health if you’re immunocompromised. 

Even if you can afford the cost of travel to your appointment, unforeseen issues, such as flat tires, car accidents, and engine malfunction can cause you to miss an appointment. 

With telehealth, you don’t have to scramble to find reliable transportation. Instead, just log on for your appointments while remaining at home or in your office. 

4. Miss fewer appointments

Scheduling conflicts often prevent people from making an appointment. Whether it’s a busy season at work, you have caretaking responsibilities at home, or you’re on vacation, with telehealth you can keep our team up-to-date by accessing your appointments from anywhere in the world. 

Missed appointments can have a negative impact on the continuity of your care, and telehealth helps you avoid medical issues or complications. 

5. Spend less time waiting for care

Visits to any health care office involve at least a few minutes in the waiting room or longer, depending on when you arrive. With telehealth, you can go about your day or continue working right up until the moment your appointment starts. 

That benefit translates to your in-person visits, too. As more patients opt to use telehealth at Ayan Wellness, the less time you can anticipate in the waiting room. 

Telehealth provides a comfortable and convenient alternative to many in-person visits. Explore the ways you can use telehealth in your care plan by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Ayan Wellness today.

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