Each day, people all over the world rely on technology to conduct business, attend virtual meetings, and telecommute to the office. Telemedicine uses today’s communications technologies to deliver health care services to you when you can’t physically get to your practitioner’s office. Maria Jefferson-Walker, DNPc, APN, FNP-BC, owner of Hope Wellness Center & Spa in Chicago, is a nurse practitioner who offers people in the Beverly, Chicago area the convenience of telemedicine as part of her direct primary care approach to health care. To learn more, call or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.
Telemedicine is a real-time, two-way interaction between a patient and a healthcare practitioner via telephone or video conferencing. It allows medical professionals to evaluate, diagnose, and treat their patients from a distance, or whenever it’s not possible for you to be physically in the same location. Telemedicine is often part of concierge medicine and direct primary care practices.
Along with the benefit of being able to see your medical practitioner from a distance when you need medical attention, telemedicine comes with several other benefits for both you and your healthcare provider. Some of these include:
Maria provides her patients with the convenience of “video visits.” Through video chat, she can often evaluate symptoms of uncomplicated, acute conditions, such as:
In many cases, you can effectively treat these temporary conditions with over-the-counter medications, or home remedies and rest. But, it’s good to know you have quick access to a medical professional, just to be sure it isn’t something that requires additional medical attention.
If you live in the Chicago area and you’re looking for a more comprehensive and convenient approach to health care that includes telemedicine with your primary care provider, call or schedule a consultation with Maria and the caring medical team at Hope Wellness Center & Spa.
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