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Why Telehealth Doctor Visits Are Essential

Why Telehealth Doctor Visits Are Essential

In the age of COVID-19 and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it is safe to say that there are still many uncertainties to how to continue with business as usual.  One thing is for sure: healthcare providers are still open and seeing patients.  But rest assured that healthcare professionals are mindful of the risks of the spread of the virus.

For this reason, precisely, many regular physicians and doctors are opting for telehealth video appointments to meet with their patients.  Of course, for more specific medical reasons, patients will still need to come into the office – like having blood drawn, routine shots, and other procedures that cannot be done remotely.

However, especially within the last year, telehealth video appointments are the way to go.  In order to understand the benefits of telehealth appointments, let’s take a look at some of the reasons why we at Plan IV urge you to take advantage of it.

Convenience Is Key

If you are simply seeing your doctor for your yearly checkup, or for a quick medication review, then performing these checkups on a video call might be the best solution for you.  Think about it: If you live a distance from your doctor, dislike having to sit and wait in the waiting room, or otherwise, telehealth communications allow you to remain at home and wait for the call.  It can be hard to schedule a doctor’s appointment if the appointment itself does not require a lot from your end – like getting a shot or having blood drawn.  You can relax, stay home, and still speak to your doctor one-on-one at your set appointment time.

Extended Access to Physician Specialists

As an insurance agency in the industry for over 30 years, we know how few and far medical physicians are in rural and remote areas.  In fact, for every 100,000 in a rural or remote area, there are less than 50 physicians accessible.  By implementing telehealth communications, patients are a lot more likely to be able to see their doctor quicker and easier should they live a far distance away.

Additional Protection from Contracting COVID-19

Bottom line for telehealth video conferencing is to remain safe and healthy at home without heightening the risk of contracting the virus.  By staying home, and having a telehealth appointment, the risk is eliminated almost entirely.  For instance, the elderly living in assisted living or independent living communities are among the population that may be the most at-risk.  Therefore, by allowing them to stay indoors, the risk of contracting the virus becomes less of a chance.  We recommend contacting your regular care physician to find out how flexible they are in continuing to see you remotely for as long as possible.

Trust Plan IV to Find You the Right Healthcare Coverage 2020

If you do not have a healthcare plan, the health insurance professionals at Plan IV will take the time to evaluate your specific requirements to identify which healthcare plans meet your exact needs and budget.  Whether you need short-term health insurancelong-term health insurancesupplemental health insurance, dental and vision coverage, or any other type of medical coverage, we can save you time and money and give you peace of mind.

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