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Maintain Access to your Doctor Wherever You Go

Maintain Access to Your Doctor Anywhere You Go

Laws approving Telemedicine were passed in 2014. Back then it was considered modern and “space age”. I started offering Telemedicine in 2015. More recently, many more patients have taken advantage of it. Check out the video at the bottom of the post. It goes on to explain why Telemedicine is now being referred to as the future of medicine.

Telemedicine is a 2-way audio/video conference with your doctor that occurs at a distance. You can sit in the comfort of your home and speak with your doctor confidentially on a secure line via the computer. This is a line that only you and your doctor can access.

Telemedicine is meant for non-emergency situations and acts as an adjunct to the care you are already getting.

To participate in Telemedicine all you need is a computer with a video camera and a high speed internet connection. You can connect with your doctor from your home, car, or office.

There really are two types of Telemedicine. The Tele-Doc model is currently the dominant model. The Tele-Doc model involves a brief visit between a patient and a doctor neither of whom have previously met. The doctor offers a solution to the patient’s complaint and the two most likely will never meet again.

Natural medicine requires a strong doctor patient relationship. Therefore, the Telemedicine model that I follow is based on a more intimate doctor patient relationship. A relationship based on trust. In this case the patient feels that their doctor truly cares about them and has their best interest at heart. The doctor on the other hand is familiar with the person’s history and their particular needs. Today people don’t think twice about taking a job in Dubai, or moving to Hawaii. Now with Telemedicine you can keep the doctor that you know and trust and be able to access him or her at your convenience. It no longer matters that you will be moving to Houston for work, your doctor can still assist you with your natural health needs wherever you are.

Here are a few examples of how patients have utilized Telemedicine in a pinch…

I recently had a new patient who travels a lot for business and admitted to utilizing Telemedicine for a sinus infection that she developed while traveling. I was able to call in a prescription for her so that she would be able to fly back home.  (Tele-doc model)

Another patient of mine lives in South East Asia part of the year. She had some health concerns and wanted a second opinion from a doctor whom she trusted. I was able to direct her towards the proper care that she needed.

 The ways telemedicine makes your life easier…

  • One call or email to your doctor is all that is needed to set up the appointment.
  • Choose the date and time that is convenient for you
  • No time wasted traveling to and from appointments
  • No transportation required
  • No interference with your busy day.
  • No need to get a babysitter.
  • No time lost from work.
  • Keep your same doctor no matter where you are
  • You feel good that you took care of your health and didn’t ignore something that could have gotten worse over time.

Telemedicine technology makes it easier for you to access your healthcare needs.  Especially moms, business executives, frequent travelers, and people with transportation issues.

You can get started on a plan designed specifically for you all without leaving your home.

With the click of a button you can have the doctor come to you. No change from your daily routine, no wasted time, no waiting. Better service without compromise.

I honor You,

Dr. Purcell

P.S. Telemedicine has countless benefits. The biggest one that stands out here is increased accessibility.

Dr. Andrea Purcell

A trusted and well-respected Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Purcell has been in private practice for over twenty years. Dr. Purcell is a published author and has a women’s specialty practice for hormone balancing, weight loss, mystery illness, and gastro-intestinal concerns. Dr. Purcell assists her patients by identifying the underlying cause of disease and removing obstacles that impede the body's natural ability to heal. Drugs and surgery are used as a last resort. She believes that increasing health on the inside shines through to the outside.

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