In today’s busy world, it can be difficult to find time to see a doctor for a simple cold, a rash, or other annoying, but non-critical problems. With tremendous gains in telecommunications technology, it’s now possible to see your doctor about these and other problems online, through telemedicine. Shawn Hamilton, MD, has recently added telemedicine to the services she provides. Find out more by calling her office in Irvine, California, or booking an appointment online.
Telemedicine is the ability to receive clinical care — without an in-person visit — through the use of electronic technologies and software. Furthermore, with the increasing sophistication of smartphone apps, you can now access your physicians over your phone while you’re on the go.
Telemedicine works well as a follow-up after a face-to-face visit. Dr. Hamilton can check in and discuss with you whether your symptoms have diminished or whether you’re having any side effects from any medications she has prescribed.
Telemedicine can also be used for chronic disease management, medication management, or to discuss outcomes after you meet with a specialist. With the addition of telemedicine to her practice, Dr. Hamilton is available to treat you at your convenience.
Convenience is one of the biggest advantages of telemedicine. It allows you to see your doctor without taking a lot of time away from your work or personal business and saves on travel costs.
Other advantages include:
Dr. Hamilton has simplified the setup for telemedicine for her practice. It doesn’t take much to be able to access this service.
The first step is to email her office your name, address, phone number, medication list, recent procedures you’ve had done, and your medical conditions. Once the office receives this information, the staff will send you an activation code to create your portal. At that time, you can request a web visit.
Before the visit is scheduled, payment should be made with a credit card. For your convenience, filling prescriptions, referrals, and test orders can be sent through the portal, directly to your pharmacy or test centers. This is considered a cash visit and does not require insurance. Through 2018, you can schedule a 10-minute promo visit for $45.
Telemedicine is an exciting new service added to Dr. Hamilton’s practice. Call her office to find out more details or set up your portal today. It will greatly expand your opportunities to receive exemplary care from a highly regarded physician.