Interactive telemedicine services provide real-time interactions between patient and doctor, this can include phone conversation or online communication.
How it works?
Book a same day appointment from anywhere in Florida.
Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer
We electronically send your prescription to your pharmacy
Request an Appointment
NOTE: Please provide a valid phone number where we contact you to confirm the availability of the desired day and time for the appointment.
Peace Medical may choose to stop Tele-Med appointments anytime we feel it is necessary due to conduct, quality of care and standard of care.
The Many Ways Telemedicine Is Revolutionizing Mental Health
In the U.S. and all over the world, we are in the midst of a mental health crisis. According to U.S. News, “Over 44 million American adults have a mental health condition.” U.S. Mental Health First Aid reveals that nearly half of all U.S. men and women or 46.4% will show symptoms of mental illness during their lives.
At Peace Medical, we know that the stigma surrounding mental health along with other obstacles can prevent many–too many–from seeking treatment. Thankfully, attitudes and approaches toward mental health are changing. Here are some important ways telemedicine is changing mental health treatment.
Unfortunately, there is a severe shortage of mental health professionals in the U.S. According to Good Therapy, there are just 30 psychologists per 100,000 potential clients. With the stigma surrounding mental health slowly shifting, there aren’t enough professionals to meet the growing demand. Access to mental health professionals is particularly limited in lesser populated and rural areas.
Telehealth is directly combating the problem. Using virtual telemedicine, mental health professionals are able to see more clients or patients from more diverse locales. Not only does telehealth enable more therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists to see more patients, it also enables them to do it with significantly fewer delays.
Mental health telemedicine makes it possible for patients to track their symptoms using their smartphones or tablets, receive ongoing counsel about self-management tools, and set daily reminders to regularly and faithfully take medications. While it is difficult for professionals to track medication adherence face-to-face, if patients willingly opt into apps and tools that make it possible to track daily medication, that only improves mental health treatment and outcomes.
By meeting with a telehealth doctor Florida residents can improve their own lives and well-being–and improve outcomes in the workplace. According to a study by the University of Michigan, almost half (48%) of employees take advantage of virtual telemedicine. Virtual telemedicine offers greater access, confidentiality, flexibility when scheduling, and just about eliminates transportation difficulties. Many employees forgo mental health treatment because it interferes with their work. Introduce the ability to have a telephone consultation with a doctor or take part in teletherapy during lunch breaks and that number significantly decreases.
When it comes to mental health, healing requires diligence and ongoing effort. Telehealth provides greater options, like virtual doctors prescriptions, secure texting, and access to digital resources and self-coping measures and mental health literature–all available online. Patients who actively and frequently work on their mental health are more likely to see the fruits of their efforts.
By taking advantage of telemedicine Florida residents are being more proactive about their mental health than ever before. Telehealth directly addresses problems in the system and helps mental health professionals and patients alike to overcome them.
Telemedicine can be used to aid in the treatment of a wide variety of medical conditions. For our purposes, we offer a few different services via our telehealth program. If you’re considering telemedicine but you’re not sure whether we offer the service that you need, check out this short list of services Peace Medical’s telemedicine practitioners can help you with:
- Mental health treatment
- Pain management
- Addiction treatment programs
- Detox services
- ADD/ADHD diagnosis and treatment
Depending on the specialist you’re seeing, the range of telemedicine services that you’ll make use of will vary. For example, a mental health professional may use telemedicine to complete conduct weekly therapy sessions with their patients. Likewise, a pain management specialist might use telemedicine to determine how best to help their patient manage their chronic pain. Keep in mind that any life-threatening condition that requires an in-person exam is not a great fit for telemedicine. It’s important to consult with your doctor to make sure telemedicine is the best fit for your condition.
The uses for telemedicine are almost limitless. And the best part is that patients and practitioners can remain safe while conducting important medical treatments and consultations.
At Peace Medical, we offer a wide variety of treatments to help you achieve the healthiest and most fulfilling lifestyle possible. Under the supervision of our medical staff, you’ll receive counseling, treatment, and guidance that are all customized to your specific medical needs. With over 30 years of experience helping patients like you, there’s no doubt that you can find the treatment you need at Peace Medical.
Our telemedicine service means that we can now offer even better service to patients like you. Whether you don’t want to risk spreading illness or it’s simply more convenient for you, our telemedicine service is ready and available for you to use. Simply book a same-day appointment from anywhere in Florida, visit with a doctor via your computer or smartphone, and then pick up your prescription that we electronically sent to your pharmacy. It’s really that simple!
Don’t wait to book your first telemedicine appointment. We can’t wait to help you!