Interactive telemedicine services provide real-time interactions between patient and doctor, this can include phone conversation or online communication.
- Over a decade of experience
- Affordable treatment plans
- Patient satisfaction
- Must bring in all legally required medical documentation before starting Tele-Med
- Must have history and physical by the doctor before starting Tele-Med
- Must see the doctor in person every six months, unless doctor wants you in office sooner
- Doctor to determine schedule based on medical/legal standard of care
How it works?
- 1st visit face to face with Doctor
- Follow-up appointment scheduled with the office staff
- Pre-pay for follow-up visit
- Doctor contacts you at the scheduled time
- Prescriptions sent out FedEx same day and usually delivered next day
- Scheduled for next 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.