is when you communicate with a doctor remotely by using your computer or mobile device. It may include video chatting or sending electronic messages back and forth.
Using your computer, tablet, or smartphone, you’ll log into a secure patient portal provided by your doctor.
Here’s how a typical virtual appointment might go:
you’ll click “Start video” to be connected to your doctor or nurse.
When it’s time
for your appointment,
Good morning, Susie!
He or she will ask you questions about your symptoms and medications, may be able to
do a partial physical exam,
and can ask you to use a home monitoring device, such as a blood pressure cuff or scale to weigh yourself.
You can talk to your doctor just like you would during an in-person visit.
your doctor may send you messages via the secure patient portal to go over lab results, interpret test results, or authorize a new prescription. They may also send you follow-up instructions for further care.
After your appointment,
because it allows you to easily see your doctor for routine appointments, ask follow-up questions, and manage your medications.
If you have IBD, telehealth is great