What to expect at your first online doctor’s appointment?

Article provide by Francis Dunn, Miami, FL

When you are feeling ill, the last thing you want to do is travel to visit a doctor. Often visiting a doctor will involve waiting for hours in a waiting room and subjecting yourself to other sick people. Not only can meeting doctors’ appointments tire patients, but appointments may also require you to take time off work or pay for additional childcare.

Telemedicine allows patients to virtually meet their doctor at a time convenient to them, in the comfort of their home. If you are new to virtual appointments here are some tips to help you prepare.

Plan – Since your virtual appointment will be at home, you will need to find a quiet space to conduct your meeting. Keep information such as your current medication, details on allergies/ health conditions, and surgeries readily available for your doctor. A flashlight can help If you need to highlight any skin conditions.

Make your appointment – You can visit an online healthcare provider to make a booking or call your doctor’s office to schedule your appointment. Some providers have applications that give you easy access to setting up your account and scheduling an appointment.

Consult with a doctor – Usually, virtual appointments will take 10-15 minutes. Your doctor will start by asking you how you are feeling and ask you to explain your symptoms. The doctor may ask you to take your temperature, check your neck for swollen lymph nodes, or open your mouth if your throat is sore.

Your diagnosis – After your doctor has given you their diagnosis you will receive a prescription for any medication and any lab tests if needed.

Francis Dunn
Francis Dunn

Francis Dunn is based in Miami, Florida. Francis William Dunn has the heart of an entrepreneur and has worked with successful companies such as DMDconnects. His expertise in fund raising has helped with multiple new start-ups in the healthcare and medical device sector. Francis Dunn is experienced in people development, online healthcare, executive management, and acquisitions. He is an advocate for healthy living and a caring father.



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