Telemedicine

Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care -  - Family Medicine

Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care

Family Medicine located in Santa Cruz, CA

Never before has accessible health care been so vital. There are many reasons why an in-person trip to the doctor’s office may not be possible, but if you’re sick or in pain, you still need the assistance of a medical professional. At Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care, Jeannine Rodems, MD, FAAFP, and Adam Yarme, MD, offer telemedicine so you can still get the care you need from the comfort of your home. Call the practice in Santa Cruz, California, today to find out more or request a consultation online.

Telemedicine

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is remote medical care. It allows you to consult with a medical professional without leaving your home. Telemedicine consultations can take place over the phone, through online portals, via video conference, and even through apps.

Telemedicine can offer an efficient, effective solution if you need medical help for general non-serious complaints, including:

  • Possible infected cuts
  • Repeat prescriptions
  • Follow-up consultations
  • Allergies
  • Insect bites
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Sickness and diarrhea
  • Pink eye and similar conditions
  • Psychotherapy

If you need medical help but can’t leave your home, schedule a telemedicine consultation with Dr. Rodems or Dr. Yarme, and receive peace of mind.

What are the different types of telemedicine?

There are three types of telemedicine: interactive medicine, remote patient monitoring, and “store and forward.” Here’s a closer look at each. 

Interactive medicine

Interactive medicine is when physicians and patients communicate in real-time.

Remote patient monitoring

Remote patient monitoring allows physicians to access patient data collected through mobile medical equipment, like blood sugar levels and blood pressure.

Store and forward

Store and forward allows caregivers to share relevant and essential patient health information with other medical professionals if it assists in the patient’s care program.

Dr. Rodems and Dr. Yarme offer telemedicine appointments. If you have a medical concern, speak with them today.

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

While some people may worry that telemedicine doesn’t offer the same level of care as an in-person consultation, that’s not the case. 

There are many benefits to scheduling a telemedicine consultation. For example, it can reduce the number of instances when a patient has to visit an emergency room. Other benefits include:

  • Fast diagnosis
  • Preventive care
  • Saves time
  • Convenience 

If you’re in a situation where it’s wiser to schedule a telemedicine consultation rather than an in-person visit, call the team at Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care for assistance. You can schedule an appointment by phone or through the online booking tool.