When gut health took over Sarah’s life, she was a young mom and started to have what she considered “stomach issues.” Her bloating and discomfort continued to worsen. She had spoken with her doctor at her postpartum visit about her recent stomach concerns but felt like it was blown over. The doctor suggested that it could be related to the recent changes with having a baby or that perhaps she wasn’t getting enough nutrients since becoming a new mom. The doctor stressed the importance of self-care after having a baby to the new mom. Sarah left the appointment feeling frustrated and unheard, doubting that just being a busy mom was the source of her issues.
Initially, the answer seems rather simple — just find a HIPPA-compliant video chat platform and integrate with an electronic health record (EHR) and then start seeing patients.
Well, once one digs a little deeper, it becomes quite apparent that creating an independent telemedicine practice is a much more complicated endeavor.
Here is a list of things to consider when starting your own virtual medical practice:
First of all, let’s all acknowledge that the Covid19 pandemic of 2020 has had an impact on all of our lives, from the very youngest to the very oldest. And while we as parents and pediatric professionals are justifiably concerned with the effects of the pandemic on our children, we should also be addressing the effects of the pandemic on ourselves. We will be better caregivers and professionals if we take care of ourselves too.
Women’s health encompasses a wide range of conditions. Typically, women seek out providers specializing in gynecology (OB/GYN) for the evaluation and treatment of female-specific concerns. Having a gynecologist whom you can trust and contact at any time is key to a healthy doctor-patient relationship. Fortunately, with the increased adoption of telehealth, gynecologists are now offering their services online.
Tele-gynecology allows women to avoid the hassles of having to make an appointment, sit in a waiting room, and deal with the receptionists and assistants. While a physical examination may be necessary to evaluate some complaints, many conditions can be managed via telemedicine.
The coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy, including a soaring unemployment rate. Whether you have been furloughed or terminated from your work, it is very likely you may have lost your healthcare benefits.
Meet Holly. A busy solopreneur, she’s happy to be bouncing back from a nasty respiratory infection. As her antibiotic course is coming to an end, she notices disturbing changes to her body. She does a quick search online and learns that she probably has a vaginal yeast infection. The antibiotics did it.