Pediatric emergencies make up about 20% of emergency department visits in the U.S., ranging from sprains to abdominal pain. Seasonal factors are common, as many visits between October and March are related to viral and respiratory illnesses, while April through September sees more injury-related conditions.
But whatever the reason, if you need to get your child medical help, you may need other options if you can’t make it to the medical office, and long waits in the emergency room aren’t aren’t on the table. Telehealth is a way of combining technology with healthcare to get direct help with many conditions without leaving the house. Let’s look at the ways telehealth can make a difference for you and your child.
Residents in the Davenport, Florida, area looking for ways to get help for their children without a trip to the office or emergency department can find help with Pediatric Care of Four Corners. Dr Eiman ElSayed and her experienced team offer compassionate, individual treatment for your child throughout their childhood.
Also referred to as telemedicine, telehealth allows you to connect with your healthcare specialist remotely, using existing video conferencing technology that you can access on your mobile device, laptop, tablet, or personal PC. If your child is showing symptoms of an illness, you can make an appointment with your doctor to assess your child’s condition and set up tests, get prescriptions, and address other needs that previously would have required an in-office visit.
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, there are other advantages to telehealth, including:
Getting healthcare remotely through telehealth means avoiding traffic, avoiding paying for parking, and not sitting in the waiting room with other people while your child is feeling miserable. It’s so much easier to work around your schedule.
Easier to quarantine
Being at home also means greatly reducing the risks of spreading an infection if your child has one, or getting one from other sick people waiting to be seen by a doctor. Your child can get better in the comfort of your home.
Assessment in your natural environment
Getting a telehealth appointment allows your doctor to see you and your family in your natural setting. This means if there’s anything in the house that may be causing allergic reactions, or if you need access to something you might have left home, you don’t have to worry.
Getting a telehealth visit at our practice is as simple as getting access to doxy.me, our free telemedicine platform. It requires no download, is accessible to any of your devices, and is completely confidential. All you need to do is contact us, and we’ll provide you a link for your telehealth appointment. It’s safe, convenient and will allow you to help your child while comforting them right at home.
So, if you need a telehealth appointment today, contact our office with Dr. ElSayed and Pediatric Care of Four Corners get your child on the road to recovery.