Is Pain Preventing You from Leaving Your Home? You Need a Telemedicine Visit

Is Pain Preventing You from Leaving Your Home? You Need a Telemedicine Visit

The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the importance of telemedicine to ensure that patients continue to access high-quality care without having to leave the safety and comfort of their home. 

Orthopedic patients have unique needs and must contend with issues such as pain and limited mobility that may make it challenging to travel for care.

Here at the Spine Institute of Southeast Texas, we understand the impact pain from an acute or chronic condition can have on your daily life, making some everyday tasks difficult. For many patients with pain, staying home as you recover is essential.

With telemedicine, you can access care from our board-certified orthopedic surgeon Thomas Jones II, MD, from the comfort of your home. Keep reading to learn how telemedicine keeps you connected to orthopedic care without the need to travel to our office. 

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine allows you to access health care remotely and conveniently. This means you can connect from anywhere. You can use your computer, phone, or other mobile device to connect with your provider and access the same high-quality care as you would in person.

What services can you access with telemedicine?

You can use telemedicine to access care for many non-urgent orthopedic issues, including:

You can also use telemedicine to:

While Dr. Jones can diagnose and treat minor problems via telemedicine, he may need to see you in person for certain services, such as physical exams or if you need an X-ray or other imaging test to diagnose your condition. 

Telemedicine Improves access to orthopedic care

Travel is often a barrier for orthopedic patients dealing with pain or conditions that limit mobility. Additionally, attending in-person appointments commonly involves making arrangements to your schedule. 

You’re less likely to miss or reschedule a follow-up appointment when you have quick, convenient access to care from your home, office, or elsewhere.  

Many patients find relief in the ability to access high-quality orthopedic care from the safety of their homes thanks to telemedicine. 

Preparing for your orthopedic telemedicine visit

Having a successful telemedicine orthopedic visit with your provider starts with preparing for the meeting. The following are things you can do to prepare for your telemedicine visit.

You can access your telemedicine appointment using video conferencing or via phone call.

If you’re dealing with pain and need to stay home, you can stay connected with care using telemedicine. Give our office a call to schedule a visit with Dr. Jones.

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We’re at a new frontier in telemedicine where patients can stay connected to your provider and receive top-quality orthopedic care using readily available technology.