Services We Offer Remotely via Telemedicine

Today’s technology enables doctors to extend services to patients with orthopedic needs at a distance. Telemedicine involves the use of phones, mobile devices, and computers to connect with health care providers and access care.

Here at The Spine Institute of Southeast Texas, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Jones, II offers telemedicine appointments to help patients stay connected. Through televisits, you can access expert orthopedic care from the comfort of your home or office. Read on to learn about the services you can access remotely.

Telemedicine enhances health care access

With telemedicine, Dr. Jones uses electronic communications technology to care for patients with orthopedic needs in situations where an in-person office visit isn’t necessary. Telehealth visits play a key role in providing ongoing care without you having to travel to our Southeast Texas offices.

While some orthopedic care is hands on, Dr. Jones can perform various aspects of your care through remote visits. Here’s a list of things we can do through telemedicine.

1. Receive remote diagnosis

Injuries of the joints, bones, and other components of the musculoskeletal system are the most common reasons patients visit the doctor. You can use telemedicine to receive the same level of orthopedic care as you would receive during an in-office visit.

There are many situations where patients can use telemedicine to receive a remote diagnosis. If you’ve had a physical exam and image testing done already, Dr. Jones can use this information to make a diagnosis.

2. Receive treatment recommendations

Using telemedicine, Dr. Jones will review your relevant medical information, including any test results, and discuss recommendations for the next steps in your care. You can receive treatment recommendations for conditions including, but not limited to: 

 Dr. Jones has extensive experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system.

3. Review imaging results

Dr. Jones also uses imaging tests to help make a diagnosis and create the most appropriate treatment plan. After your telemedicine visit, he may order relevant imaging tests, including:

The X-ray and MRI are the most common imaging tests used to diagnose orthopedic conditions. If you’ve had imaging done already, you can make a televisit appointment to receive your results. Dr. Jones will review your imaging results and discuss them with you.

4. Discuss new or existing symptoms

It’s wise to talk to Dr. Jones if you have new symptoms or experience an exacerbation of your existing symptoms. You can schedule a televisit if you experience symptoms such as: 

It is important to listen to your body and make us aware of any worsening symptoms. 

5. Track treatment progress

Existing patients can use telemedicine to work with Dr. Jones to track their treatment progress. Whether you’re performing at-home physical therapy exercises, are taking prescribed medication, or have recently had a procedure, staying connected to us so we can track your process ensures that your current treatment is effective.

Convenient access to expert orthopedic care

Patients with musculoskeletal injuries and conditions must often manage discomfort and restricted mobility on a daily basis. The ability to schedule a televisit for continuing

care means you can remain in the comfort of your home without making extra arrangements

to attend an in-person appointment. Telemedicine makes it convenient for patients to share health information, access expert care, and stay on top of their health.

What to expect from your televisit

A telemedicine appointment will feel familiar, as it’s similar to an in-office appointment. It may start with speaking with a nurse to gather routine information, followed by your virtual visit with Dr. Jones. Remote visits may be provided via videoconference or over the phone. 

From there, your provider coordinates your care and addresses your orthopedic health needs. You can expect the same high-quality care you’ve come to expect.

Dr. Jones encourages new and existing patients with orthopedic needs to access telemedicine services for your spine and joint care. Book your televisit here or call the office nearest you to request a telemedicine appointment today. We have offices in Pearland, Houston, and Lake Jackson, Texas.

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