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Telemedicine Specialist

The Spine Institute of Southeast Texas

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Pearland, TX & Houston, TX

If you want to save time and energy, while still receiving high-quality health services, telemedicine provides an excellent and affordable option. At The Spine Institute of Southeast Texas in Pearland, Houston, and Lake Jackson, Texas, orthopedic surgeon Thomas Jones II, MD, proudly offers a wide range of telemedicine services including diagnoses and counseling for back pain, herniated discs, and more. To request your telemedicine appointment, call the office nearest you or book online today.

Telemedicine Q & A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is a blanket term used to describe remote clinical services made possible through the use of technologies like web cameras, smartphones, laptops, and the internet. It presents an opportunity for you to meet with a doctor from the comfort of your own home. Telemedicine saves you time, prevents exposure to other people who might be sick, and allows you to discuss your overall health or any unusual symptoms you’re experiencing. 

Additionally, telemedicine allows for follow up consultations, prescription refills, management of chronic conditions, and a better overall quality of life. Appointments are confidential and private, ensuring your medical information stays between you and your provider. 

What conditions benefit from telemedicine?

At The Spine Institute of Southeast Texas, Dr. Jones uses telemedicine to diagnose and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal problems, including:

  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Lumbar spondylosis

Dr. Jones also uses telemedicine to diagnose and make treatment recommendations for degenerative disc disease, a common age-related condition.  

What happens during a telemedicine appointment?

A telemedicine appointment is very similar to a traditional in-office appointment. The only difference is that Dr. Jones is unable to conduct a physical exam. As a result, it’s important that you’re open and honest about all of your symptoms, as well as your habits and lifestyle choices. 

If you’re a new patient, Dr. Jones asks you questions about your overall health, lifestyle, and goals for treatment. He also reviews your medical records and asks you about any prescription medications or supplements you’re taking. 

If you’re a returning patient, Dr. Jones asks you about any changes in your symptoms since your last appointment and follows up with you regarding your current treatment strategy. 

Dr. Jones also sets aside time for you to ask questions or discuss concerns.  

Is telemedicine right for me?

Anyone who wants to access high-quality orthopedic care from the comfort of their own home can benefit from telemedicine. Dr. Jones offers flexible appointment times and provides the same in-depth care online as he would in office. This ensures you stay on the track toward recovery and return to your normal, active lifestyle as soon as possible. 


To request your telemedicine appointment at The Spine Institute of Southeast Texas, call the office nearest you or book online today.