What is telemedicine?
For New Yorkers
Chances are, you have found yourself in need of medical advice and attention when you are dead busy, or physically incapable of having an in person consultation. We sympathize with that and provide telemedicine as an alternative. Just give us a call and tell us how we can help, and our physician will contact you immediately to tend to your needs. Telemedicine is also an excellent option if you are out of town and in need of a doctor. So next time when you are tempted to brush off your medical issues to avoid the hassle, give telemedicine a try - there is always a way we can help.
From Out Of Town
Being in a foreign place can be overwhelming, looking for a doctor in a foreign place can be even more so. Studio Med understands that and that's why on top of our concierge house call services, we also offer telemedicine as an option to our beloved visitors. If you experience any discomfort, in need of medication you forgot to bring from home, or have any questions regarding your health, our physicians are more than happy to provide medical care for you and make your stay here in New York City a safe, pleasant, and enjoyable one.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is a fast and convenient way for patients to get in touch with doctors regarding their health. It is done usually via a phone call or a video conference depending on the situation.
With telemedicine, patients do not have to commute to the doctor's office, wait to be been, and delay their consultation and treatment; patients also save time and trips to their doctors with telemedicine when all they have is a simple question that can be answered adequately over the phone.
For example, if you are unsure whether you need to go to the emergency room, or if your cut on the finger requires stitches, our physicians here at Studio Med can help you determine those things with the help of phone consultations, pictures, and video calls. If you are traveling to or from another country and in need of a doctor on the go, Telemedicine can offer you the comfort of quality healthcare.
2. What happens during Telemedicine?
During your telephone consultation, our physicians will be taking your medical history and listening to what you are going through attentively. They will also ask detailed questions and guide you through identifying symptoms and signs to determine what your diagnosis is.
After the diagnosis, the doctor will then devise a treatment plan and explain it to you in details. If your treatment involves medications, they will be called in to the pharmacy of your choice or the nearest pharmacy.
In some cases, the doctor might determine that you should be seen physically, either because of the nature of the situation (e.g. a patient requiring stitches) or because a physical exam from a physician is necessary. If you are not sure whether or not you need to physically visit Studio Med or other medical facilities, give us a call and we can help you make the decision with our Telemedicine services.
3. Who is Telemedicine for?
While everyone can benefit from the convenience of Telemedicine, below are some of our most common patients:
- Patients unsure whether or not they require medical attention
- Patients with chronic non-life threatening illness
- Patients traveling to and from another state or country
4. Can I still call Studio Med if I do not live in New York?
Yes you can! Given that Studio Med is 24/7 everyday of the year, patients from around the country have used our telemedicine services for convenience. No matter what state you reside in, our team will always be here for you.
5. Can I get my prescriptions with Telemedicine?
Absolutely! Studio Med works with multiple 24/7 pharmacy here in New York City. If the physician is prescribing medications for you, we will call the prescription in to the pharmacy of your choice or the nearest pharmacy around you. If you live outside of New York State, all you need to do is give us the name and phone number of the pharmacy of your choice, and we will call the prescription in right away. Depending on how busy the pharmacy is, medications are usually ready within 30 minutes to an hour.
6. Can I have my prescriptions delivered to me?
Yes! We understand that it is tough to tread to the pharmacy and wait a long time for your medications when you are sick. This is why Studio Med offers prescriptions pick up and delivery services to all of our New York patients' homes, hotels, or offices so you can focusing on your recovery.
7. How long is a Telemedicine consultation?
It varies depending on the complexity of the situation. Generally speaking, a consultation lasts 15-30 minutes.