Virtual consultation with a doctor is not new to the world. Many medical practitioners consult their patients online. But it has become popular since the year 2020. With the arrival of covid-19, there is an increase in virtual consultations. According to Dr.Julian Peskin, Ob/Gyns in Cleveland Clinic’s Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute (WHI), it has been an 80% increase in the number of patients consulting virtually. The earlier percentage was 2%. So, what made this 80% of patients switch online and, what are the benefits of online consultation? Let us take a look.
Save your time
Time is free yet it is the most valuable thing a person has. If you save time, you are saving a lot. Unfortunately, it is something nobody is getting nowadays. Not even for taking care of yourself and consulting a doctor. People are so busy with work that there is a storage of ‘me’ time. Virtual consultation is perfect for you. You do have to wait in long queues for appointments. Moreover, you do not have to wait for hours, for your turn, in the clinic after getting the appointment. All you have to do is click on your screen and get an appointment with the gynecologist. There is no more waiting in long lines for it. It will save you a lot of time. Also, you will be spared from taking off from your business days. It is a win-win situation for you.
Has it ever happened that you remembered something you were supposed to tell your gynecologist, but you forgot? And you remember this in the middle of the night. You might be thinking the only option left is to write it down and tell the doctor in the next appointment. With virtual consultation, you do not have to wait long as your doctor is one click away. One of the best things about online consultation is your doctor is available 24/7. Most people have a habit of searching online, for solutions, to the symptoms/problems. But you will not get the correct info online. The most accurate answer you will get is from your doctor. Therefore, instead of clicking on any search engine, click for your doctor.
The best thing about virtual consultation is, it is boundaryless. You can have your appointment form anywhere around the world. You do not have to be present in the doctor’s clinic for your visit. With the ongoing pandemic, it is the safest option.
Privacy and Security
A common question that arises in a patient’s mind is, is virtual consultation safe, private, and secure? The answer is yes. Women have endless problems which they have to discuss with the gynecologist. Also, they want to keep this private most of the time. Therefore, you do not have to worry about virtual consultation not being secure. With online consultation, all your medical history, records, details, and prescriptions are safe and secure.
The follow-up can be a little hectic. Some follow-ups require 10 minutes. Some gynecologists believe that it is unfair for patients to come to the clinic. They can do this on the phone. So, virtual consultations are an easy way for these follow-ups to happen. You do not have to travel, and you will save your time and energy. Also, you will be at the comfort of your home, resting.
Virtual consultations are an answer to a lot of problems. You will save time, and the appointments will be private and safe. Moreover, it is one of the best and the safest options, with the pandemic around. This way, you will be safe and, you will have the solution to your problems, sitting at your home.