All too often, consultation with specialists is inconvenient due to the distance and inability to schedule an appointment time. Our new telemedicine program eliminates many of these obstacles to health care access. This state-of-the-art computer conferencing system permits real-time communication between patient and physician regardless of the distance involved. Sensors attached to the monitoring equipment transmit patient vital signs and other health indicators for the doctor’s analysis for simultaneous review during the appointment.
Some of the benefits of Telemedicine include:
- Allows the patient to remain in their community while receiving specialized care
- The specialist can diagnose and recommend treatment immediately
- Benefits patients who are unable to travel longer distances due to transportation difficulties, cost of travel/gas, or other limitations
- Maintains the relationship between the primary care provider (PCP) and the patient
If you have been referred to a specialist but are having difficulty scheduling an appointment, talk to your primary care provider about scheduling a telemedicine consultation at Franklin Medical Center.