Diabetic Foot and Wound Center
Wound Care Specialists & Podiatrists located in Bakersfield, CA
Not everybody has immediate access to a doctor they trust. That’s why the wound care specialists at Diabetic Foot and Wound Center in Bakersfield, California, provide comprehensive telehealth services for all their patients. Telehealth allows you to connect with the team virtually, so you don’t have to travel to see your doctor. For more information on the benefits of telehealth, call Diabetic Foot and Wound Center, or schedule an appointment online today.
Telehealth Q & A
What is telehealth?
Telehealth uses electronic devices, such as computers and tablets, to deliver health care from a distance. Through telehealth, the Diabetic Foot and Wound Center team can monitor your health and answer any questions you may have without the inconvenience of scheduling an in-person visit.
Telehealth is a safe, convenient way to talk to your doctor in an environment where you feel comfortable.
What are some common telehealth services?
The podiatry and wound care specialists at Diabetic Foot and Wound Center can perform a number of services via telehealth, such as:
- Medical history review
- Physical evaluation
- Prescription orders
- Lab test orders
- Nutrition counseling
- Treatment follow-up
Telehealth gives you the opportunity to connect with your physician in real time, so it’s important to talk to them about any new changes to your health or symptoms you’re experiencing.
What are the benefits of telehealth?
There are many benefits to telehealth if you can’t see your doctor in person, such as:
If you live in a rural area or don’t have access to reliable transportation, telehealth allows you to get the care you need, when you need it.
Many people put off going to the doctor because they don’t have the time to make it to an in-person appointment. Whether you have a busy schedule or no childcare, telehealth gives you the convenience to connect with your doctor on your own time.
Driving to and from a doctor’s appointment takes time that you may not have. Being able to connect with your doctor virtually allows you to get the care you need without eating too much time out of your day.
Many patients feel more comfortable meeting with their doctor from their home than in a doctor’s office.
If you struggle to make it to your appointments on time, telehealth gives you the flexibility to talk to your doctor and check in about your health the moment you need it. While telehealth can’t fully replace in-person visits, it’s an excellent option if you don’t have the time or means to make every appointment.
To learn more about telehealth, call Diabetic Foot and Wound Center, or schedule an appointment online today.