Telemedicine

Primary & Alternative Medical Center

Jean Welsh, MD

Family Medicine Practice located in Silver Spring, MD

If you can’t get to the offices of Primary & Alternative Medical Center in Silver Springs, Maryland, you can still receive treatment or medical advice. Telemedicine allows you to connect with Dr. Jean Welsh and other members of the practice via a video call from your home or office. To find out more about the center’s telemedicine services and how they could be of benefit to you, call the office today.

Telemedicine

What is telemedicine?

Sometimes, it may be impossible to get to the doctor’s office. This can be due to illness, physical limitations, weather, or scheduling conflicts. Other times, you may have a simple question, need a follow-up appointment, or require a short consultation not worth a trip back and forth to the doctor’s office.

In cases such as these, telemedicine is an ideal option. Using the video call function on your device, you can have a one-to-one appointment with a professional at Primary & Alternative Medical Center.

This service enables your doctor to see you and view any visible symptoms you may be experiencing, such as rashes or swelling. From the telemedicine session, your doctor can prescribe medication, provide care instructions, or determine if a specialist is necessary.

What types of conditions can be diagnosed or treated with telemedicine?

The most common types of conditions that can be diagnosed with telemedicine are:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Asthma
  • Bladder infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds and Flu
  • Infections
  • Insect Bites
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Rashes
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin inflammation
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Sports Injuries

A telemedicine session can also allow your doctor to see how you're healing or recovering. The staff can also review follow-up care instructions with patients once they are home, or answer specific questions about home treatment or care.

How can I arrange for a telemedicine session?

All patients need to work with the staff at Primary & Alternative Medical Center to set up a login through the patient portal on this website. Arrangements can be made through the office staff to schedule a time that works well for both you and your doctor.

Only patients who are already participants in the practice can use telemedicine services. The staff will have your medical charts on hand when speaking to you via a video call. It’s also essential that your provider knows your medications and medical history before recommending treatment.

Telemedicine saves patients time and provides greater convenience for receiving care. This fits in with Primary & Alternative Medical Center’s mission of providing the best possible care tailored to the needs of each patient. To learn more about using telemedicine, call the office today.

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