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Telemedicine Specialist

Infectious Disease Associates & Travel Medicine Clinic -  - Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine Specialist

Infectious Disease Associates & Travel Medicine Clinic

Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine Specialists located in Las Vegas, NV

Telemedicine is a modern, technologically advanced alternative to making inconvenient trips to your health care provider. Alka Rebentish, MD, and Chukwudum Uche, MD, FIDSA, FACP, at Infectious Disease Associates & Travel Medicine Clinic provide state-of-the-art telemedicine for patients using secure, HIPAA compliant Zoom technology. Take advantage of this safe, simple way of communicating by calling the clinic in Las Vegas, Nevada, today or book an appointment using the online form.

Telemedicine Q & A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is a sophisticated technology that enables you to have a virtual consultation with your provider at Infectious Disease Associates & Travel Medicine Clinic. The meeting takes place over the internet, so you don’t have to leave home to benefit from your doctor’s expertise.

You can use any device with an internet connection for your telemedicine consultation, including your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. You receive a call from Infectious Disease Associates & Travel Medicine Clinic at the beginning of your time slot using secure Zoom software.

The software used in Zoom is fully compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). In addition, each consultation uses a private code for access to the meeting. Therefore, you can feel assured that your conversation and any information about you is entirely secure and confidential.

What are the advantages of telemedicine?

The major advantage of telemedicine is that it means you can stay home rather than having to travel to the Infectious Disease Associates & Travel Medicine Clinic office. While the practice has excellent modern and welcoming facilities, there are times when it’s more convenient not to have to make a trip to see your health care provider.

If you lead a busy life – working long hours and having family responsibilities, for example – taking time out for medical appointments can require a large chunk of time out of your day. With telemedicine, you don’t waste time and energy getting to your appointment and back again. You also save money on the cost of traveling to your appointment.

With telemedicine, you can avoid the risk of picking up infections from other patients or people you meet when traveling to and from your appointment. Telemedicine is also a much easier option if you have mobility problems or other conditions that make leaving home a challenge.

Is telemedicine as effective as an in-person consultation?

There are certain limitations to telemedicine – you can’t submit a blood sample over the internet, for instance. However, telemedicine can be a very effective way of managing many aspects of health care. 

Some of the ways Infectious Disease Associates & Travel Medicine Clinic uses telemedicine include:

  • Initial consultations
  • Follow-up appointments
  • Electronic prescriptions
  • Ordering labs
  • Discussing lab results

Your provider at Infectious Disease Associates & Travel Medicine Clinic also coordinates with primary providers and other physicians to optimize your care.

To find out more about telemedicine and see whether you could benefit from this technology, call Infectious Disease Associates & Travel Medicine Clinic today or schedule your appointment online.