Medical Consultation at Your Discretion
In a world, where everything has become fast-paced and there is a lot to do in very little time; the emergence of telemedicine and virtual online clinics has made life easy for many. With all the medicine-related facilities just a click away, the worldwide web has yet again proven that its correct usage can benefit millions!
2020: the Year “Virtual” Became the New “Reality”
Long before the pandemic began, virtual clinics had begun to gain popularity owing to the feasibility and high caliber of online consultation. However, from the beginning of 2020, as businesses, the education systems, and just about everything went online, virtual clinics became a reality in the healthcare system. Given below is a list of merits of online virtual clinics.
Time Is Money, and Money Is Well … Money!
Many patients tend to travel from various parts of the country just to book an appointment with their desired doctor. This can be attributed to a lack of experienced doctors in their residential area. Once the appointment is booked, another trip is undertaken for the consultation, which unfortunately is not the end of such trips. Follow-ups and emergency visits can reduce cost-effectiveness by increasing expenditure on gas, childcare, and other supportive equipment for the elderly and handicapped. In the long run, more time and money investment are required.
With virtual clinics, you can schedule a consultation at a day and time that is suitable for you, all the while eliminating the hassle of paying increased fees as well as reducing waiting time, which is not ideal for the elderly and those with chronic and debilitating illnesses.
2. Minimizing physical contact, thus combating increased infection transmission: say bye to Covid-19
Social distancing is another reason why people have begun to opt for telemedicine. Covid-19 took the world by storm when the first case was diagnosed in early 2020, ever since then social distancing has seeped into our everyday lives at a level where physical contact with strangers can be anxiety-inducing; let alone a healthcare provider who tends to millions of patients every day.
3. Doctors, doctors everywhere! The cherry on top? One-on-one consultation!
Owing to the availability of countless doctors and physicians, you can schedule an appointment anywhere around the world. That’s right! How many times have you heard about a highly qualified doctor at the opposite end of the globe? But the expenses prevented you from getting an appointment. Say goodbye to these expenses!
Furthermore, it is interesting to note that in physical clinics, consultants are less likely to give their patients undivided attention, due to the long line of waiting patients. Another benefit of virtual online clinics is the fact that physicians are in no rush to cater to other patients and may even be able to counsel you better and cater to your specific needs as opposed to an in-person consultation.
4. Luxury: now a necessity
Due to the advancement in technology and increase in the availability of products that make life easier for the masses, the general population has become dependent on luxuries, and life without them has seemingly become difficult.
Virtual consultation can be done in the comfort of your home, with the heating or air-conditioner on, depending on what your need is. You can sit on your bed or couch, in whichever attire makes you feel at ease. Sounds like a dream, right? Not anymore!
5. Referral to in-person consultation if need be
If your doctor feels that your case needs to be consulted in person, you may be referred to specialists from the virtual appointment. This is a hassle-free process.
It is safe to say that within a few years, virtual clinics will be running the business, and this can be seen from recurrent times. Regardless of what your health condition is, it is recommended to switch to the future of medicine i.e., virtual online clinics. Prescriptions and clinical laboratory tests are provided by the doctors, and if the need for an in-person appointment is eliminated, your future correspondence with the doctor can be purely virtual.