A consumer survey conducted in 2019 found that 66% of Americans were willing to try telehealth medicine. At Seven Corners Medical Center in Falls Church, Virginia, skilled internal medicine physician Anu George, MD, now offers a full array of telehealth medicine services including primary care, weight loss counseling, and treatment of allergies and upper respiratory infections. To request your telehealth medicine appointment at Seven Corners Medical Center today, call the office or click the online booking tool.
Telehealth medicine, or telemedicine, is a type of health care that uses electronic technologies, such as web cameras, microphones, and the internet, to exchange medical information digitally.
Doctors have used telemedicine for more than 40 years. It’s a rapidly growing field that makes seeing a medical professional quick and efficient. Instead of scheduling an appointment and sitting in a waiting room, telehealth medicine brings your doctor to you, no matter where you are.
Anyone can benefit from telehealth medicine, but it’s particularly helpful for people who live in rural areas as well as those who cannot leave home due to physical disabilities.
At Seven Corners Medical Center, Dr. George regularly provides telehealth medicine consultations for both men and women. She’s able to diagnose and treat most conditions, including common colds, the flu, strep throat, and muscle strains. Dr. George also provides consultations for chronic ailments such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
That said, Dr. George doesn’t conduct physical exams online. If you or a loved one needs to schedule a physical, Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, or immigration physical, you need to visit Seven Corners Medical Center in person. This allows Dr. George to conduct a thorough exam and order laboratory tests or other exams.
Telehealth medicine presents an array of benefits. For one, it gives you access to medical professionals and information you might not have otherwise. During your appointment, Dr. George sets aside plenty of time for you to ask questions and discuss concerns.
Telehealth medicine is also convenient and affordable. You don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home or sit in traffic. That means no wasting gas or time. As soon as your telehealth medicine appointment is over, you can return to your normal routine right away.
If your health insurance is through Blue Cross Blue Shield, you’re covered for telehealth medicine. In addition to sick visits, Dr. George provides telehealth medicine consultations for a variety of conditions, including:
If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of telehealth medicine, request an appointment with Dr. George at Seven Corners Medical Center today. Call the office or click the online booking tool to begin.