Sarah Miller, M.D.
Concierge Pediatrics & Internal Medicine located in Bellaire, TX & Houston, TX
It is not always easy to get in to see your doctor when you are ill, which is why Dr. Sarah Miller offers telemedicine to the families who rely on her for care. Through her practice at Simply Medicine, serving Bellaire and Houston, Texas, Dr. Miller strives to meet the diverse and dynamic needs of her patients. Telemedicine is just one example of the flexibility that defines Simply Medicine. Book your telemedicine appointment by calling the office today or spending a few moments on the online booking page.
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine connects patients and doctors when the parties aren’t physically present with one another. It’s an outstanding way to provide much-needed care in situations that are less than ideal.
While there will always be limitations to the type of care that can be delivered through a telemedicine format, having the ability to connect with your doctor from the comfort of home is a valuable resource.
In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, telemedicine is more important than ever. Dr. Miller is passionate about delivering top-quality care to the families she serves and telemedicine offers one more pathway to achieve that goal.
How does telemedicine work?
The best format for telemedicine is a video connection between doctor and patient. Many computers, tablets, and even cell phones have the capability to perform live video streaming.
In its most basic form, telemedicine allows Dr. Miller to discuss your symptoms, perform a basic visual exam, and communicate with you about what steps you should take to address your concerns.
In a more in-depth form, telemedicine allows you to use at-home equipment to gather data on your blood pressure, temperature, blood sugar, and basic lung function, then share that information with Dr. Miller.
How can I prepare for a telemedicine appointment?
It’s important that you find a well-lit and comfortable area to conduct your telemedicine appointment. Avoid noisy areas and check that your video device, microphone, and speakers work properly.
You might also consider making a list of questions and concerns to share during your appointment. Just like with a traditional office visit, it’s easy to overlook something during your appointment and having a written list ensures you get all the information you need. Keep a pen and paper handy to write down any instructions Dr. Miller provides during your session.
What are the benefits of telemedicine?
Telemedicine offers a great way for those who experience the coronavirus to get professional care and monitoring as they move through the recovery process. Coronavirus only causes mild symptoms in some, but for others the disease is far more serious.
Having access to a trusted physician is important for your health and peace of mind. Through a telemedicine appointment, you can learn how to soothe symptoms and restore your health without leaving the comfort of home.
To learn more about your telemedicine options, call Simply Medicine today or book an appointment online.