Telemedicine Specialist

Family Health Center of Bastrop

Multi-Specialty Medical Group in Bastrop & Smithville, TX

Telemedicine offers an easy, flexible way to get quality care from home without going into the office when you have a health concern. The team at Family Health Center of Bastrop offers HIPAA-compliant telemedicine services to those in and around Bastrop and Smithville, Texas. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a busy executive, or are homebound, call today or schedule an appointment online to see your provider via telemedicine.

Telemedicine Q & A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is a way for you to connect with your provider at the Family Health Center of Bastrop from the comfort of your home or office. Using a HIPAA-compliant platform to ensure utmost confidentiality, you connect with your physician remotely via video call when you have health concerns or need follow-up care. 

Using your phone, computer, or tablet, your provider completes a simple visual exam. They ask questions that help address your concerns, make a diagnosis, and order interventions from their office. 

If your provider recommends medications, they call them into your pharmacy for pickup later. The team at Family Health Center of Bastrop sets up any recommended follow-up testing or interventions that need more direct care.

How can I benefit from telemedicine?

Telemedicine could be a valuable part of quality geriatric care, children's health management, comprehensive men's health, women's health care, chronic disease management, and concierge medicine. 

You may benefit from telemedicine if you are:

  • Homebound 
  • Without transportation
  • Without childcare 
  • Have a busy schedule
  • Are immunocompromised 

Telemedicine might be the answer for those concerned about exposure to germs or illnesses if they were to see their doctor in person.

When is it appropriate to use telemedicine?

It is appropriate to use telemedicine when you have symptoms or concerns that your provider can assess using direct questions or at-home equipment you may already have. Typically, you could use telemedicine for the same situations as you would use an urgent care clinic. 

Telemedicine could be a valuable resource if you or your child has:

  • Ear pain 
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Cough and congestion 
  • Dermatitis or skin rash
  • Sexual health concerns 
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Yeast infection
  • Allergies
  • Pink eye or conjunctivitis 
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Minor cuts or burns

If you have a chronic disease management plan or need general surgery follow-up, your provider may recommend telemedicine to manage your care. If telemedicine is not the best way to treat your health concerns, the team at Family Health Center of Bastrop helps ensure you get the level of care you need. 

To schedule a telemedicine visit with your provider, call or schedule an appointment with the Family Health Center of Bastrop today.