Bowman Medical Group
Psychiatrists & Mental Health Providers located in Beverly Hills, CA
Telemedicine is a safe, secure, and convenient alternative to visiting your doctor. It’s ideal for people who have disabling mental health problems, which is why Bowman Medical Group in Beverly Hills, California, embraces telemedicine wholeheartedly. Find out more about the benefits of talking to your doctor on a video link by calling Bowman Medical Group or arranging a consultation online today.
Telemedicine Q & A
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine is a modern way of visiting with your health care provider without having to leave your work or home. It uses current communications technologies to connect you with your provider.
With all treatment modalities, telemedicine may not be appropriate for everyone. Your provider can discuss this treatment option with you during your psychiatric evaluation.
How does telemedicine work?
The experience is very much like a Skype call or FaceTime from your point of view. The difference between the video platform you use with your clinician is that it is HIPPA compliant. Being HIPAA compliant means that your doctor has taken the necessary steps to protect Patient Health Information (PHI) and protect patient-doctor confidentiality.
What are the benefits of telemedicine?
There are significant benefits to using telemedicine instead of visiting Bowman Medical Group in person, such as:
- Less time off work
- No travel costs
- No childcare issues
- No exposure to infection
- Complete privacy
When you have a mental health condition, you may find that leaving your home or change your routine can be challenging. Using telemedicine, you can benefit from having therapy without having to endure the ordeal of traveling to your appointment.
You might find it odd talking via a screen at first, but the novelty soon wears off after you complete your initial sessions.
There are still treatments you might need that you can’t receive via telemedicine. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a good example of a treatment that requires an in-office appointment. You still need to visit Bowman Medical Group for TMS therapy as it involves having direct magnetic stimulation to your brain.
For the most part, telemedicine’s advantages are considerable and much appreciated by patients. To find out more about telemedicine and see if it is appropriate for you, call Bowman Medical Group.