As Americans slowly make their way out of their homes, risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus may rise again, which is one of the many reasons we offer telehealth services to our patients.
Dr. Moisés Irizarry-Román and our team want to ensure that you still have access to the health care you need. During these unprecedented times, many have discovered the power of communications technology when it comes to all aspects of life — school, work, and even social gatherings have all gone virtual.
At No Mercy Sports Medicine, we’re applying that same principle when it comes to your all-important health care. Here’s a look at just some of the many benefits of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Staying on top of your health
As the pandemic ground things to a halt, any health concerns you may have had were likely reprioritized, put lower on your list. Because we specialize in musculoskeletal issues, sports, as well as general health issues, we know the impact that deferring your care can have on your health.
Whether you’ve been struggling with a progressive condition like arthritis or you have a knee injury that still needs treatment, we urge you not to delay any longer in seeking our help. Don’t forget you don’t need to be suffering from an ailment. During these times, we have sometimes grown sedentary and forgot to exercise, or we have simply not kept up. Also, are our hormone levels optimized for our performance?
Through our telemedicine services, we can provide the medical attention these issues require in order to restore your pain-free movement and quality of life.
While we can’t take an X-ray via a smartphone, computer, or tablet on a telehealth visit, we can view photos, discuss your symptoms, and recommend appropriate treatments to relieve your discomfort.
Our telehealth services are not just convenient for those who are busy, for those who travel a lot. They are also ideal for anyone who may fall in the risk groups for developing serious illness from COVID-19. These groups include people who:
- Are over the age of 65
- Have asthma or chronic lung disease
- Are immunocompromised
- Have heart conditions
- Have chronic liver or kidney disease
- Are obese
- Have diabetes
If you fit any of these categories, we urge you to avail yourself of our telehealth services so you can get the medical care — and peace of mind — you need. Even if you don’t fall into any of these categories, you may be close to those who are at greater risk, which also makes telehealth a good idea.
Telehealth has you covered
Our telehealth services are HIPAA-compliant, which means your privacy is still fully protected. Your data is stored in a secure location and our telehealth appointments are confidential.
As well, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced in March that telehealth services are fully covered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following suit, most insurance companies are also covering telehealth services.
Personalized and quality care
With our telehealth services, you’re still getting the same personalized attention and quality care as you would at our offices. In fact, think of telehealth as a modern house call, as we’re able to treat you in the comfort of your own home.
To learn more about our telehealth services, please feel free to contact us.