Virtual Healthcare Services

What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is the remote delivery of real-time healthcare services to patients using information and/or telecommunications technology. It allows a patient to receive medical care at home, workplace, or virtually anywhere with good internet connectivity using state-of-the-art video-conferencing tools, audio communication, or text messaging.

How Do You Use Telemedicine Services?

On your smartphone, tablet or computer: Visit your doctor’s website/download an app

  • Fill in Your Basic Details
  • Choose a Convenient Time Slot
  • Make Your Payment Online
  • Follow the Instructions to Initiate the Consultation

What Happens During a Telemedicine Appointment?

A Telemedicine consultation typically involves real-time audiovisual communication with your doctor. Your doctor will provide clinical care and services such as evaluation, diagnosis, treatment plan, and monitoring from a remote location and advise you on how to better manage your condition. Your doctor may also prescribe certain diagnostic tests or medications, refill prescriptions, schedule a follow-up appointment, or instruct you to visit a specialized hospital depending on your condition.

When Can You Use Telemedicine?

You can utilize telemedicine services for Preventative care and support

  • Management of Chronic Conditions
  • Medication Management
  • Post-Hospitalization Care
  • Specialist Consultation
  • Follow-Up Appointments
  • Second Opinions

Benefits of Telemedicine

Telemedicine has several advantages for both patients and healthcare providers, such as:

  • Easier availability of care, especially for senior citizens and people with limited mobility
  • Avoids the need to travel to a physical meeting
  • No exposure to or spread of contagious diseases
  • No risk of hospital-acquired infections
  • Little to no waiting time for a consultation
  • Quicker second opinions
  • Access to high-quality health care for rural communities
  • Improved patient engagement and satisfaction
  • Reduced costs

Significance of Telemedicine During Pandemics

Telemedicine is proving to be necessary with the advent of the pandemic leading to individual self-quarantining and extensive lockdowns of geographical areas, making access to medical facilities difficult.

Telemedicine can act as the first line of defense, helping to curb self-medication and reduce overcrowding at hospitals and clinics. It can also help provide medical attention and solve critical health issues while avoiding person-to-person contact, without possibly exposing them to contagious diseases.

How Do I Get Started with a Telemedicine Appointment?

To schedule a telemedicine appointment with Alain Elbaz, M.D., please call +972 52 643-2312

To schedule eight telemedicine appointments with Dr. Elbaz in the United States, call (631) 604-8260.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Elbaz in Israel, call +972-52-643-2312

Disclaimer: Telemedicine is not appropriate for emergencies. In the event of a health emergency, please contact your local emergency services.