Online Medical Consultations

December 15, 2016

 

In this age of the internet, distances between us have grown smaller and tasks that would have required a lot more effort, and travelling can easily be done from the comfort of your home. With the passage of time, the relationship between the physician and the patient has also changed, as more and more information is available at the click of the button and the patients have become more informed and can make better choices in their healthcare.

 

This overflow of information has also made it very hard for people to discern which information is trustworthy and can be relied on. For this, the use of verified physicians sites is best for those who want the trust that comes with the profession as well as to save themselves from travelling to a clinic and waiting in lines to get themselves checked.

 

With the variety of information that can be sent over the internet, it has become very easy for doctors to check patients here. The most important part of the interaction is the history and the examination required to reach a Diagnosis.  History is a series of questions relating to the presenting complaint and a series of events of what lead up to the problem. Other important issues related to comorbid diseases that the patient may suffer from and past medical and surgical history can also be quickly determined. A good doctor can reach a firm diagnosis by only asking these question but some hidden disease require a more thorough examination.

 

Many of our health problems have nothing to show except for the pain and discomfort felt by us which help determine the cause of the complaint. Other issues may present as a manifestation on the patient's visible skin and mucosa.

 

These problems can be more closely examined by the patient taking a picture and sending it to the online physician, which helps with prompt diagnosis. These two combined will give a doctor enough information to correctly diagnose and send his/her patient an online prescription or advice to follow up. Such is an excellent way to deal with a majority of problems seen by the general population as there is simply no need for the patient to come to the hospital if he/she can be diagnosed over the internet. It saves time, efforts and keeps the patient at ease as well as sharpens the doctors’ skills by taking away the option of useless test most mediocre doctors’ use as crutches.

 

For those patients who are suffering from a significant disease that requires prompt examination from a doctor and further test can also be diagnosed over the internet and told to visit their nearest physician as they see fit. The online availability of physicians has revolutionised the healthcare system and has made life easy for not only patients but doctors themselves, who would now be able to work from home.

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