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Telemedicine: how to use it efficiently?

Telemedicine enables people to connect with licensed doctors while remaining in the comfort of their home. It is a great way to avoid being in risk-prone and crowded areas where infectious diseases, such as Covid-19, are highly contagious.

During such unstable times, it is safer to stay inside, especially when feeling unwell. Telemedicine will allow you to get a clear diagnostic and relieve you of potential suspicions regarding your medical situation.

In this article, we will put the light on telemedicine and give an extensive breakdown of its many perks as well as BLACAZ’s competence in providing health plans inclusive of telemedicine for all people who wish to use it.

Telemedicine in the light of Covid-19

It is common knowledge that the best way to get a diagnostic is to go directly to a qualified doctor who will properly asses your medical condition and come up with the adequate treatment. However, whether you are incapable of physically going to a medical practitioner or would simply rather not because of a pandemic such as Covid-19, telemedicine can be a substantial alternative.

The world is facing an unprecedented pandemic. The sanitarian crisis that results from the diffusion of Covid-19 brings new challenges and constraints to individuals regardless of their nationality. Most governments are enforcing a strict confinement to decrease the infection and mortality rate. Whether you live in a state where confinement is not mandatory, it is wiser to stay home and take advantage of telemedicine.

Whatever your situation is, telemedicine is a powerful advancement that allows you to virtually consult with a doctor while safely remaining home. By not exposing yourself to an outside environment you are lowering your risks of getting infected or contaminating others. Telemedicine improves your health safety and brings the medical assistance you need in no time. Nonetheless, please keep in mind that in case of aggravated symptoms, excruciating pain or an overall degrading medical condition, it is recommended to physically consult with a doctor or call the emergency number for your country.

Symptoms Telemedicine can diagnose

Many less-severe symptoms in adults and children can be effectively assessed through an initial telehealth visit. These symptoms and conditions include:

  • Canker sores, cold sores, and other mouth lesions
  • Chickenpox (varicella zoster virus)
  • Conjunctivitis (eye infection)
  • Common cold, flu, and allergy symptoms
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Headaches, including migraine
  • Heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Insect bites
  • Minor injuries, such as sprains
  • Urine infection
  • Eczema and other skin conditions
  • Sinus pain and pressure

If you suspect you may have symptoms of COVID-19, you can visit The Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs), to help you with the investigation and treatment.

Permanent advantages of telemedicine

While telemedicine can help diagnosing respiratory infections, cold and flu symptoms, allergies as well as sinus problems it should not be used to permanently replace your regular doctor. In fact, telemedicine has demonstrated significant improvements in regular one-on-one medicine. Indeed, medical practitioners can keep helping their patients while conveniently following and checking-up on them virtually.

Along with the previously cited conditions telemedicine can diagnose, there are many other benefits. Because telemedicine may help you swiftly connect with a doctor through a phone or video call, this modern practice of medicine can lower the overall cost for a physical consultation. Telemedicine can also help you save a good amount of time by not having to go and wait in line for your turn.

Thus, not only telemedicine is an effective option during pandemic periods, but it also increases access to care for patients in medically deprived communities such as rural locations where health professionals are lacking. Patients go through long commute times and appointments which makes it more difficult for them to not only get access to a doctor but also a specialist referred by the doctor in the first consultation. Telemedicine offers a better way to consult with more specialists for specific health issues, regardless of location.

As telemedicine significantly improves the convenience of a consultation, it tends to have a positive impact on patient engagement regarding their health. Patients can regularly check-in with their so-called “teledocs” which has proved to increase their positive engagement towards their health condition. Furthermore, virtual consultations provide a greater access to care for everyone and makes it easier for most people to reach out to their doctors if they have questions or concerning symptoms that were not apparent during the first consultation.

How can BLACAZ assist you in your telemedicine needs

BLACAZ provides health plans that include telemedicine possibilities. As a global insurance partner, the company assists its customers with individual and family care. Thanks to BLACAZ’s relentless commitment to securing the highest-value health insurance plan, the firm covers your present and future needs. BLACAZ provides bespoke solutions tailored to your profile and offers a wide range of health insurance possibilities including telemedicine.

The worldwide diffusion of Covid-19 has dramatically impacted countless human lives. Government-imposed or recommended confinement has halted countries' economic activities and will result in many businesses going bankrupt. This unexpected turn of events reminds us all of life’s fragility and the detrimental importance of having our businesses and ourselves protected with the proper insurance plan. Telemedicine becomes an unparalleled tool for everyone to get a quick diagnosis and avoid getting outside and exposing themselves. Contact us today and we will assist you so you can stay inside and safely use telemedicine to your own benefit.

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