Telemedicine is fast becoming a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The technology was first introduced as a way to improve patient outcomes and address health disparities in areas that are lacking healthcare professionals and specialists. Telemedicine is now being used for routine care and other medical services to support social distancing.
What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is a way of using technology to provide clinical care to patients to reduce the need for face-to-face a ppointments. Within the scope of the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine is being used to share information about treatment for patients with the virus, as well as to provide people with the healthcare support that they need during this challenging time. At Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas, we are using telemedicine to provide our patients with virtual consult services.
How is Telemedicine Used by Plastic Surgeons?
Dr. Wilcox and Dr. Morrissey are using telemedicine to monitor patients who have procedures before the Governor instituted social distancing, closure of non-essential businesses, and delays for elective procedures. We are also using the technology to offer virtual consults to patients
Can I Schedule an Appointment Online?
- Procedure that you are considering
- DOB and age
- Height and weight
- Phone numbers
- Marital status
- Medical history
After you submit the information to us through our website, we will contact you to set up a time for the appointment . We recommend that you prepare for your virtual consult by making a list of questions, setting up a quiet place in your home for the appointment, and having a computer available that has good internet connectivity, camera, and microphone.
Will Telemedicine Be Available in the Future?
We implemented virtual consult services and telemedicine services for our patients in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and have found both to be very effective and convenient. We will continue offering these services in the future, even after the COVID-19 public health crisis subsides.