How Telemedicine Works

How Telemedicine Works

Your child’s health is of paramount importance to you. Still, taking your child to see the doctor can be challenging sometimes, especially if they don’t feel well. No parent wants to uproot a child when they’re ill, and even scheduling routine medication management appointments can be daunting with work, school, sports, and other activities to consider.

At Nevada Pediatric Specialists, our providers put the needs of our patients and their busy parents first. Telemedicine visits are designed to provide many of the same services we offer in person at our offices in Henderon and Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Telemedicine visits for kids and adults have soared in popularity since the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’ve never had a telemedicine visit, here’s what you can expect.

Telemedicine basics

Telemedicine uses a computer and a secure internet connection to allow you and your child to meet virtually with your child’s doctor via videoconference. You can have a telehealth visit wherever there’s an internet connection; we recommend selecting a private area where confidential health information cannot be overheard.

As with an office visit, telemedicine visits are scheduled for specific times. Unlike an office visit where you and your child may need to spend a little time in our waiting area, telemedicine visits don’t involve any waiting — your child’s doctor connects with you via a secure video conferencing service at your appointed visit time.

The doctor asks questions about your child’s health and symptoms and discusses your concerns. You may want to make some notes ahead of time to make sure everything is covered. If your child needs medical tests or in-person services, like listening to their lungs, the doctor lets you know during your telemedicine visit.

What we can do with telemedicine

Our team offers a variety of care options through telemedicine, such as diagnosing a rash or renewing prescriptions, helping kids get treatment without leaving the comfort and convenience of home.

Sick visits

Everyone knows the best thing for illness is plenty of rest, and with telemedicine, your child can get the rest they need without having to travel to our office for a visit. Your child’s doctor can virtually prescribe medicines or additional testing to help your child get better.

Plus, by having your child’s visit in your own home, you won’t be exposing your child to other germs — or to other patients who could become infected.

Medication management

Kids with chronic health conditions benefit greatly from telemedicine services. If your child is receiving medical care for ADHD, asthma, diabetes, or another chronic medical condition, having routine checkups is important for making sure their treatment stays on track.

With telemedicine, our team can perform many of the same evaluations for patients with chronic health needs. That means your child can continue to receive top-quality care tailored to their individual needs, even as they evolve — right from your own home.

Behavioral health visits

Behavioral health issues in children can make in-person visits challenging — for both of you. Having these visits in the comfort and familiarity of your home can be very beneficial for your child. 

What’s more, by seeing your child in their own home environment, the doctor can accurately assess how current therapy is working, making changes as needed to benefit your child’s health and well-being.

Schedule your appointment

With telemedicine, there’s no need to skip school or work, travel across town, wait in traffic, or spend even a minute or two in our waiting room. Your child can get many of the same services and care we provide at the doctor’s office right in your own home. 

To learn more or to schedule a telemedicine visit for your child, contact Nevada Pediatric Specialists by calling 702-457-5437, or book an appointment online today.

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