Telemedicine Specialist

The Perdido Bay Medical Group

Family Practitioner & Primary Care located in Lillian, AL

Telemedicine gives you another way to access medical care when you can’t leave home. At The Perdido Bay Medical Group, experienced family medicine specialist Daniel Spriggs, MD, and the team provide telemedicine care with the same compassionate and respectful approach you receive in the office. Call the Lillian, Alabama, office or use the online booking tool to request your telemedicine appointment now.

Telemedicine Q&A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is a remote method of health care. Instead of coming into the office, you meet with your medical care provider using your smartphone, computer, tablet, or other kind of digital technology. Telemedicine makes it easy to get the care you need from the privacy and comfort of your home. 

When might I need telemedicine? 

Telemedicine is a great fit for many different medical needs, especially everyday health issues and acute illnesses. Some common reasons that you might use telemedicine include:

  • Allergies
  • Cough
  • Colds
  • Diarrhea
  • Flu symptoms
  • Rashes
  • Insect bites
  • Pink eye
  • Headaches

Chronic disease management is one of the main reasons people access telemedicine today. Conditions like diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Alzheimer’s disease, and heart failure require ongoing care that’s very often accessible through telemedicine. 

Telemedicine visits for chronic conditions combine well with the Chronic CareIQ system, an electronic system to monitor chronic conditions remotely. The system allows you to keep in touch with the team through an app, email, or text. 

With the Chronic Care IQ system, you regularly answer short surveys to monitor your chronic conditions. If you experience any significant health changes, the team can immediately schedule a telemedicine appointment to monitor your health face-to-face using electronic conferencing technology. 

What are the alternatives to telemedicine?

Although telemedicine is incredibly easy and convenient, it’s not ideal for every situation. In some cases, the team may recommend that you schedule a same-day appointment in the office instead. 

The Perdido Bay Medical Group has private waiting rooms to minimize your exposure to others, and they maintain the highest safety standards in the office. 

Alternatively, some patients find that house calls are the best fit for their medical needs. The team can recommend a medical care solution that meets all of your needs while fitting seamlessly into your life.

What are the advantages of telemedicine?

Telemedicine offers a number of advantages, starting with convenience. You can schedule a telemedicine appointment at the time most convenient for you, and when it’s time for your appointment, you simply log into the provided link to meet with your provider via video conference.

There’s no need to drive to the office, no contact with other people on the way to your appointment, and no worries about arranging child care. 

Most telemedicine appointments are quite quick, usually around 20 minutes in total. If your provider prescribes a new medication, they can send the prescription to your pharmacy electronically.

Do you want to learn more about telemedicine? Call The Perdido Bay Medical Group, or click on the online appointment booking tool now.