Thanks to advances in telecommunication technology, telemedicine makes it easier than ever for you to connect with your health care provider. Pete Lerza, NP, is a family nurse practitioner and primary care provider in Cambridge, Maryland. Pete offers telemedicine appointments so his patients can get the care they need at a more convenient and comfortable place. Call the office today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about telemedicine.
Telemedicine is health care from a distance. Instead of going to your health care provider’s office, you visit by phone or through a video call from a place that’s more convenient for you, like your home or workplace.
Pete provides telemedicine services through Doximity®, a secure online portal designed specifically for telemedicine. With Doximity, you get a text message right before your appointment. You click on the provided link, enter your information, and your appointment starts.
You need a smartphone, tablet, or computer and access to the internet to use Doximity.
Telemedicine has transformed health care, making it easier for you to get medical care. Pete offers telemedicine because of benefits like:
Telemedicine is convenient. You can schedule your visit at a time and place that works best for you. And you don’t need to factor in travel time or make significant adjustments to your routine.
Because there’s no need to travel to the office, you save money and time that would be spent on traveling.
Telemedicine appointments reduce your risk of exposure to contagious diseases, preventing you, Pete, or other patients from getting sick.
Pete determines if you’re a candidate for telemedicine. He would probably consider you a candidate for telemedicine if you need a sick visit or simple follow-up care for your diabetes or joint pain.
Pete might also recommend telemedicine appointments for mental health follow-ups so he can monitor your symptoms and refill your prescriptions.
A telemedicine appointment won’t work for you if you have an injury that requires wound care.
The specifics of your telemedicine appointment with Pete will depend on the reason for your appointment. However, you can expect attentive and comprehensive care.
Pete asks about your health concerns and might request diagnostic data like your weight, temperature, or home blood glucose monitoring results (for diabetes). He reviews your medical history and the medication and supplements you take.
Pete spends time talking to you about your health concerns and recommending appropriate treatment.
For follow-up care, medication refills, and sick visits, telemedicine is a convenient way for you to get the health services you need. To find out more about telemedicine with Pete Lerza, NP, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.