The Benefits of Telemedicine

Oct 02, 2023
The Benefits of Telemedicine
Telemedicine provides patients with lots of benefits, especially when the provider is local. Here’s why choosing our team for your telemedicine needs is so beneficial for your immediate health and long-term wellness.

As a patient, telemedicine offers plenty of benefits, such as the ability to receive medical care from a broad range of providers. This includes accessing care from doctors and other medical professionals located far away. But while that might seem like a convenient option, it’s actually a better idea to choose a primary and urgent care telemedicine provider who’s located nearby.

As a leading medical practice with locations in Kihei, Kahului, and Lahaina, Hawaii, Minit Medical Urgent Care and Physical Therapy offers telemedicine visits in addition to in-person care through appointments and walk-in visits. Read on to learn why having telemedicine care with local care providers is a smart choice for your health and wellness needs.

In-person care is convenient and accessible

While telemedicine can handle many health needs, there are times when you need an in-person visit. When your telemedicine provider is local, it’s a lot easier to make an appointment for tests, screenings, and other evaluations that require a face-to-face visit.

Local providers support continuity of care

Having a provider who’s local means you can receive all your healthcare needs from the same team. A provider who’s familiar with your whole health history is able to provide care that’s truly tailored to your unique needs and challenges, so you can enjoy better outcomes and greater peace of mind.

We have relationships with local hospitals

As local providers, we know the health system in this area, including the local hospitals, rehab centers, and assisted-living facilities. This familiarity can play an important role in your care if you need a procedure or have other health needs that require more intensive treatment.

We can recommend local specialists and resources

As local providers, we know other providers and specialists in the area, along with local health resources. That means we’re in a really good position to schedule consultations and make referrals to specialists, as well as help you find other resources to support physical and mental health and wellness at every stage of life.

We understand your community and culture

Every community has its own healthcare challenges and obstacles unique to the area and its residents. Local providers understand those nuanced differences far better than a far-off provider could. In addition to providing fully tailored medical care and treatment, we can identify community-based resources while offering care that’s sensitive to your cultural needs.

We can be part of your local support system

Maintaining health and wellness is a team effort involving you, your healthcare provider, and your friends and loved ones. Having a provider who’s local makes it easier to coordinate care and help you find assistance and support when you need it most.

The bottom line? Telemedicine from a local provider lets you enjoy the benefits of both care approaches. To learn more about the convenient telemedicine services we offer, book an appointment online or over the phone with Minit Medical Urgent Care and Physical Therapy today.